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bloodoil
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October 29th, 2015 at 6:54:11 PM permalink
" In No Limit Hold Em, which would you prefer to start with, a pair of Jacks, or suited AQ?"

The question is asinine. Depends on information not given. Who are other opponents ? Tournament, low limit, no limit. Just so much info not given to expect an answer of any note.
98Clubs
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October 29th, 2015 at 6:59:56 PM permalink
Exactly bloodoil

Knowing nothing else, JJ... knowing your Opponent(s) is 100% different, as others have said.

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MaxPen
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October 29th, 2015 at 8:08:14 PM permalink
I would take either, because both provide opportunity.
MaxPen
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October 29th, 2015 at 8:08:30 PM permalink
I would take either, because both provide opportunity.
AxelWolf
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October 30th, 2015 at 2:05:28 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

They're the same answer lol. Okay, let's play a game where you always start with AQ and I always start with JJ =).

Any actual player should 'prefer' to start with the better hand =P.

I would agree with you in a pure mathematical sense. All in pre flop JJ is certainly better.

However I would rather play with AQ SS in a ring game and get heads up vs JJ as long as I have position.

If you have my number text me ill send you a picture of my JJ and a big pot felting some D-bag with over 2k at Caesars recently.

Normally I don't really like to find joy in a players misery but in this case I certainly enjoyed it. The look at his face was priceless. Apparently he built up is stack all night before I arrived. He played with an arrogant style. I get obnoxious at times with certain players but not arrogant to other players.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Romes
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October 30th, 2015 at 7:03:52 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I would agree with you in a pure mathematical sense. All in pre flop JJ is certainly better.

So without all of the other information others have also said (table image, other players hand selection, calling stations, etc) JJ wins.

Quote: AxelWolf

However I would rather play with AQ SS in a ring game and get heads up vs JJ as long as I have position.

I would take AQ ss too, if I was heads up, against a calling station, hit my A, saw both his cards, and it was a Tuesday... Sounds like you have several qualifications for your AQ suited, which is fine, AQ suited is a great hand, but that's not the question. The question of the pole/thread is given nothing else (heads up, position, etc, etc) would you rather AQ suited or JJ? JJ is the black and white right answer to me.

Quote: AxelWolf

If you have my number text me ill send you a picture of my JJ and a big pot felting some D-bag with over 2k at Caesars recently.

Normally I don't really like to find joy in a players misery but in this case I certainly enjoyed it. The look at his face was priceless. Apparently he built up is stack all night before I arrived. He played with an arrogant style. I get obnoxious at times with certain players but not arrogant to other players.

I'd love to see it =p. I agree usually there isn't a ton of satisfaction in others misery, but I've seen these obnoxious guys and I think we all agree it feels good when they lose =). You've got my #!
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petro
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October 31st, 2016 at 11:55:11 AM permalink
The question has a false premise: "...a pair of Jacks, or suited AQ? According to the WoO power rankings, they are the same."
They are not the same in the WoO power rankings. Nor are they the same on other ranking list I have looked at.

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