this thread is only really meaningful up to about post #6, Likminutz's. After that I would have thought it is made mostly for spamming reasons, but this post below made me LOL.
Originally Posted by pokerplaya12
yeah, more times than you would expect pocket aces lose... i like to bet at least 1/4 chip stack when you have the pocket jj, qq, kk, or aa, and then see from there. obviously if somebody has higher pockets there is nothing you can do but most of the time chances are pocket queens or better has their opponets whole cards beat.
so, i honestly expect that pocket aces get beat approximately by the statistical probability they would, which depends on the number of players in the hand, among other factors. so perhaps you wouldn't be right in that first sentence. then, betting "1/4 chip stack" is totally clueless. how much you want to bet will depend on many things, mostly your position, action before you, stack sizes, types of players at the table, etc. and of course there are things you can do if someone has a higher pocket pair - namely fold if you think you are beat (which you can reasonably figure out sometimes). but my favorite part came at the end: chances are that my pocket queens or better (where the heck did this range come from?)
will have my opponents' WHOLE cards beat. i can just see their hole cards turning all blue from the beating. or could it be that it is just the top half of the cards that is beaten? or some other part? just what i can see? oh wait, that is just the blue deck we are playing with....