What is Your Favorite Poker Hand?

I remember when people used to talk about this subject and I never had anything to say about it. First of all, I never really liked Hold’em that much. And that was invariably what they were talking about. Not Stud, not Omaha.

Well, let’s fast forward a decade. I am not nearly as burnt out on HE as I was during the boom. Plus the five year hiatus from poker certainly helped!

While I don’t have a favorite Hold’em starting hand, per se, I will admit to liking pocket nines. There are many reasons to like those nines:

  • It’s tough for other players to put you on this hand
  • Pocket nines can be played for set value in certain circumstances
  • Pocket nines can be played as a made hand in many instances
  • You usually know where you are with pocket nines on a raggedy flop
  • If you make a straight with pocket nines, you usually know if you are good or not
  • In a hot & cold hand I will take nines over AKo
pokenum  -h 9c 9s  - ac kd 
Holdem Hi: 1712304 enumerated boards
cards     win   %win    lose  %lose   tie  %tie     EV
9s 9c  943057  55.08  762551  44.53  6696  0.39  0.553
Ac Kd  762551  44.53  943057  55.08  6696  0.39  0.447

In other news, I have finally hit a very cold streak. I’m not even playing that well today, probably because of it. Here are the past two days results of the ChickyParm OIC Grind:

Monday 1/14/12 +12 bb’s
Tuesday 1/15/12 -14 bb’s


About Felicia Lee

Poker, Writing
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One Response to What is Your Favorite Poker Hand?

  1. Steve White says:

    Reblogged this on Grind a Bit and commented:
    Just keep it up. Recognize that you arent beat. Put your cold time into perspective. Stay focused and play your game.

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