The Pocket 2's Dilema!

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Tonight in my last event 3$ Rebuy at stars. Something strange seemed to be going on. Maybe it was just noticeable to me, but I'm not good on poker analysis, or odds etc, so maybe someone can assist me with what I present in front of you. Prob nothing but odd to me.

Playing about 2hrs 20min so far...check out the rivers. Or that I won all but one only because if I would have followed my last 3 experiences with 2,2 I would have realized to call the stupid thing


No. 1

pokerstars Game #15745381747: Tournament #79267340, $3.00+$0.30 Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2008/03/04 - 20:06:31 (ET)
Table '79267340 270' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: aloevera (3140 in chips)
Seat 2: STJK (1580 in chips)
Seat 3: glnzini (2970 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 4: steve9992 (1400 in chips)
Seat 5: mjs361 (2220 in chips)
Seat 6: AhPapi (1560 in chips)
Seat 7: zinzan8 (3580 in chips)
Seat 8: Olskool73 (3040 in chips)
Seat 9: Tangofar (4510 in chips)
Olskool73: posts small blind 10
Tangofar: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to aloevera [2s 2d]
aloevera: calls 20
STJK: folds
glnzini: folds
steve9992: folds
mjs361: calls 20
AhPapi: folds
zinzan8: folds
Olskool73: calls 10
Tangofar: checks
*** FLOP *** [7d 7c 5s]
Olskool73: checks
Tangofar: checks
aloevera: checks
mjs361: checks
*** TURN *** [7d 7c 5s] [Qd]
Olskool73: checks
Tangofar: checks
aloevera: checks
mjs361: checks
*** RIVER *** [7d 7c 5s Qd] [2c]
Olskool73: folds
Tangofar: checks
aloevera: bets 60
mjs361: folds
Tangofar: folds
aloevera collected 80 from pot
aloevera: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 80 | Rake 0
Board [7d 7c 5s Qd 2c]
Seat 1: aloevera collected (80)
Seat 2: STJK folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: glnzini folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: steve9992 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: mjs361 folded on the River
Seat 6: AhPapi folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: zinzan8 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Olskool73 (small blind) folded on the River
Seat 9: Tangofar (big blind) folded on the River

No. 2


PokerStars Game #15746434390: Tournament #79267340, $3.00+$0.30 Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2008/03/04 - 20:54:30 (ET)
Table '79267340 270' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: aloevera (2900 in chips)
Seat 2: STJK (1630 in chips)
Seat 3: glnzini (4850 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 4: steve9992 (4110 in chips)
Seat 5: mjs361 (10675 in chips)
Seat 6: AhPapi (3650 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 7: zinzan8 (14745 in chips)
Seat 8: Olskool73 (5740 in chips)
Seat 9: Tangofar (10200 in chips)
aloevera: posts small blind 50
STJK: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to aloevera [2h 2s]
glnzini: folds
steve9992: folds
mjs361: folds
AhPapi: folds
zinzan8: folds
Olskool73: folds
Tangofar: folds
aloevera: calls 50
STJK: checks
*** FLOP *** [7d 8d Ts]
aloevera: checks
STJK: checks
*** TURN *** [7d 8d Ts] [Qs]
aloevera: bets 100
STJK: calls 100
*** RIVER *** [7d 8d Ts Qs] [2d]
aloevera: bets 300
STJK: folds
aloevera collected 400 from pot
aloevera: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 400 | Rake 0
Board [7d 8d Ts Qs 2d]
Seat 1: aloevera (small blind) collected (400)
Seat 2: STJK (big blind) folded on the River
Seat 3: glnzini folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: steve9992 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: mjs361 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: AhPapi folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: zinzan8 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Olskool73 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Tangofar (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

No. 3 still won it:)

