The game starts once the cards are dealt and well before they are turned over. It's very rare to receive a good hand at the beginning of the game. Therefore, the player shouldn't expect a miracle. Here are some probabilities to consider.

The odds of getting a pair of A, J, K, or Q are 55:1. The odds of getting an Ace and a King (AK) are 82:1. The odds of ending up with suited cards are 3.2:1. The odds of starting with an even pocket are 16:1. The odds of receiving two jacks are 10:1. It's advisable to define an approximate strategy.