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Pocket Aces

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Ace of HeartsAce of Clubs

Also known as pocket rockets or American Airlines, the pocket aces is the best starting hand in Texas Hold'em. The odds of being dealt pocket aces are 1 in 220.

Since many people will be playing premium hands, it is good to know how AA will fare against other premium hands. Intuitively, we may think that premium hands should all be very good and that one premium hand should only be slightly better than a less premium hand. You may think "Isn't KK just one rank higher than QQ?" but you will be surprised by the extend in which one premium hand can dominate another premium hand, even though there are 5 more cards that can change the outcome.

How AA fare against other starting hands.

Opposing Hand Win % Tie % Lose %
KK 81.06 0.38 18.55
QQ 80.69 0.35 18.96
AKs 87.23 1.26 11.51
JJ 80.31 0.33 19.36
AQs 92.37 1.33 6.30
KQs 82.13 0.38 17.50
AK 91.95 1.25 6.80
AJs 86.45 1.23 12.32
TT 79.93 0.30 19.77

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