The Worst Poker Hand Ever: How to Lose at Cards

Have you ever wondered what the worst poker hand possible is? Well, wonder no more! The answer may surprise you.

The worst poker hand is 7-2 offsuit. But there are also several other hands you should be folding without much thought. These are both considered “garbage” or trash hands that have very little chance of winning.

In fact, those trash hands are so bad that most professional poker players will fold them preflop without even giving them a second thought.

You must know when to fold ’em


worst poker hand

You are dealt two cards at the beginning of every round of Texas Hold’Em poker. These cards are your starting hand or hole cards. These hole cards can be combined with the cards shown on the turn, river, and flop to form a winning hand.

After you have been dealt your starting cards, it is time to start betting. Players then have to look at their cards and decide whether they want to check, bet, or fold. After looking at his hole cards, anyone who doesn’t choose to fold will see the three flop cards.

Before the turn card is dealt, another round of betting takes place. The river card is also preceded by a round of betting. The best five-card hand wins.

There is one more round of wagering. This hand may or not contain the hole cards.

Some starting two-card hand combinations are more likely than others to work with other cards in the deck. These five poker hands are the least desirable of all the starting hands in Texas Hold ‘Em.

The worst poker hands

These are the worst hands you can be dealt in Texas Hold ‘Em. These combinations of cards are best to fold if you see them in your starting hand.

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2-7 (offsuit)

A 2-7 offsuit hand in Texas Hold ‘Em poker is the worst. It’s because you don’t have any good options. You have no straight draw, no flush draw and you’re unlikely have the best hand. You will see some wild flops from time to time, but that doesn’t mean this hand is good.

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2-8 (offsuit)

The 2-7 offsuit starting hand can be described as the 2-8 offsuit hand. It is only slightly more than a 2-7 offsuit, because the 8 is superior to the 7. This hand is not worth your time. It is better to quit before the betting starts.

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3-8 (offsuit)

Texas Hold ‘Em poker is not good for the 3-8 offsuit hand. This hand is not likely to be a good starting hand for Texas Hold ‘Em poker. It is better to wait for a better hand, than to continue with this unlikely winner.

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2-9 (offsuit)

The 2-9 offsuit hand is only marginally better than the ones in the bottom five worst-hands lists. Even then, it is because the 9 high is a high card. The same criticisms that were made of the hands before this one apply.

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2-6 (offsuit)

This hand ranks 165th out of the 169 possible starting hands for Texas Hold ‘Em poker. This is not something to be proud of. You’re not having a good day if you see any of these poker hands.

This hand is not only a headache, but poker is fun.

In Conclusion:

Save Your Nerves And Money With 2-7 Offsuit

2-7 offsuit is definitely one of the worst poker hands. It has very little chance of winning against other hands, so it’s best to only play this hand if you’re in a late position and there hasn’t been much betting yet. If you do decide to play it, be aggressive and try to win as much as possible.

Although you typically won’t have the winning hand by the river when playing with a 2-7, it’s still important to take advantage of any opportunities that come up. Adding the 2-7 game to your cash game can add some excitement, but be aware that people may get angry because of the inherent frustration that comes with playing such a weak hand.

However, this is just part of the game and variance should be expected.