Originally Posted by arenaci
What if it was 27 instead of J7? It is argumented that 27 is better than 77.


surprisingly, when i put up both situations against the same 16.4 range,
for 27 on a q37 flop, i got:
27o = 50.6% equity
27s = 53% equity w/ back door flush draw
27s = 67% equity w/ 4 to a flush on the flop
for 77 on a q63 flop, i got:
77 = 46.5% equity
77 = 47.1% equity w/ backdoor flush draw
77 = 53.8% equity w/ 4 to a flush on the flop
i suspect the reason why 27 > 77 in this this situation is 27 blocks 77 set combos. since you have a 7 and there is one on the flop, there is only 1 other combination of 77 for a set. with 77, it doesn't block any set combos on the flop.
so, while you still lose to 88+ over pairs in both situations, 27 is also behind q sets and 3 sets, while 77 is behind q sets, 3 sets, and 6 sets.