PokerStars Game #15747660441: Tournament #79267340, $3.00+$0.30 Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (150/300) - 2008/03/04 - 21:51:37 (ET)
Table '79267340 270' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: aloevera (13025 in chips)
Seat 2: STJK (4730 in chips)
Seat 3: ripdiamond (15735 in chips)
Seat 4: steve9992 (4920 in chips)
Seat 5: mjs361 (13270 in chips)
Seat 6: GunnaFarQUp (7275 in chips)
Seat 7: zinzan8 (6645 in chips)
Seat 8: Olskool73 (7545 in chips)
Seat 9: Tangofar (19565 in chips)
aloevera: posts the ante 25
STJK: posts the ante 25
ripdiamond: posts the ante 25
steve9992: posts the ante 25
mjs361: posts the ante 25
GunnaFarQUp: posts the ante 25
zinzan8: posts the ante 25
Olskool73: posts the ante 25
Tangofar: posts the ante 25
mjs361: posts small blind 150
GunnaFarQUp: posts big blind 300
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to aloevera [2c 2s]
zinzan8: folds
Olskool73: folds
Tangofar: folds
aloevera: calls 300
STJK: folds
ripdiamond: folds
steve9992: calls 300
mjs361: folds
GunnaFarQUp: checks
*** FLOP *** [5c 3d Jc]
GunnaFarQUp: checks
aloevera: bets 900
steve9992: folds
GunnaFarQUp: folds
aloevera collected 1275 from pot
aloevera: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1275 | Rake 0
Board [5c 3d Jc]
Seat 1: aloevera collected (1275)
Seat 2: STJK folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: ripdiamond folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: steve9992 (button) folded on the Flop
Seat 5: mjs361 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: GunnaFarQUp (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 7: zinzan8 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Olskool73 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Tangofar folded before Flop (didn't bet)

No. 4 I guess I should have payed attention to previous pocket 2's and know I would suck out on the river and just called:mad:

PokerStars Game #15748482505: Tournament #79267340, $3.00+$0.30 Hold'em No Limit - Level X (400/800) - 2008/03/04 - 22:31:20 (ET)
Table '79267340 270' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: aloevera (25950 in chips)
Seat 2: STJK (5910 in chips)
Seat 3: Nitrogen-E (4595 in chips)
Seat 4: steve9992 (21255 in chips)
Seat 5: mjs361 (14995 in chips)
Seat 6: GunnaFarQUp (4120 in chips)
Seat 7: zinzan8 (11720 in chips)
Seat 8: Olskool73 (1645 in chips)
Seat 9: Tangofar (8515 in chips)
aloevera: posts the ante 75
STJK: posts the ante 75
Nitrogen-E: posts the ante 75
steve9992: posts the ante 75
mjs361: posts the ante 75
GunnaFarQUp: posts the ante 75
zinzan8: posts the ante 75
Olskool73: posts the ante 75
Tangofar: posts the ante 75
Olskool73: posts small blind 400
Tangofar: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to aloevera [2s 2d]
aloevera: calls 800
STJK: folds
Nitrogen-E: folds
steve9992: raises 800 to 1600
mjs361: folds
GunnaFarQUp: calls 1600
zinzan8: folds
Olskool73: folds
Tangofar: folds
aloevera said, ":) cheers I know kenzie is about too"
aloevera: calls 800
*** FLOP *** [7c Jd 7h]
aloevera: checks
steve9992: bets 800
GunnaFarQUp: calls 800
aloevera: calls 800
*** TURN *** [7c Jd 7h] [3s]
aloevera: checks
steve9992: bets 800
GunnaFarQUp: calls 800
aloevera: folds
*** RIVER *** [7c Jd 7h 3s] [2h]
steve9992: bets 800
GunnaFarQUp: raises 45 to 845 and is all-in
steve9992: calls 45
*** SHOW DOWN ***
GunnaFarQUp: shows [Ac 2c] (two pair, Sevens and Deuces)
steve9992: shows [6d 6s] (two pair, Sevens and Sixes)
steve9992 collected 12365 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 12365 | Rake 0
Board [7c Jd 7h 3s 2h]
Seat 1: aloevera folded on the Turn
Seat 2: STJK folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Nitrogen-E folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: steve9992 showed [6d 6s] and won (12365) with two pair, Sevens and Sixes
Seat 5: mjs361 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: GunnaFarQUp showed [Ac 2c] and lost with two pair, Sevens and Deuces
Seat 7: zinzan8 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Olskool73 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: Tangofar (big blind) folded before Flop

