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Pocket Kings

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Also called cowboys or King Kong, pocket Kings is the 2nd best starting hand in Texas Hold'em. The odds of being dealt pocket kings are 1 in 220.

Since many people will be playing premium hands, it is good to know how a pair of kings in the hole 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 Pocket Kings fare against other starting hands.

Opposing Hand Win % Tie % Lose %
AA 18.55 0.38 81.06
QQ 81.05 0.38 18.56
AKs 65.48 0.82 33.69
JJ 80.68 0.36 18.97
AQs 67.68 0.39 31.92
KQs 85.54 1.19 13.27
AK 69.61 0.79 29.60
AJs 67.33 0.38 32.29
TT 80.30 0.33 19.37

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