Posted 26 April 2006 - 10:34 AM
Flip a three sided coin?With BB calling your button raise I'm thinking he can have a wide range of cards...he doesn't have to have an ace, but I'd say it's likely he does - and if you're gonna raise with any of these three from the button, he's probably gonna call you with a lot of reasonable hands.2349, I am undecided on its scoop potential...Without a board of A5x, you're playing to the idiot end of any straight - for example, if 456 is on board...you could easily have the 2nd best hand both ways. For all intents and purposes this is a 3-card hand, but there's something intriguing about it.KQT9 also requires a pretty good flop...and almost definitely needs a Jack...any card you pair could be outkicked...any aceless straight you make is not the best possible hand...and if he's looking for low cards you're not getting any action anyway. It's mostly an easy hand to play, but I think it's a hand where you lose a lot of money and win very little. Excpet for 78, two low cards on the flop are gonna force you out of this hand....and even with 78, 4 of your outs means you're playing for half the pot, and if you miss you could very well be beat by ace-high.A49J - you can hit broadway, but you need a perfect board...you can hit a middle straight that would be the nuts (which would give you a good low draw), but you need a perfect board...you can hit the bike, but you need a perfect board...any nut draw you have on the flop/turn can easily be counterfeited. The hand has lots of potential, but lots of pitfalls too for idiots like me.2349 is afraid of three hands on the low side...A49J is afraid of two...and 2349 has less chance of being counterfeited.KQT9 would probably be the easiest to play...2349 is probably more profitable than people first think, and A49J MIGHT have the most scoop potential, but I think also has the most potential to lose a lot of money due to chasing and counterfeiting.2349 will win the low half more often than the other two, and that's the first step to scooping.
"Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand."