Friday, September 10, 2004
Phil Hellmuth's Top Ten Starting Hands
The top ten starting hands are any pair of 77's or better, plus AK and AQ, regardless of whether or not they're suited. Phil also recommends playing some additional hands when you get more skilled in holdem. The additional hands he recommends playing are suited connectors, 66's or smaller, and Ax suited.
The starting hand recommendations that Phil Hellmuth makes in this book were the easiest way for me to learn pre-flop play. I know a lot of folks are big believers in Sklansky's starting hand groups, and they certainly further break down what's playable and what's not, but Hellmuth's guidelines made it a lot easier for me to get my arms around what good hole cards were compared to what bad hole cards were.