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    Default Pairing x when setting Ace in middle (pineapple)

    Question:

    If you have the following opening set in pineapple:

    Top: Q
    Middle: Ax
    Bottom: J9

    It is not a good strategy to pair (x) with the first two (draws)---because it devalues the point of setting the (Ace) in the middle.

    The shortest path to FL would be to get JJ 99 on bottom /with an Aces in the middle / and Queens up top, right?

    *note pairing (x) will mean that when you draw an (Ace)---you should not have a higher 2-pair draw in middle, correct?

    It would be making it more difficult to draw Trip Js or Trip 9s or a Full House.

    Thus, why take the long way to FL, right?
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    Assuming there are still 3 more aces in the deck then I like being patient and waiting for those 3 aces on the first draw.

    In other words, suppose I have Q / A 2 / 9 J

    If my first draw is 2 3 4 then I'm probably setting 3 4 in the middle and discarding 2

    This way I avoid ending up with something like 22AA (aces up) in the middle and not being able to beat it in back.
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    I would like to see the math for other situations like when our opponent also shows an ace so there are only 2 more left in the deck. I'd also like to know what people think about this type of decision on later draws.

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