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Classification of starting hands according to structure:

1) Big Cards and Ace-High Broadway Wrap


2) Straight Hands
3) Suited Ace Hands
4) Pair-Plus Hands
5) Aces
6) Marginal Hands

1) Big Cards and Ace-High Broadway Wrap


a) AKQJ BBBB - 4 cards T or higher
b) AQT9 ABB9 - 4 cards 9 or higher with an Ace

2) Straight Hands
a) JT98 RRRR - The secuential rundown (down to 6543)
b) QJT8 RRRgR - Rundown with bottom gap (down to 6542)
QJ98 RRgRR - Rundown with middle gap (down to 6532)
QJ97 RRgRgR - Rundown with two single bottom gaps (down to 7642)
QJT7 RRRggR - Rundown with two bottom gaps (down to 7652)
QJ87 RRggRR - Rundown with two middle gaps (down to 7632)

Premium: RRRR; RRRgR


Speculative: RRgRR; RRgRgR; RRRggR; RRggRR

3) Suited Ace Hands


a) As987 AsRRR - Ace with 3 card sequential rundown (down to As654)
As986 AsRRgR - Ace with 3 card rundown with a bottom gap (down to As653)
As976 AsRgRR - Ace with 3 card rundown with a top gap (down to As643)
As985 AsRRggR - Ace with 3 card rundown with two bottom gaps (down to
As652)
b) As988 AsPPx - Suited Ace with an offsuit pair
c) AsKQ5 AsBBx - Suited Ace Brodway wrap with a dangler

4) Pair-Plus Hands
a) QQJTs PPxxs - Pair with suited connectors
b) QQJJ PPPP - Big double pairs
8877 PpPp - Medium double pairs
c) QQ84 PPxx - Big pair

5) Aces
a) AsAs94 AsAsxx - AA double suited
AsA94 AsAxx - AA suited
AA94 AAxx - AA offsuited
b) AQJT ABBB - AA plus Brodways
c) AA98 AARR - AA plus connectors
d) AA99 AAPP - AA plus a second pair

Magnum: AsAsBB; AsAsRR; AsAsPP


Premium: AsAsxx; AsBBB; AsARR; AsAPP
Speculative: AAxx

6) Marginal Hands
a) QJK7 BBBx - 3 Brodways plus a dangler
b) QQ94 PPxx - Big pair alone
c) As963 Asxxx - As suited alone

Classification of starting hands according to Strength:

1) Premium
2) Speculative
3) Marginal
4) Trash

1) Premium
a) Premium and Magnum AA
b) Big double pairs
Big pairs with suited or connected side cards
c) 4 cards T or higher at least single suited
4 cards 9 or higher plus an suited Ace
d) Suited secuential rundowns
Suited rundown with a bottom gap

2) Speculative
a) AA offsuited
b) Single suited rundowns with one middle gap
two single gaps
two bottom gaps
two middle gaps
c) Middle pairs with suited connectors
d) Ace suited with a pair
a rundown
2 Brodways

3) Marginal
a) 3 Brodways plus a dangler at least single suited
b) Big pair
c) Ace suited
d) Offsuited rundowns

4) Trash: the rest

Straight Draws

Wrap around connector:


2-2 x x y y x x 20 (14)
2-1 x x y y x 17 (11)
1-2 x y y x x 17 (7)
3-1 x x x y y x 16 (16)
3-0 x x x y y 13 (13)
0-3 y y x x x 13 (3)

Wrap around 1-gapper:


1-1-1 x y x y x 17 (11)
2-1-1 x x y x y x 16 (16)
2-1-0 x x y x y 13 (13)
0-1-2 y x y x x 13 (3)

Wrap around 2-gapper:


1-2-0 x y x x y 13 (13)
0-2-1 y x x y x 13 (7)