Starting hand strength when considering a pre-flop raise
I am just reviewing my pre-flop strategy and trying to make a few positive tweaks.
I am looking for some opinions as the the strength of some starting hands in relation to others when we are pre-flop and considering raising it up (not facing any raise ahead).
Ok well here is what I have so far, in decending order of strength and therefore value:
Before someone says it... I know it "depends" and I am thinking in terms of all things being equal. The hands towards the left could be raised from earlier positions at the table and theose towards the right being weaker holdings
I am fairly certain that AQ>KQ>AJ>AT>KJ
I'm also pretty sure A9s>A8s>A5s.
I am fairly happy with the order of my first 18 hands but I would like help/opinions as to where the next row of 8 fit in. I guess T9s>KJ so the latter will probably be on the far right?
Hoping this will facilitate division of starting hands in to more profitable EP, MP and LP groups!
For the past year I have arranged my pre-flop holdings in line with mathematical odds
of winning if every player goes all-in and stays 'til the river. This is clearly flawed logic as playability of the hand is equally important.
Just to give you an idea of how far off i was (am) I was raising UTG with QTs and mucking ATo and saving it for blind stealing or isolating a single limper when OTB!
Oh and you won't see 99-22 in there as I have a seperate strategy for playing these hands.
Thanks in advance as always,