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Lou Krieger's Start Chart
(from Hold'Em Excellence, From Beginner to Winner)

Lou Krieger's Start Chart is a graphical representation of which hands can be played based on position. Early position is about the first four seats after the button, middle position is the next 3 or so and late position is one or two off the button plus the button. Below is an abridged version of Lou Krieger's Start Chart (tabular format).

Read more on Lou Krieger's Starting Hand Strategy here.

Playable Hands in Early Position
Pairs: Aces through Sevens
Suited: Ace with a King, Queen, Jack, or 10
King with a Queen, Jack, or 10
Queen with a Jack or 10
Jack with a 10 or 9
10 with a 9
Unsuited: Aces with a King, Queen, Jack, or 10
King with a Queen or Jack
Playable Hands in Middle Position
All hands in Early Position PLUS:
Pairs: Sixes and Fives
Suited: Ace with a 9, 8, 7, or 6
King with a 9
Queen with a 9 or 8
Jack with an 8
10 with an 8
9 with an 8
Unsuited: King with a 10
Queen with a Jack or 10
Jack with a 10
Playable Hands in Late Position
All hands in Early and Middle Position PLUS:
Pairs: Fours, Threes, and Twos
Suited: Ace with a 5, 4, 3, or 2
King with an 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2
Jack with a 7
10 with a 7
9 with a 7 or 6
8 with a 7 or 6
7 with a 6 or 5
6 with a 5
5 with a 4
Unsuited: King with a 9
Queen with a 9
Jack with a 9 or 8
10 with a 9 or 8
9 with an 8 or 7
8 with a 7



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