Playing small pocket pairs may be one of the easiest types of hands to play. Small pocket pairs consist of: TT, 99, 88, 77, 66, 55, 44, 33, and 22. In any position, you should limp with these hands. If someone happens to raise pre-flop, you should call a raise about three to four times the big blind. While playing pocket pairs, you are hoping to hit three of a kind on the flop. If you hit three of a kind or a set on the flop, play them aggressively. You are winning that one of your opponents hit his top pair and will not fold his hand. If you do not hit a set, most times you should simply fold your hand. Sometimes you will have TT and the flop with all low cards like 3 5 6. These are very difficult situations to play as your opponents may have hit a straight or a set.
In order to play in these situations, you should have a read on your option. Past observation of your opponent's play should give you an idea of the strength of his hand. How has your opponent played a set in the past? How does your opponent play a straight? Unless you have a very good read on your option, it might be smart to fold your hand. As you get better, you will have better readings and feel comfortable in these situations. More advanced players will sometimes raise small pairs to disguise their hand. Pay attention to your opponents and small pairs will win you a lot of chips.