Hey all i was wondering.... maybe its just my superstition but i always play a suited J-5 (jackson 5), especially when they are spades i am willing to put in lots-o-chips,while there is no logic behind at all. (A straight is impossible and a pair of jacks is just mediocre,a flush is possible ofc but jack high leaves 3 over cards)its just that i always have a good feeling about this hand.
Brunson has the 10-2 and actually won the WSOP twice with it , that made me curious , is it just me that plays a not so good hand having faith it will come out right (it does regularly), or are there more mobbsters who have a (favourite) hand and whats theire logic behind it if there is one.....?
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Edited by 8wall (Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 05:47 GMT)
Joined: Dec '08
Age: 36 (M)
I have had a time when i always played K9..dont know why. Years ago i ordered a t-shirt from Full Tilt wich says K9 on the back with a pic of a dog of course. From then i played K9 Always...bit stupid and no logic behind it but because you asked here it is...
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
i have a couple of them: back in the days when i was playing a few smaller sites (there were 1 table sng's with 3 places paid) i noticed that i was winning a lot of hands with 36o and 26o. very strange really, even more strange that is was off suit that delivered the results...so i have fond memories of those hands even now...
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 33 (M)
Years ago when I first started playing poker (for play chips) I used to 'like' K10, but I didn't really over-play it or anything, I just 'kinda' liked it. I haven't had a favourite hand or anything like that for years though. And I absolutely don't involve superstition into my game:
For example, playing J5 because you got dealt it on all 4 tables at once, or 8K because last three times you folded it you would have flopped a fullhouse, or any other stupid s**t like that.. all bad ideas.
Posted by marqis: In my opinion there is no place for superstition in poker (nor anywhere else for that matter).
A superstition is just a leak you are unwilling to plug...
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
I used to have a thing about any old Q4 which always seemed to come up trumps for me and have to say that on occasion when I am in a pot with it, ie limped to me in BB , then the lady still does me well.
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 53 (M)
I actually do play a hand where in most cases I would not and it's usually only one suit. I play the 4,5 of diamonds more times then I should, but more times then I should, I come out ahead when playing the hand. Don't really play this in any other flavor and don't know why I'm attracted to such a lame hand.
Joined: Nov '12
Age: 48 (M)
well since you asked the answer is yes. There was a time when I always played any Ace 8 the dead man's hand. It was a major leak in my game that cost me alot of money before I finally took me head out of my a$$ and forced myself to see the truth about what I was doing and why. If you are playing Jack 5 for that reason then you need to fix a leak in your game and i know it is costing you money.
I always liked 89s. But there's a rational explanation to it. You're usually live, all you need to worry about is being against an overpair and even then it's still a great hand to suck out. But there's always a risk of hitting a flush and original raiser has better flush. That's what makes suited connectors dangerous even if you're very good at playing them.
Still, you shouldn't call a raise out of position when you know you don't have the best hand pre flop...
Thanks for all the reply's , its nice to see so many mobbsters so open about theire own playing. It seems some of us do have a non logic hand they play even when the odds are against it,but like i said earlier poker (in my humble ignorant opinion) is a game of skill AND chance, i meen pocket rockets (AA) is still just a pair, that can be beaten by any trips. As for superstition i dont believe in psychic mumbo jumbo normally but the j-5 just feels good to me,same as other hands do for some in this thread.
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