no. 5 and while doing this thread

PokerStars Game #15748842086: Tournament #79267340, $3.00+$0.30 Hold'em No Limit - Level XI (500/1000) - 2008/03/04 - 22:48:54 (ET)
Table '79267340 270' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: aloevera (11055 in chips)
Seat 2: STJK (1135 in chips)
Seat 3: Nitrogen-E (25530 in chips)
Seat 4: steve9992 (28655 in chips)
Seat 5: mjs361 (12895 in chips)
Seat 6: MrBdyBldr (46048 in chips)
Seat 7: zinzan8 (13120 in chips)
Seat 8: Olskool73 (4920 in chips)
Seat 9: bort 5775 (18745 in chips)
aloevera: posts the ante 100
STJK: posts the ante 100
Nitrogen-E: posts the ante 100
steve9992: posts the ante 100
mjs361: posts the ante 100
MrBdyBldr: posts the ante 100
zinzan8: posts the ante 100
Olskool73: posts the ante 100
bort 5775: posts the ante 100
aloevera: posts small blind 500
STJK: posts big blind 1000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to aloevera [2h 2c]
Nitrogen-E: calls 1000
steve9992: folds
mjs361: folds
MrBdyBldr: calls 1000
zinzan8: folds
Olskool73: folds
bort 5775: folds
aloevera: calls 500
STJK: checks
*** FLOP *** [2d 9h Jd]
aloevera: bets 2000
STJK: folds
mjs361 said, "omg"
Nitrogen-E: folds
MrBdyBldr: calls 2000
*** TURN *** [2d 9h Jd] [Ts]
aloevera: bets 7955 and is all-in
MrBdyBldr: calls 7955
*** RIVER *** [2d 9h Jd Ts] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
aloevera: shows [2h 2c] (three of a kind, Deuces)
MrBdyBldr: shows [9d Ad] (a pair of Nines)
aloevera collected 24810 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 24810 | Rake 0
Board [2d 9h Jd Ts 4h]
Seat 1: aloevera (small blind) showed [2h 2c] and won (24810) with three of a kind, Deuces
Seat 2: STJK (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: Nitrogen-E folded on the Flop
Seat 4: steve9992 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: mjs361 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: MrBdyBldr showed [9d Ad] and lost with a pair of Nines
Seat 7: zinzan8 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Olskool73 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: bort 5775 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Somebody talk to me, I'm still in the game.( I never play 2's) And you can be damn sure they either going to take me out, or win me this damn thing.
 
blankoblanco

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deuces never loses baby
 
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According to the legendary bon vivant & poker whiz, 666, pocket 2's are money in the bank.
I know he took a lot of my chippies with them. :)
 
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According to the legendary bon vivant & poker whiz, 666, pocket 2's are money in the bank.
I know he took a lot of my chippies with them. :)
Doyle Brunson also mentions them, in Super System. ;)
 
aloevera

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OK so combu and I at the table talking about this thread and this happens...buddy said he was desperate and decided to give it a shot lmao:p good for him.

PokerStars Game #15749261166: Tournament #79267340, $3.00+$0.30 Hold'em No Limit - Level XII (600/1200) - 2008/03/04 - 23:10:06 (ET)
Table '79267340 208' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: cust0mxH2 (32215 in chips)
Seat 2: aloevera (23410 in chips)
Seat 3: rc1venom (48525 in chips)
Seat 4: DARKCLOUD484 (3060 in chips)
Seat 5: CarloCoxXx7 (32768 in chips)
Seat 6: aeroflight (15760 in chips)
Seat 7: erico1111 (23349 in chips)
Seat 8: BIGMASTERG (22565 in chips)
Seat 9: camikater (116623 in chips)
cust0mxH2: posts the ante 125
aloevera: posts the ante 125
rc1venom: posts the ante 125
DARKCLOUD484: posts the ante 125
CarloCoxXx7: posts the ante 125
aeroflight: posts the ante 125
erico1111: posts the ante 125
BIGMASTERG: posts the ante 125
camikater: posts the ante 125
BIGMASTERG: posts small blind 600
camikater: posts big blind 1200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to aloevera [5c As]
cust0mxH2: folds
aloevera: folds
rc1venom: folds
DARKCLOUD484: raises 1735 to 2935 and is all-in
CarloCoxXx7: folds
aeroflight: folds
erico1111: folds
BIGMASTERG: folds
camikater: calls 1735
aloevera said, "I will go all in with them this game lool"
*** FLOP *** [Qs 8c Th]
CarloCoxXx7 said, "lol"
*** TURN *** [Qs 8c Th] [7d]
aloevera said, "lmao"
*** RIVER *** [Qs 8c Th 7d] [Jc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
camikater: shows [6d 3s] (high card Queen)
DARKCLOUD484: shows [2d 2s] (a pair of Deuces)
aloevera said, "wooot"
DARKCLOUD484 said, "LOL"
DARKCLOUD484 collected 7595 from pot
aloevera said, "weeeeeeeed"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 7595 | Rake 0
Board [Qs 8c Th 7d Jc]
Seat 1: cust0mxH2 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: aloevera folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: rc1venom folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: DARKCLOUD484 showed [2d 2s] and won (7595) with a pair of Deuces
Seat 5: CarloCoxXx7 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: aeroflight folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: erico1111 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: BIGMASTERG (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: camikater (big blind) showed [6d 3s] and lost with high card Queen
 
