Balancing ur range?

  • 3 replies
    • MatejM47
      MatejM47
      Black
      Joined: 21.01.2010 Posts: 1,193
      Well the range of hands that you play the same way can either be balanced or not. For example if you always overbet river with the nuts but never as a bluff then your river over betting range isn't balanced and a good opponent that notices that can play perfectly against you. Same goes for all your preflop PFR/3-bet/4bet ranges, as well as flop calling, and c/r ranges. Basically you have to balance your value range with your bluffing range. If you only 3bet AA and KK preflop your also not balanced and you will never get any action unless your beat.

      Its almost impossible to have a prefectly balanced range on all streets, but you don't really have to worry about balance to much unless you play midstakes or higher since there isn't really that many regs and it takes a big sample to find leaks if you are imbalanced in some spots.
    • tryhardnoob
      tryhardnoob
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.12.2010 Posts: 1,287
      Would you say a good way to balance ur turn betting range is to bluff bet with 8+ outs instead of never betting unless you have a made hand?
    • Adapter1337
      Adapter1337
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2010 Posts: 734
      Didnt read all what MatejM47 wrote but just to say, up to NL100 you dont need balance your ranges/bet sizes AT ALL!!!
      It cost you money, you dont make money by that.

      But just quick answer, balance ranges is for example you raise 57A flop with 77(set) and aswell 68 (OESD) or K3o(bluff), so your nuts is balanced with draw and bluff, opponent donk know exacly what you have.
      Dont mess it with polariseing, polarise range is nuts of bluff.

      More:
      Balancing
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/glossary/Balancing_2025/

      Polarising
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/glossary/Polarising_2023/