What is the worst starting hand in poker?

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Speaking of absolute value, the worst starting hand in Texas Hold'em is 72, with cards of different suits, this being the hand that fewer options to win.


But personally for you and that which would be the worst hand?

 
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I would say that many cards that play badly are not only 7-2 but also 8-2 and 8-3 7-3 6-2 5-3 4-2 sometimes they play well, but this rarely happens!
 
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Speaking of absolute value, the worst starting hand in Texas Hold'em is 72, with cards of different suits, this being the hand that fewer options to win.


But personally for you and that which would be the worst hand?

There are a lot of bad hands such like : (of course 72 ) 73, 93 ,26 , or 28 .. i would always fold those hands ..
 
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The best and worst hands are obvious, but I think the most overrated hand is AK. It might be because I'm uncomfortable playing it on a missed board, but I find it's very inconsistent in general, despite a lot of people playing it as aggressively as JJ+.
 
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The worst poker hands are without a doubt 7-2 and 8-3, but also 2-5,2-8,4-9. the first two are basic as the worst the others are a small example of which hands would not play
 
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In my opinion, the worst possible start-up cards are 2 7.
 
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that said, i tend to make huge bluffs with 7-2 just to prove that it doesnt matter what cards you play, its how you play them and vs whom
 
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A combination of 2 and 7 different suits is considered the worst hand in Texas Hold'em. These are the 2 lowest cards from which it is impossible to make a straight (4 cards between 2 and 7). Even if these cards are the same suit, the flush will be too weak. Do not save the situation and the presence of a pair of one of them.
Some players, knowing that this is the worst hand, play it for fun and call it a hammer.
 
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You should love hands like 72o because they make your decision easy. FOLD. The most dangerous hands are ones that can get you in trouble like KJ. These are hands that look good, but can be easily dominated. Low suited connectors can get players into trouble, too. Many players will always play a suited Ace. So, you can easily lose to a higher flush or straight.
 
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You should love hands like 72o because they make your decision easy. FOLD. The most dangerous hands are ones that can get you in trouble like KJ. These are hands that look good, but can be easily dominated. Low suited connectors can get players into trouble, too. Many players will always play a suited Ace. So, you can easily lose to a higher flush or straight.



yeah but thats also the thing why i love to play babypairs or suited connectors. If you dont hit something on the flop, its easy to fold when theres overcards on the board.
 
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Of course 7-2 but I almost never play either 9-2, 8-2, 10-2, rarely 6-2 unless they're suited I thinks this are the wors hand of poker in NL texas holdem
 
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yeah but thats also the thing why i love to play babypairs or suited connectors. If you dont hit something on the flop, its easy to fold when theres overcards on the board.


Small and mid pairs are great hands because, like you said, your decision in usually pretty easy on the flop. A common quote is "No set, no bet". You just have to be disciplined enough to fold them pre-flop if the bet is too big. After all, you are only going to hit your set 12% of the time. Suited connectors are generally good cards to balance out your opening range. However, the lower ones can easily turn into trouble hands. You have to be careful with those, too.
 
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You should love hands like 72o because they make your decision easy. FOLD. The most dangerous hands are ones that can get you in trouble like KJ. These are hands that look good, but can be easily dominated. Low suited connectors can get players into trouble, too. Many players will always play a suited Ace. So, you can easily lose to a higher flush or straight.


Absolutely, if you have the absolute best or worst hands, it shouldn't even be a decision what to do. It is the middle range of hands which cause issues where someone can be beating you. I'm pretty much never playing if I have a 2 unless I have the button or my other card is another 2 or an ace.
 
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Hello.
There is a common belief that this is a 7-2. But in my opinion, there is still: 7-3, 8-2, 8-3, 9-3, 9-4.
 
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Statistically 72o is the worst overall starting hand due to its low value cards and low probability to make a straight or flush, and when they do, are likely to be beat by a better straight or flush.
 
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The worst starting hand in poker seems to be any two cards I choose to play today. One of those days. Everyone has there strategy that works for them. If it's cheap I'll look at a 7,2. Believe it or not I have won some change from 7,2 but I would never raise with it. Even if it hit. People see 7,2 on the board and there blind to it. So play them if there cheap.
 
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normal 27o less likely to hit anything but event with 10-2 some big tourneys were won so you cant say it. like the pre post said it if it is cheap ( when i am in the blinds already)
 
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Pretty much any hand I draw.
 
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Strongest weakest hands or hands the lose big pot and win small ones KJo,KTo,AJs and offsuit.
 
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No the worst starting hands in poker are not 27. We fold that hand and lose nothing. I'd say the worst startin hands are JJ 1010 KJ J10 KQ those hands lose alotta money imho and are better used to bluff with
 
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I think the worst hand is when you had a very slow play and you only call with AA in the button and then you get mad because other player won with 2 pairs 8-3 or something like that. That is the very worst hand.

Sorry about my English I'm not an English writer or speaker.
 
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From pure equity point of view its obviously 72, but there are many more, some that are playable too but suck just coz they win so rarely haha :)
 
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27o - the worst pocket hand in Texas Hold'em. 27o are the two smallest cards from which it is impossible to make a straight. Even if your cards are the same suit and you are lucky enough to collect a flush, then it will be weak in order to expect to win.
 
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