Re: Small/medium pocket pairs in early stages of 6-max hypers.
You don't need to be balanced with this type of hand.
Let's say you are in the CO with 20BB, no ante. You might fold or min-raise most hands, neither of which is ideal with mid pairs, so you jam them. Even if a villain knows you have 99-66 there is little he can do, as he doesn't pick up 88+ often enough to make the jam unprofitable.
Also, no matter how obvious it is that you have a hand like that, nobody is going to exploit your lack of balance by folding hands like AKo which are dogs to your range (or calling JTs, which is flipping).