These Are the Worst Starting Hands in Texas Hold’Em

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Texas Hold’em is one of the most popular versions of Poker. It has its own set of rules, but the premise is the same. It is being offered in pretty much a lot of casinos on the planet, including the Newtown Casino in Malaysia.

When the game starts, the dealer will give you two cards and you will assemble your hand as the game progresses. We all agree that a pair of aces is considered to be the best starting hand in the game, but what are the other starting hands that are good and what are those that are bad?

If you are planning to play with your buddies at home or if you want to play Texas Hold’em in the casinos, then read on to find out what the worst starting hands are in the game.

2 & 7

This is the worst starting hands in Texas Hold’em, especially if you are holding a 2 and a 7 that is not of the same suit. The reason why this is the worst combination to start with is the fact that they are considered to be the lowest two cards you can begin with.

Even if they are all of the same suits, they still give you a very slim chance of making a flush. If you happen to get this pair of cards, your chances of winning are slim to none.

2 & 8

This pair of cards is just a notch higher than the previous pair, but it is still considered to be a low-tier combination. Whether it is of the same suit or not, when you get this starting hand, it would be in your best interest to just fold.

3 & 7 or 3 & 8

This is slightly better than the previous two-card combinations, but it still doesn’t help you get a straight or a flush. If you get these pairs, I suggest that you just fold since your chances of winning are slim


2 & 6

If you get this pair, I suggest that you just fold immediately. If you play this out, you will still have the chance of getting a straight. However, if someone has either a 6 or 7 and also creates a combination that would result in a straight, then you will lose to their hand.

In the small chance that you get a flush, you will also probably lose to another player’s hand since their flush might be higher than yours. If you play only with four players in the game, this card pair will result in a 90% fail rate.

2 & 9, 3 & 9, 4 & 9

If you were dealt a pair of cards that start with 2, 3, or 4 and then paired with a 9, then the only thing that is really going for you would be the 9. You cannot make a straight out of this combination and you are most likely going to be beaten if other players get a 10 card or higher.

2 & 10

You might think that this pair of starting cards is good because you’ve heard that Doyle Bronson, a poker professional, has won using this combination of cards. But, unless you are a pro poker player, this will not necessarily win you anything.