Category Archives: Hand Analysis

Three key hands from SCOOP

For the keen online player, Pokerstars‘ Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is a must play event. This year’s SCOOP 2014 takes place from May 4-18, featuring 45 events. Highlights include the $10,300 Main Event (qualificaton recommended!) but there are also an array of cheaper events and qualifiers. On Friday night I chanced my hand in… Read More »

Omaha 8 Surgery: What are the best Omaha hi lo starting hands?

Hello all. Today’s question comes from Ian ‘Wild Man’ Murphy from Arizona. Ian asks :”What are the best Omaha hi lo starting hands?‘ Nice question Ian. We covered starting hands in some depth as part of our recent series on winning strategies. Here are the hands which we identified as premium. Top of the range:… Read More »

FLO8 Winning strategies: how to play flawed and junk starting hands pre-flop

In the previous two posts on we looked at premium and speculative FLO8 starting hands.  Time now to explore how to play flawed and junk starting hands. This can form part of your winning strategy. Flawed hands The following hands may look pretty but are actually flawed and usually best avoided. In a full ring… Read More »

Winning strategies: Speculative starting hands

In the last post we looked at premium starting hands. This time we turn out attention to speculative starting hands. In the right circumstances these can make a lot of money and should form part of any winning strategy. On other occasions you may want to discard speculative hands pre flop. Let’s look at the… Read More »