This is a discussion on My story with 5-5 within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; 5-5, this is the only hand in poker I don't know what to do with, especially in the critical moments in tournament when I have
5-5, this is the only hand in poker I don't know what to do with, especially in the critical moments in tournament when I have to go all in or fold. Sometimes I go all-in but I lose against any normal hand. Sometimes I fold it, but the 5 comes on the board and I regret it!
Basically, it's a weak hand, but in critical moments in MTT we have to take some risk to double up.
I think with this hand, there is no specific strategy, it's only a matter of luck and a good feeling!
I draw the line at 88 yet i lost with 99... bro...you can lose with AA... easily.
I like to measure the players more than the cards... the flop is the key variable for me... the question is whether i want to pay to see the flop, then compete with the board based on what cards i have...there is no math for that...
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It depends on the stage of the tournament, on the size of the stack, on the players at the table. Statistics on players helps to solve with such hands. Sometimes there is no way out and you need all-in. When a small stack, and you're in a late position, etc.