It all depends on your position, your opponents and your image. In the early position, if possible, go into the limp game - to see the flop cheaply (an exception can be made for pocket TT). In the middle position, if before you all the opponents made a fold - raise. When playing in a late position, call the standard raise size or make an open-raise.
pair means couple, couple means love, love means hurt or happy. so becearefull with love mate.. but dont give up in love, if you dont see happy things in floop then try to take some small risk maybe happy things waiting for you on the turn. if happy thing still not there dont worry in this level you already named a fighter of love even if love hurts you over and over again and poker gods know that you already have a place in heaven.. lets continiue Now you are a bloody love warrior, you cry, you sad, you tired,you screaming so after passing deadly war on the turn you need to start thinking about yourself (your stack) if the risk to big to see happy things on the river for your loves,its Means this is not your true love then it's time to let go. Wipe away your tears and move on,find another love.. THE END
I'm never limping middling pairs, min raise atleast maybe more toward 2.2 - 2.5x. Middle pairs are hard to play postflop and if you can take it down preflop then great. If you flop a set then there is more money in the pot, and by raising you narrow a callers range down. if you limp and they limp they could be limping any 2 cards.
Can play variously but important thing is not over commit early and not get over attached.
The main hope is to catch a set (which is still vulnerable to straights) or full house, though set over set can occur and be costly.
Hence they should always be played cautiously and with situational awareness.
I feel like 99 has become my new pocket jacks. I always get 9's with like 11 BB's left and im in the small blind with 2 limpers that will NOT be folding to my shove and I look down and see 99 and say to myself uuuuuuuuuugh Im about to be eliminated.
Maybe on middle and late position, but if you have nothing on the flop I easy fold if someone shove. Yesterday I play Pokerstar tv freeroll and I have a 5 5 in hand, two players call all-in and I had to fold (on flop come 2 5 5).
From my history and lack of success with them, I guess you could say that I play them poorly....does that answer your question, or were you looking for some wise advice? From the previous responses, you can see that opinions differ and the variations of situations create thousands of different plays; each as good as the other under certain circumstances. Sometimes it comes down to your gut feeling about both the players and the time and place in the tournament.
Actually with a lot of fear and waiting conect Set.
I bet to isolate one or two opponents and from there we see the behavior, I do C-Bet and if does not work Fold.
Sometimes I apply the rule No Set - No Bet.