The seven two off suit is the lowest percentage starting hand in Texas Hold’em. They are the lowest two cards you can have but with such a gap that they don’t connect for straight possibility and you would have to run four cards to the flush leaving you with best case scenario a 7 high flush. Bottom line it should never win.
It’s my favorite hand.
And if I’m being real picky I want 7clubs 2spades. I see that hand and I know I can’t lose. I won’t lose. I will play that hand like its gold.
And more often than not it works.
It works simply because of how it is represented. The embodiment of you can’t control your cards only how you play them.
So remember the next time you want to feel sorry about your hand, it has nothing to do with your hand, and everything to do with your ability to play it. Play it like its gold and you’ll find yourself rich.
Survival Tip #235
Can’t Change the Cards
If my loyal readership hasn’t caught on I like poker almost as much as the end of the world. I always keep two decks of sealed cards in my go-bag. They are light and great entertainment.
The poker game I’ve played most in my life is Texas Hold’em. This is a progressive game where the field of cards you can use increases with each round of betting until the final card comes out which is called the river card(or sometimes 5th street depending on where you play)
You can think you’ve got the best hand all the way through only to have it entirely spoiled on the river. Often times this type of beat will come out of no where. This is part of the game. You can’t change the way the cards fall anymore than you can stop the Earth from turning. By the time its fully sunk in you’ve been beat the next hand will already be underway. You just have to put the hand behind you and play the next one.