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.