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Top Ten Best Starting Hands

Glenn McCrory

1) Ace-Ace

This is the best Hold'em poker hand you can hope to have. It's the best of the best, and will win more than any other hand. Also known as pocket rockets, and bullets.

2) King-King

This 2nd-best hold'em hand is incredibly strong. Careful of those who you let catch the Ace. In other words bet the crap out of this hand unless you let someone catch the ace.

3) Queen-Queen

Sure, kings and aces will beat you, but you've got the upper hand on jacks and below. What are the odds someone will have Kings or Aces anyways? Good thing your playing in a free tournament to find out.

4) Ace-King

Anna Kournikova... she makes your eyes pop out of your head... but seldom wins. It is the strongest of the drawing hands, but you still have to rely on those community cards to work in your favor. Suited gives you an even better chance at the Nut Flush.

5) Jack-Jack

A pair of jacks, ten-handed, will win almost 20% of the time. Eight handed... I don't know, but it's probably close to that. It's a great hand so push those high card chasers out of there or join the others at the loser's tables.

6) Ace-Queen

BIG-CHICK. Almost as good as Anna Kournikova but just not at pretty. Ace-queen is the second best drawing hand, and when suited, your on your way to the Nut Flush Draw... you just have to catch it first!

7) King-Queen

King-queen, especially suited, is a great drawing hand unless you see someone shaking after the ace flops. Red Bull and Vodka can have the same effect so be careful not to confuse the two.

8) Ace-Jack

Ace-jack is another great drawing hand. Ace anything... play it... if its junk take a couple more shots so you can bluff your way out of the trouble you got yourself into. Ace Jack is a good hand so do be afraid to put a few chips in to the pot.

9) King-Jack

Statistically, suited it will win just under 20% of the time (1 in 5 times), but unsuited that drops to just 15%. Either way the odds are definitely in your favor compared to the many other card combinations you might have.

10) Ace-Ten

Ace-ten is still a good hand -- your on your way for the miracle flop. So when J-Q-K falls buy everyone shots! Hopefully it's at the final table of the WSOP trip we sent you on, Brad needs a haircut.


Hugs and Kisses,


Your Prez,

Glenn

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