What Is A Pocket Pair In Poker?
In poker, the term pocket pair refers to a player being dealt two cards of the same rank.
One of the reasons you should be happy to see a pocket pair is that even the weakest pair, like pocket deuces, is still a favorite to win against any unpaired starting hand pre-flop. This is especially important in poker MTTs when stacks are shallower, and there isn’t much post-flop play.
Poker Pocket Pair Example:
There are 13 possible pocket pair combinations:
- 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, 99, TT, JJ, QQ, KK, AA