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Muck aces preflop?

Updated: June 27, 2006, 1:01 PM ET
By Bernard Lee | ESPN Poker Club

Pockets rockets! Bullets! American Airlines! Whatever you want to call them, there is no better starting hand in hold 'em than aces. It is what everyone hopes to see when they look down at their cards. Heads-up, aces are about an 80 percent favorite to win against any two random cards.

However, you only get dealt aces about 0.45 percent of the time (or 1 out of about 222 hands). Since aces are so rare, most people want to make the most of them. Some players choose to raise preflop no matter ...

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