Most people play single-game tournaments with multiple entries using an optimizer. If you don’t, that’s fine, these rules are still applicable to hand-building! What we try to use rules for is to benefit from correlation: both to boost positive correlation and reduce negative correlation. It’s worth noting here that every slate is different so I don’t always use every single rule listed here. This is just a list of general ideas that you can pick and choose from. For some of these rules, an element of your personal risk tolerance comes into play. Are . . .