I collected over 2200 winning

hands that won at showdown in

Pokerstars MTTs over the last 2 weeks. I organized the results into a pretty standard chart with each square showing how many times that hand won at showdown in 2200 winning hands. You guys might be pretty surprised to see which hands were at the top. It isn't A/A and K/K

Top 5:

1) A/K

2) A/Q

3) A/J

4) A/A

5) K/J

Down at the bottom end, 7/2 is the worst hand. No surprise there. It won once in 2000 showdowns. The second worst is a 5 way tie which includes K/4. K4 is pretty weak I know, but Q/5 which is an even weaker hand won nearly 4 times more often.

You can download the chart here:

https://postimg.cc/KkWV16sq
When I collected the data I made no regard to suited/unsuited hands. Next time I will. I'll let you know when I have the new update ready. I ranked the top 20 hands on the right side for quick reference. Yes A/A really does rank fourth and Q/Q does dominate K/K. That's what the numbers say anyway. No wonder we're all taking such bad beats. KK is the 8th best starting hand at Pokerstars! You believe that? I didn't until I put this chart together.

Look at the chart and ask yourself if you can really put all that down to variance. I don't think you can. I'm not a statistician but I would bet $100 that 2000 winning hands over about 6000 hands of poker should be more than enough to cancel out the effects of variance and align more closely with theoretical

odds, which this graph doesn't even come close to doing.

If you want to do an experiment, play a Pokerstars MTT using this chart instead of your HUD. I'll bet you'll get deeper and win more.

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A quick study of the numbers:

32% OF ALL WINNING HANDS HAVE AN A IN THEM

74% OF ALL HANDS WON AT AT SHOWDOWN HAVE AN A. K OR Q IN THEM

22% OF ALL HANDS WON ARE WON BY THE TOP 5 IN RANK

26% OF ALL WINING HANDS ARE POCKET PAIRS

16% OF ALL WINNERS ARE POCKET PAIRS LOWER THAN A/A, K/K, Q/Q

90% of all hands won at showdown are won by Pocket Pairs, or hands with an A.K or Q in them.
So if you don't have a pocket pair, or an A.K.or Q in your hand you better take the pot before it ever gets to a showdown. You have a 10% chance of winning if you don't.