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Sklansky & Malmuth's Starting Hand Groups
(from Hold'Em Poker for Advanced Players)

David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth took the approach of grouping the starting hands based on strength. This allows the player the freedom to choose what strength is needed for what situation and position. In their book they go into detail on what circumstances call for which group. For simplicity, remember that Groups 1-2 are powerful hands (high pairs, high suited cards), Groups 3-5 are medium hands (medium pairs) and Groups 6-8 are weaker hands.

See here for the actual Starting Hands Groups.





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