Originally Posted by DeadMoneyWalking
But a split pair with A kicker is automatic like (6,A) 6 right?
This is a decent hand but would definitely be a lot better as (66)A because you can represent a lot more with the ace showing (split aces, better low draw). Still, (6A)6 >> (9A)9 since when you play the latter hand, you're basically announcing you have split 9s, but with the former hand, you could have a variety of hands. It's hard to say if this is an "automatic" hand -- it will really depend on dead cards, up-cards behind, and the action you're facing.
Tl;dr: Not a hand to go crazy with but good enough to play sometimes.