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Moved tables finally about 1hr and 15min ago...haven't seen 2's myself.since I moved..one person won with them at my table...will see how it goes for the rest of the game.
 
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you know ducks usually live near a river or pond or lake but in this case the river .....lol
 
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Wow, just be carefull that you don't develope an unhealthy need to play P2s, they are still junk.
 
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Wow, just be carefull that you don't develope an unhealthy need to play P2s, they are still junk.

Finally got them...CC taught me well;)

PokerStars Game #15750994003: Tournament #79267340, $3.00+$0.30 Hold'em No Limit - Level XVIII (3000/6000) - 2008/03/05 - 00:56:05 (ET)
Table '79267340 208' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 2: aloevera (256908 in chips)
Seat 3: mrgorm (59658 in chips)
Seat 4: syghta (55442 in chips)
Seat 5: Doughboys123 (110974 in chips)
Seat 6: BBDDAM (28362 in chips)
Seat 7: saintpimp (297469 in chips)
Seat 8: Ice67 (9614 in chips)
Seat 9: goldenchild (236248 in chips)
aloevera: posts the ante 600
mrgorm: posts the ante 600
syghta: posts the ante 600
Doughboys123: posts the ante 600
BBDDAM: posts the ante 600
saintpimp: posts the ante 600
Ice67: posts the ante 600
goldenchild: posts the ante 600
aloevera: posts small blind 3000
mrgorm: posts big blind 6000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to aloevera [2h 2s]
syghta: folds
Doughboys123: folds
BBDDAM: folds
saintpimp: folds
Ice67: raises 3014 to 9014 and is all-in
goldenchild: folds
aloevera: calls 6014
mrgorm: raises 50044 to 59058 and is all-in
aloevera: folds
*** FLOP *** [9c 6s 8c]
*** TURN *** [9c 6s 8c] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [9c 6s 8c Qc] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mrgorm: shows [Ad Qd] (a pair of Queens)
Ice67: shows [Tc Kd] (a straight, Nine to King)
Ice67 collected 31842 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 31842 | Rake 0
Board [9c 6s 8c Qc Js]
Seat 2: aloevera (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: mrgorm (big blind) showed [Ad Qd] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 4: syghta folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Doughboys123 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: BBDDAM folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: saintpimp folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Ice67 showed [Tc Kd] and won (31842) with a straight, Nine to King
Seat 9: goldenchild (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
 
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22 is an terrible hand.

Get rid of, they are never favourable against any hand, well maybe apart from 72 off.

Try them against a few other shite hands in a good convertor and you will be surprised.

Poker Calculator - Poker Hendon Mob

I'm assuming that link is acceptable to post, if not I will remove.
 
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22 is an terrible hand.

Get rid of, they are never favourable against any hand, well maybe apart from 72 off.

Try them against a few other shite hands in a good convertor and you will be surprised.

Poker Calculator - Poker Hendon Mob

I'm assuming that link is acceptable to post, if not I will remove.

Meaning you don't want to be all-in with them, but if you have implied odds, they are still good to play for set value.
 
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Actually the statistics put forward by that hand statistics programs are lies perpetuated by the government to get less people to play the unbeatable deuces so that George Bush has an easier $0.01/$0.02 game on stars.
 
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Doyle Brunson says that 22 will win more often than AK if you are all in pre flop heads up, IIRC...
 
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Doyle Brunson says that 22 will win more often than AK if you are all in pre flop heads up, IIRC...

yes, 22 is a very slight favorite when they're head to head AIPF. but against a reasonable range of marginal-to-strong hands, AK has much better equity
 
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22 33 and 44 I tend to dump preflop unless I'm either button SB or BB and its limped to me. As far as all them 2's hitting on the river with pock 2's all I can say is wow... Never works that way for me.
 
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