The best strategy is to stay in the hand until the flop, no matter what cards you have. In the event that someone raises the pot by a lot, then fold. However, stay in until the flop. If you do not have anything after the flop, fold your hand. Only stay in if you have something. For instance, a pair, two pairs, or three of a kind. Do not stay in if you might get something (for example, a flush or a straight). Only stay in if you have something to play with. You might have to fold a number of hands, but the hands you do play will make up for it. By doing this, you also allow the other players to eliminate themselves.