Ayecarumba
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December 6th, 2018 at 3:26:02 PM permalink
What hole cards are the "50th percentile" pre-flop power hand in Texas Hold 'Em? In other words, what two cards should expect to have half of all other starting hands stronger, and half weaker before the flop?
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Rigondeaux
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December 6th, 2018 at 3:32:55 PM permalink
Lore holds that it is Q-7 offsuit, the computer hand.

This article says that Q-7 off actually wins 51.76% of the time against random carts.

https://www.thoughtco.com/computer-hand-2728160

So, maybe Q-5 off?
Ayecarumba
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December 7th, 2018 at 7:59:04 AM permalink
How is this deduced? Brute force?
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