I thought I read somewhere that if u have a pocket pair, and opponent is more likely to have a pocket pair than if you did not have a pocket pair. The pair vs pair paradox?
just googled it, since i forgot the numbers myslef but here it is:
of more than one player on a ten-handed Hold 'Em table receiving a pocket pair is 11.4%. But when YOU see your pocket pair, the odds of another player holding one is 42.5%"
another example is if u flip a coin for heads or tails..the chance to flip it 3 times Heads in a row is 50%*50%*50%=12.5%, BUT if you have flipped heads twice already than its 100%*100%*50%=50% chance to hit heads
"The bottom line: When you have a pocket pair in Hold 'Em, the chances another player on your 10-player table also has a pocket pair is over 42%. When you see those hands, don't think the site is rigging the deal to build pots. Think that this is how things work in a random system" - http://www.pokerdiy.com/poker-forums...afv/topic.aspx
I googled it and found that info there ^^ is the link if u want to read for urself, or if dunno if i'm supposed to quote where I c/p, so I did. I remember reading about it in a book i thought, H on cash vol.1? Not sure, but before i read about this I was always saying to myself, how come every damn time I get a pp someone else has a bigger one/ lower one that hit set...Hope this helps.