MCU poker tip: Hold ’em starting hand rankings

In order to determine the rankings of hold ’em starting hands (from best to worst), you must consider the number of opponents. A pair of eights will do better against fewer opponents, but speculative hands, such as J♣ 10♣, do better against many opponents.

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