The 10 Worst Hands in Texas Hold’em

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The 10 Worst Hands in Texas Hold’em

The 10 Worst Hands in Hold’em and How to Play Them

For those who play Texas Hold’em it is important to know what the worst hands in the game are, and what to do if you get them.

1. The worst hand in Texas Hold’em is the 2 and 7. The 2 and the 7 are too far apart to make a straight. The only possible way to play the 2 and 7 is to go for a low flush, if the cards are the same suit, or try to get a match for each and go for two pairs, or perhaps three or four of a kind with one of them.

2. The 2 and 8 are pretty well as bad as the 2 and 7. The 8 is still too low to be an impressive high card and they cannot be made into a straight. You might be able to make two pairs with them, three or four of a kind of one of them, or if they are the same suit try for a flush, but generally its a hand that is better folded than played.

3. The 3 and the 8 are better than the two hands mentioned above, but still better off folded than played. If you have to play it, the best you can try for is two pairs or if they are the same suit, you might be able to make a flush. You could also focus on the 8 and try for a three or four of a kind

4. Like the hands above the 3 and the 7 is better off folded than played. 7 is not high enough to be a good high card and the best you can do is two pairs or if they are the same suit a low flush. You could also focus on the 7 and try for a three or four of a kind.

5. The 2 and 6 are a bit better than the hands listed above, but not by much. If you get a starting hand of a 2 and 6, you could try for a low straight, two pairs or if they are the same suit a low flush. Even if you can make a straight, the chances of winning with it are not the best. You could also focus on the 6 and try for a three or four of a kind.

6. A 2 and 9 are a little bit better than the ones listed above,but not much better. The 9 is at least a higher card than a 7 or 8,but still beat by a 10, Jack, Queen, King or Ace, The 2 and the 9 are too far apart to make a straight, so the best you can hope for is pairs or a flush if the 2 and 9 are the same suit. A pair of 9s is not horrible, but easily beat. You also might be able to get a three or four of a kind.

7. Another bad starting hand in Hold’em is the 3 and 9. Again, they are too far apart to make a straight, so the best you can do is a flush if they are the same suit or you could try for two pairs. It’s very hard to make a winning hand with a 3 and a 9.

8. A 4 and a 9 is a bit better than a 3 and a 9 or a 2 and a 9, but it is still a horrible hand. Like the hands above the best you can do is focus on trying to make a flush if they are the same suit or trying for two pairs. You could also try focusing on the 9 and try for three or four of a kind.

9. Although Doyle Brunson won two Poker World Series with a 2 and a 10, it is not a good hand and for most players better folded. The 2 and 10 are too far apart to make a straight, but can be made into a flush if they are the same suit or into two pairs. You could also try focusing on the 10 and going for a three or four of a kind.

10. A starting hand that often looks good,but really is not, is the unsuited face card or ace with a low card. You cannot make a straight or a flush, so the best you can hope for is making two pairs, or perhaps getting a three or four of a kind with the facecard or ace. The chances of winning with a starting hand with a low card and a facecard or ace that are different suits are very low.

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