Originally Posted by LuckyCadz
There is no "worst hand" in poker. The worst hand is the losing hand!
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Originally Posted by StackThemUp
HoldemChamp..I'm afraid your wrong! Get yourself a decent poker calculator and work it out. I am telling you straight.. 2 3 off is the worst hand in poker played cold. Ask any decent professional and he'll agree...check david Sklansky's book too!
This is not true if there are more than a certain number of players at the table. Let me put it this way... is your 2 7 which paired a 7 on the flop (Which is all you can really hope for, since you are saying that the 2 7 is better than the 2 3 because a 7 is higher than a 3) going to hold up against 5 callers with likely much better hands? Of course not, which is why a potential straight from playing the 2 3 will win you more money in the long run than a 2 7.
Sure, your 7 might pair, beating a pair of 3's in heads up. But your 2 7 is almost always going to lose in bigger games, as opposed to a possible straight with the 2 3 (especially since most likely nobody else will catch the straight since they will be playing higher cards)
BOTH HANDS SUCK...DONT PLAY THEM
but 2 3 is better than 2 7 (especially for long-term payoff) given a certain number of players are in the game.