I'm new to poker, I saw this tweet and people reporting 16 outs and including three deuces and I cannot understand how deuces play in this? Question on the tweet is how many outs does AA hero have?

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  • 9 clubs (for flush)
  • 2 aces
  • 2 jacks (jack of clubs already accounted for)
  • 3 deuces ???

Why deuces? Does AA22 become higher two-pair? But then it also becomes higher by following same logic with AA33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, TT and so on? And doesn't KT give A high straight for hero?

I'm lost here.

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Your image doesn't reflect the correct state of the hand. The question is actually referring to the outs after the turn.

Hero: A♣ A♠

Villain: Q⋄ 9⋄

Board: 9♣ J♥ Q♣

Turn: 2♣

Here there are the 16 outs you indicated.

Yes, AA22 is a higher two pair than QQ99, as two pairs are ranked by the higher pair first, then the second pair, and finally kicker.

  • You are right, I rewatched the video, the deuce on Turn is visible for like split second and video resets for me. I never noticed the Turn card. Thanks. May 25, 2021 at 21:42

I think it's referring to the outs you get for a repeated card, so they put "deuces" as an example. It's the only possible explanation I can find.

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