# Which one is the best? J♠10♠ or 8♦8♣ or A♦7♣

#### Santuk

##### Enthusiast
J♠10♠ or 8♦8♣ or A♦7♣

Suppose you are dealt these two cards in hand, which do you think is better?

#### MishkaZL

##### Legend
In my opinion it is JTs or 88 but it definitely isn't A7o.

#### Santuk

##### Enthusiast
In my opinion it is JTs or 88 but it definitely isn't A7o.
I think that 88 is the best but then I choose A7 since I have A and it is the highest.

#### Emily Trott

##### Visionary
I'll go with the pair every time so 88 it is.

#### kunkgreen

##### Visionary
What would be best for?
I believe it will depend on the positions, effective stack... etc.

Or are you just wanting the results of the probabilities in a match between the 3?!
be that...

#### Poker_Mike

##### Legend
Loyaler
J♠10♠ or 8♦8♣ or A♦7♣

Suppose you are dealt these two cards in hand, which do you think is better?
I look at the hiarchy of winning hands.

One pair (any pair) is ahead of the other hands.

Both A7 and JTs need to make a pair above 88 to have a chance of winning - or complete a flush or a straight. So those hands need to catch up.

Having said that - about half the time you can't win without an ace in your hand.

Cardschat has a free hand calculator that will show you the percentages (equity)....

Good luck !

#### pankoffff

##### Rock Star
J♠10♠ is the best hand u can play.

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#### Fushicho

##### Rock Star
I think I prefer 88. I really do get annoyed with people playing cards cos they are suited. Although looking at the 3-way comparison J10 suited beats the other hands, I also note in the straight hand comparison pockets pairs are ranked ahead of J10.

#### Jogo4

##### Rock Star
a pair is a pair, it's better to have something than not to expect something!

#### YLAN

##### Visionary
Amongst these cards, highest ranked pre-flop is 8♦8♣ but I would prefer J♠10♠ as it is easiest to play for me after the flop. At the end of the hand, there is no card here that is better, it depends on how the cards are played in a given situation & the community cards dealt.

#### dzsire

##### Visionary
I really do get annoyed with people playing cards cos they are suited.
Why? Suited connectors give you more chances to win. It is ok that a straight flush on flop (or on the board) is very rare but you have also the chance to get a flush or straight. J10 suited is a good starting hand I guess.

#### serj537

##### Rock Star
I prefer J 10 suits. 88 can also be played, but I would throw T 7 off.

#### goaldriversv

##### Legend
Setting aside position and all the other factors, just plug into a poker odds calculator and you’ll see which is best. That said despite the odds some people prefer one hand over another

#### yuriko oyama

100% 10J

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##### Visionary
suited JT. 88 is a pair but not a great one.

##### Legend
to be honest, JTS has a better chance than other cards, but 88 is also a normal map, but in terms of chances I would choose JTS which is considered the highest percentage, you can calculate according to the program, so I think the program will show you this

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JTs.

#### amonlima

##### Rock Star
The 88 is the hand with the highest winning percentage. However, in relation to JTs, it only gains a 1% advantage, in fact it does not reach an exact 1%, but it is very close. Against the A7o the 88 has almost a 71% victory.

#### Aballinamion

##### Legend
J♠10♠ or 8♦8♣ or A♦7♣

Suppose you are dealt these two cards in hand, which do you think is better?
Depends on which position we are and what types of players we are dealing with.
Can you picture yourself playing these aforementioned combos from UTG on a table full of loose and fully aggressive players?
And other positions with another set of players?

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#### jack12de

##### Enthusiast
88, because it is easier to play as JTs

#### thedarkman

##### Legend
The pair should be favourite heads up, then the two overcards, although im my experience, in a situation like this all-in, the worst hand usually wins.

8 8 allways wins

#### Juancii

##### Enthusiast
I take my 8's and go to war with them!

#### Santuk

##### Enthusiast
I'll go with the pair every time so 88 it is.
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