None of us are fans of bad beat stories — at least of hearing others tell them. But we’re all very familiar with the genre and some of its most common attributes. How many times have you heard one that starts with the line quoted above?
Earlier this week in a new installment of “Hold’em with Holloway,” Chad Holloway shared some stories of being dealt pocket aces more than once while playing events at the recent World Series of Poker Circuit Planet Hollywood stop. His weren’t bad beat stories, though, but discussions of the strategy involved with playing , particularly after the flop.
While the best starting hand in no-limit hold’em served Chad well a few times, they didn’t always work out for him, thus highlighting the important lesson stated in the article’s title: “Don’t Get Married to Pocket Aces.”
“The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz” this week focuses on pocket rockets, with eight multiple-choice questions about the hand. Getting six or more correct earns a passing grade, and if you happen to miss any you’ll get an explanation of the correct response.
That’s the deal. Pocket aces... you have to play this one, right?