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It was an attempt to make a play at the pot. I do it with 89o, 86o, and a few others early on when the price is cheap and the chance of cracking someone is high. Just so turned out I was the one being cracked here.

You basically are increasing your varience. You are taking on additional risks, balancing it out with an additional chance to double up. Only you can decide if this is +EV for you.

I like to do the same thing with small pairs. But I typically will limp in, instead of raising, unless I felt I could win the blinds right there. When I do hit, I can be more confident that I am ahead. Chris has pointed out some of the issues with doing this with QJ
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