The most underrated pokerhands

Play or not play, that’s the question. 

The inexperience, the number of chips, fear and even insecurity in ourselves, sometimes makes us not play a good game of poker.

The first two letters you receive are the ones that make you decide whether to bet or not and how much to do it.  However, do you think you always make the right decisions?

On many occasions, especially the most newbies, they tend to underestimate their cards in the preflop and retire almost before starting. In the same way that two aces will not always win you , a pair of fives will not make you lose all your games.

To help you in those moments of doubt, we have made a selection of undervalued poker hands , so maybe next time you will think twice before retiring.

Couple of fives 

Obviously a couple of this type does not give the same security as a pair of aces, but its value should not be underestimated in excess.

Imagine the following situation:

  • Player 1 receives two aces in the first hand.
  • Player 2 receives two fives in the first hand.
  • Player 2 decides to bet and 1 without hesitation for a moment accepts the bet in the preflop. The flop is shown and two fives and a king appear on the table. Bets continue as the two players are convinced of their possibilities. At the end of all betting rounds player 2 wins with fives poker .

It is true that it is a very favorable situation for player 2, but this or that may be similar, and if you do not believe us look at what happened to Negreanu in one of his games.

J9 same color

Within the tables of probabilities the J9 is usually placed as a regular hand pulling bad,  but why?

If you have a J9 hand in the preflop, our advice is that you certainly see the flop . With J9 you have the option of matching, color and ladder .

We believe that Eric Seidel also underestimated this hand, Watch out for the face that remains when Johny Chan wins the WSOP final!


If you receive 98 of the same color as the starting hand, you should know that you are more likely to win than someone with AQ or A5 .

In addition, with 98 hand you can choose to win in high card or in pairs, and even make ladder as does Matt Damon at the end of Rounders . You never know when luck may be on your side so why not try?

In the following video you can see the scene we are talking about, an example without a doubt of strategy to follow . The protagonist already has the ladder on the flop, but still passes during all betting rounds making his opponent think that he does not have a good play. The game ends with all in and of course with Damon as the winner.

75 same color

If Bond wins Le Chiffre at Casino Royale, you can do it too . Agent 007 shows us once again that we should not underestimate the value of our cards.

With an unbeatable poker face , since nobody can know what he is thinking, Agent Bond wins a whopping 100 million dollars in a single game.

Yes, it is true that it is a movie, so this is our advice: if the big blind of the game is one million dollars, think twice before raising the bet.

If you had not seen the movie, we are sorry for having revealed the end and anyway, we encourage you to watch it.

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