- Sep 6, 2016
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I play them like any other pair. Depending on the table, position, etc...
In tournaments especially early on I try to avoid all ins pre-flop. Im looking at set mining the pair and seeing a flop.
I have been playing cash games more recently and I tend to play the same way except now you have some reads on the table as well as not sweating over the blind changes.
I think that is about it.
It's just another pair, and it's difficult to improve on a pair.
Aside from AK, QQ - 1010 are probably the most overplayed hands in poker. It's really hard to know where you are at. If the flop is 682, is an over pair good? I could have 66, 88, 22, and your in bad shape. I could have 57s and be on a flush or/and straight draw (where I'm not going anywhere).
People get married to big pairs, including AA,KK, and often get stacked. I've seen over and over People putting in their stacks with AA or KK on boards like 6789K, 4 card flushes on the board, and other ridiculous flops like 10QJ where you are so obviously beat. Just can't let it go.
You have to be able to control the pot and lay down hands.