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Chinese poker hand for discussion
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A couple smart people discussed this in our impromptu Chinese poker home game yesterday.

You are dealt Ah Kh Kd Qc Qs Jh Js Jd Td 6h 5h 3s 3c. How do you play it?

Poll #778835 Chinese poker hand

How do you play Ah Kh Kd Qc Qs Jh Js Jd Td 6h 5h 3s 3c ?

Ah Kh Jh 6h 5h / Js Jd 3s 3c Td / Qc Qs Kd
48(47.1%)
Jh Js Jd 3s 3c / Kh Kd Td 6h 5h / Qc Qs Ah
52(51.0%)
other (comment)
2(2.0%)

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I'm not great at chinese... but what about something like:

Jh Js Jd 3s 3c / Kh Kd Qc Qs 5h / Ah Td 6h

You'll lose the small hand a lot of the time, but win the first two a lot. Or am I way off?

The problem with this is that the upgrade from KK to KKQQ in the middle is not that big, like maybe 30%, while the upgrade from AT6 to QQ in front is really big, around 60%.

Completely agreed (well, it's math, so I guess there's no real dissention possible).

One of the key things I've learned is to split those big pairs and try to assure you win the front with the big pair (and if possible, using the big kicker)

77

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