Chris Jack chris_jack at
Tue Sep 18 15:43:41 BST 2007

On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 09:17:29 -0500 "Zach Vonler" zvonler at wrote:> On 9/18/07, Paul Makepeace <paulm at> wrote:> > Here's another that is a bit less than obvious. You've got 78 and the> > board come 783 giving you two pair. I have JJ. At this point you think> > you're looking pretty good.> > Why did the player holding 78 pay to see the flop, given the raise the> player holding JJ should have made?
If you only ever play the "normal" starting hands, it's can be harder to bust the other players as they have more information about what they're probably playing against. Connectors (particularly suited) are actually quite good hands for busting things like pocket aces - 78 connected is better odds of winning than AQ for instance and also has the advantage of being easier to throw away if you miss the flop.
And to answer your second question, if you only ever value bid your hands, you can miss opportunities to lure people into bidding against you by slow play. Depends on who you're playing against of course but slow play can be particularly good against loose aggressive players for instance.
Did someone mention organising a poker night? Did anything ever come of that?
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