Small Pairs in Big Tournaments
In every 먹튀폴리스tournament there is at least one defining moment. Sometimes it comes early on and sometimes very late. Sometimes, in one tournament, there is more than one such moment. But there is always at least one hand where, if it goes your way, you can feel it in your heart that the tournament is yours to win.
Very often this defining hand involves you holding a pocket pair. If that pair is aces then your first decision is already made for you – you are going to play the hand. I’d have said aces or kings, but lately it seems the hot brag post on the online poker boards is about folding pocket kings pre-flop. So, for the purposes of this article, I will put aces alone on a pedestal, kings and queens just below as medium pairs, and every other pair all lumped together as small pairs. For the record, pre-flop at least, I am not yet good enough to fold pocket kings.
Now hold on a second before you get your britches in a bunch. After thirty years in the game I know that there are times when it is perfectly correct to shove all in pre-flop with your jacks or even nines. Poker being the situational game that it is, there are even times that shoving with deuces, or even garbage, is the best play. But those players who think that jacks are an automatic shove every time are missing the big picture.
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