Friday, September 01, 2023

Deuce-Four defeats Jean-Robert Bellande

 In the latest episode of "High Stakes Poker," Rick Salomon raised with deuce-four, Bellande three-bet with pocket queens, and Salomon quickly re-raised all-in. After agonizing a bit, Bellande folded. 

And this is Bellande's face after Salomon showed: 

Now, this doesn't make sense. If Bellande were any good at poker, he would be exhibiting relief. He would know that QQ doesn't stand a chance against 2-4, and that he made the right decision. 

Sunday, March 26, 2023

ChatGPT knows nothing about poker

I asked it this: "Is deuce-four a strong starting hand in no-limit hold'em poker?"

It replied: 

The strength of any starting hand in no-limit hold'em poker depends on various factors such as your position at the table, your opponents' tendencies, the stack sizes, and the stage of the tournament or cash game.

That being said, deuce-four is generally considered to be one of the weakest starting hands in no-limit hold'em. It is unlikely to make strong pairs or straights, and it can be easily dominated by higher pairs or stronger hands. In most cases, it is not a hand that you would want to invest a lot of chips in, especially in early or middle positions.

Of course, there may be some situations where deuce-four can be played profitably, such as in late position or against weaker players who are more likely to make mistakes. However, in general, it is not a hand that you would want to rely on to win big pots in no-limit hold'em poker.