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Mixed-Game Strategies

by Matt Glantz |  Published: Feb 01, 2012


Poker pro Matt Glantz has demonstrated high-stakes versatility by becoming the World Series’ most consistent performer in big money mixed-game tournaments. Since 2008, he has made four WSOP final tables in mixed-game events with buy-ins of $10,000 to $50,000. He has also earned a reputation as one of the top mixed-game cash game players. Glantz is answering Card Player reader questions about mixed-game poker strategy. Readers can email Matt questions direct to and also should check out this website for more strategy and updates from the tournament trail. Question: In stud eight-or-better, what do you consider the bottom end of the hands that are worth a raise pretty much regardless of the situation (what are the worst of the premium hands)? MG: The dead cards (up cards) in all stud games are so important that I never really think about starting hands in the way you ask, “regardless ...

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