Is there an instruction manual?

    • Edukator99
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      Ok, is there some sort of instruction manual which explains how to use this? I don't get the equity trainer. It seems to be either preset as blind defence or defaults to completely random. There's a bunch of functions I just don't quite get.

      Is there some sort of user friendly guide for this?
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    • patszerdonk
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      As far as I know, there is no comprehensive Equilab's manual. There is a manual, but only elementary manual, about how to set range, cards, etc.

      I think the software is quite clear and no need for manual. If you have a question why not ask it here in this forum?
    • Edukator99
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      Ok. When setting ranges: I set a VIP of 40% for a maniac fish...then I set his PFR of 4%. How does this affect the calculation? He limp calls most of the time... does equilab use the 40% VIP to calculate or the 4% PFR or some combination of the 2?

      How about a clear explanation of the scenario analyzer. It's a mystery to me. :)

      Also, how about a clear explanation of the equity trainer? Again, pretty much a mystery as to it's purpose. Am I supposed to just program it myself and test myself?

      What am I supposed to use the hand range calculator for?

      And finally....I'm trying to wrap my head around equity. I understand it very clearly in the sense that if I have 75% equity in a hand I will win 75% of the pot on average and will lose 25% - so I will make 7.50 in a 10.00 pot over time. But what kind of equity do I need to call, bet etc.? If I have 80% equity and get check raised with top pair...doesn't that indicate I'm likely beat?
    • patszerdonk
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      I try to answer, but not sure if it 100% corretct or not. I'm just a beginner too :D

      Originally posted by Edukator99
      Ok. When setting ranges: I set a VIP of 40% for a maniac fish...then I set his PFR of 4%. How does this affect the calculation? He limp calls most of the time... does equilab use the 40% VIP to calculate or the 4% PFR or some combination of the 2?

      It's 40%. Just try this to prove it: type "40%" at MP2 and "random" at MP3, and do the analysis.

      How about a clear explanation of the scenario analyzer. It's a mystery to me. :)

      It help us to analysis postflop condition

      Also, how about a clear explanation of the equity trainer? Again, pretty much a mystery as to it's purpose. Am I supposed to just program it myself and test myself?

      I use it to train myself to guess how much my equity on the flop. The closer with the actual result, the better postflop you are.

      What am I supposed to use the hand range calculator for?

      And finally....I'm trying to wrap my head around equity. I understand it very clearly in the sense that if I have 75% equity in a hand I will win 75% of the pot on average and will lose 25% - so I will make 7.50 in a 10.00 pot over time. But what kind of equity do I need to call, bet etc.? If I have 80% equity and get check raised with top pair...doesn't that indicate I'm likely beat?