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According to online calculators:

A♥K♦ (57.91%) vs 7♣8♣ (41.71%)

A♥K♦ (59.42%) vs 8♣9♣ (40.19%)

A♥K♦ (58.59%) vs 9♣T♣ (41.00%)

Why is 8♣9♣ worse odds than the other 2?

I assume it has something to do with potentially dealing TJQ?

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Yes it is steals

78
9TJQ steals

89
TJQ steals

9T
JQ steals and they need a T you have covered

When it need less cards to fill in the steal the steal is more common

9T is better than 89 as the T blocks the ace high straight

I am surprised 78 is better than 9T

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  • why is 78 better than 89?
    – ricka
    Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 1:38
  • @ricka Answered - it need less cards to fill in.
    – paparazzo
    Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 1:51
  • 9T needs even less cards to fill in than 89, yet it is worse... I am confused.
    – ricka
    Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 1:58
  • @ricka I stated clearly T is a block
    – paparazzo
    Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 3:58
  • 78 is better than 9T because some of the times where 9T hits a pair of Ts, it's no good because of the straight. Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 10:12
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87s

  • 654
  • 569
  • 69T
  • 9TJ

98s

  • QJT << this straight doesn't win vs AK
  • JT7
  • T76
  • 765

T9s

  • KQJ < less combos of this, but still plenty will be left
  • QJ8
  • J87
  • 876
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    Why did you edit this? You did nothing but put a space behind 87s?
    – lessharm
    Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 12:09

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