Originally Posted by gord962
As for playing A-X, I read on here somewhere that A-X will beat K-Q 80%(???) of the time. I can't remember the exact percentage, but it was really high, so why wouldn't you play A-X when at a $1 table???
are not nearly that good. Ax VS KQ is only 57% to win assuming neither are suited. This also assumes no other hands are playing and there will be a showdown. And it never does any good to argue the playability of a starting hand based on how it lines up to any one other hand...because we don't know what they have
. Hey, if you know
you will be facing only one opponent and you know
he/she has KQ, play that Ax.
There are several problems with Ax that all involve what you do after the flop. Let say you pair your ace on a board of A-K-9 and two players check to you (cause I am assuming you are at least smart enough to not play Ax out of position). How do you bet? What if you are called? What if you are CRed? What if you pair your low card? Do you play it? Ax is no fun to play against aggressive players...and little fun against a passive table, IMHO.
Hey, but I have lots of love for the "any Ace" players at my NL games.