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#### mischman

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**I found this on another poker website. It determines what hands you should play in what position. Has anyone ever tried it?**

The Starting Hand Analysis is based on the Bill Chen Formula below.

**The Bill Chen Formula**

Determine your highest card and score as follows:

- Ace = 10 points
- King = 8 points
- Queen = 7 points
- Jack = 6 points
- 10 through 2 = half of face value (i.e. 10 = 5, 9 = 4.5)
- Pairs, multiply score by 2 (i.e. KK = 16), minimum score for a pair is 5 (so pairs of 2 through 4 get a 5 score)
- Suited cards, add two points to highest card score
- Connectors add 1 point (i.e. KQ)
- One gap, subtract 1 point (i.e. T8)
- Two gap, subtract 2 points (i.e. AJ)
- Three gap, subtract 4 points (i.e. J7)
- Four or more gap, subtract 5 points (i.e. A4)

AA = 20 points

98s = 7.5 points

K9s = 6 points

Early Position

- Raise = Score is 9 or higher
- Call = Score is 8 or higher
- Fold = Score is lower than 8

- Raise = Score is 9 or higher
- Call = Score is 7 or higher
- Fold = Score is lower than 7

- Raise = Score is 9 or higher
- Call = Score is 6 or higher
- Fold = Score is lower than 6