|16 votes (69.56%)|
|7 votes (30.43%)|
23 members have voted
Are you leaving out ties or something?Quote: FunkyDoctor
Here are the numbers on this in terms of preflop equity:
89s is about half a percent better than 22 versus a random hand at 50.8% vs. 50.3%. Pocket threes and higher are a clear favorite over 89s versus a random hand, with 33 having 53.7% pot equity and the value rising significantly from there as the pocket pair increases in rank.
probably wrong but I seem to remember 89 Vs 22 is 52% of the time you win with 89ss VS 45% 22.
89s has 50.8% preflop pot equity against a random hand
22 has 50.3% preflop pot equity against a random hand
33 has 53.7% preflop pot equity against a random hand
77 has 66.2% preflop pot equity against a random hand
All else being equal, I will take the PP over the suited connector in the OP's scenario.
I am not looking at 89s against a PP. I believe the OP's question was whether you would rather have 89s or the low-med PP as a starting hand, so I ran the numbers for each of those to see how well they stacked up against a random hand.
That is correct
This & this; and also this.Quote: Rigondeaux
Pocket pairs are much more likely to flop a monster hand and it will be better disguised. They also allow you to occasionally bluff catch.
Nevermind. Since you are shortstacking you cannot set-mine, there are no post-flop implied odds, and none of this is relevant.Quote: DrawingDead
This & this; and also this.
Nevermind. Since you are shortstacking you cannot set-mine, there are no post-flop implied odds, and none of this is relevant.
I can explain why pairs are still better than suited connectors in speculative play, but it seems very unnecessary as of now since pocket pairs are still the predominately preferred hand.
I will explain however, if the vote for pairs drops below 55%
No love for 10-9 or under. However, the caveat is Customer first against a Calling Station.
Bluffing is an element in any real table-stakes Poker. You wanna go 33 vs. suspected T9s, fine if you have it sussed, villain better not flip a pair or 2 to a royal.