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Ace King (suited)

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Ace of SpadesKing of Spades

Nicknamed big slick, this is the 4th best starting hand in Texas Hold'em. The odds of being dealt ace king (suited) are 1 in 331.

Since many people will be playing premium hands, it is good to know how AKs 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 AA just one rank higher than AK?" 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 AKs fare against other starting hands.

Opposing Hand Win % Tie % Lose %
AA 11.51 1.26 87.23
KK 33.69 0.82 65.48
QQ 46.02 0.39 53.59
JJ 45.94 0.38 53.68
AQs 69.16 4.23 26.61
KQs 70.85 1.16 27.99
AK 7.16 90.67 2.17
AJs 68.90 4.22 26.88
TT 45.92 0.36 53.71

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