This is a discussion on Unpaired face cards within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I want to ask you folks, what would you consider as a good strategy when it comes to cards that are unpaired face cards? I
I want to ask you folks, what would you consider as a good strategy when it comes to cards that are unpaired face cards? I know the combinations would be:
And specifically, I'm talking face cards that don't even have an ace or ten as a second hole card. How should I play these hands on the button? How should I play them in early or middle position?
These hands I'm usually dealt in a 9-max NLHE table cash game and the type of cash game where I'm up against a handful of LAGs looking for action raising in late position or even on the button. And when I'm dealt these hands on the button, I get small raises of say $7 or even as much of $15 preflop. And in tournaments, the stakes tend to go up fast and after five to ten minutes of folding, I get a hand like KQ suited.
On the button I would be looking to play for 3-5BBs (whether it's a bet, raise or call).
In early to mid position, I would never limp because that shows too much weakness. I would open for 1-2 BBs in the hopes you only get callers. Then if you get a raise call up to a total of 4BBs and fold anything higher.