The effect of position on Pairs
The expected value of pocket pairs depends strongly on the rank of the pair and is roughly independent of position. Pocket pairs of rank 66 and below do poorly from almost any position, while premium pairs rank JJ and above do well from all positions. The plot shows that the decrease in the expected value of pairs as rank falls is substantial. A pair of Aces is 50% more profitable than a pair of Kings. A pair of Kings is 50% more profitable than a pair of Queens.