Monday, October 12, 2009

My favorite hand can beat your favorite hand.

What's your favorite pocket pair? I hear this question a lot. More accurately, I here people proclaim their favorite hold'em hole cards without my asking. Why would I ask? What else would it be?

Amazingly they never share my favorite pocket pair, which is an ace followed by another ace. I've heard all the reasons why suited connectors are so great and why people cling to a hand they've had success with in the past. Really though, would you rather have the hand that holds a special place in your heart over pocket rockets? Does anyone believe any other two cards hold up as well?

It has gotten to the point that when I go out to play cards and am dealt AA, I'll hesitate slightly and announce that I have my favorite hand when deciding what to raise. With this simple comment almost everyone rules out pocket rockets!

Would Doyle pass up A-A for 10-2? I think not.

5 comments:

  1. Hmmm, well after tonights play I don't think it really matters. I wont bore you with too many details but I had 4 x pp A's, 2 x pp K's and 1 x pp Q and I place 'decent' raise, every one was called pre flop (or re-raised) and by the river not one had held up. Cost me dear so I'm gonna play 2 9 off suit in the future!!!!!!!

    Damn Fish!!!!!!! ;-)

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  2. I love it when people suck out on you with somethig like 85o and then tell you it is there favourite hand. Yeah, you keep playing that shit mate and you'll be fine!

    I, like you, prefer AA but I do get all sentimental when I see Ts7s after I won a huge pot in my first live tournament with it on a huge bluff!

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  3. I love it when people suck out on you with somethig like 85o and then tell you it is there favourite hand. Yeah, you keep playing that shit mate and you'll be fine!

    I, like you, prefer AA but I do get all sentimental when I see Ts7s after I won a huge pot in my first live tournament with it on a huge bluff!

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  4. I always chuckles whenever someone mentions a favorite hand other than aces. I go out of my way to bluff them out of their seat if I pick up that hand, as it's a surefire way to tilt them like crazy.

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  5. I always go out of my way to bluff people when I hold their "favorite hand" - seems to tilt them 100% of the time.

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