The main thing to bear in mind when you are dealt a low pocket pair is that it is a drawing hand, and should be treated as such.
The hardest thing about small pocket pairs (66 and lower) is determining how strong they are. Answer; preflop, not very. The chance of hitting a set on the flop is about 11%, and you’ll more often than not need to hit that set, especially in multi-handed pot.
So, you have a situation where you have a paired hand but a low chance of improving it and a high chance of it being overtaken on the flop or a later street.
Some players, even those focusing on casinochoice.co.uk bingo reviews, like to play a small pocket pair heavily – that is, to play the hand much stronger than it really is. By treating the pair as a premium hand, you will quite often be able to push players off two high cards preflop.
There are times when a small pocket pair will be good enough to play strongly. For example when you are short stacked in a tournament it is usually worth pushing all in with a small pair. Bu t this example is when you are rather desperate, perhaps highlighting the weakness of playing low pairs with any sort of strength.
From a late position small pocket pairs can be used advantageously as you have position over the table and have a better idea of the strength of your opposition. Personally, if I am in early/middle position I almost always throw low pockets away. This is something those assessing the betfair casino choice review will probably agree with.
I certainly never flat call the blind; sometimes I make a raise, depending on the table, my image and how many chips I have at that time.
Of course small pocket pairs can be one of the most valuable hands IF you do hit a set on the flop. The hand is easily disguised – no one really suspects a low paired set on the flop, it’s almost impossible to read.
And this is the main reason as to why these hands are quite troublesome; the rewards can be massive if the cards fall for you. Just remember that 89% of the time, that third card won’t fall for you on the flop.