How to study flop texture

  • 5 replies
    • DeetM
      DeetM
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.01.2011 Posts: 41
      Check out Flopzilla. Equilab also has an equity trainer which you can use to get familiar with how different board textures hit different ranges.
    • shoveany2
      shoveany2
      Basic
      Joined: 15.07.2012 Posts: 2
      Thanks.

      I will look for it!!!

      I found two other different types of site http://www.pokerstove.com and http://www.flopanalyzer.com
    • DeetM
      DeetM
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.01.2011 Posts: 41
      Just my opinion of course but Flop Analyzer looks to just test you on whether flops are dry/wet, etc. It doesn't look like it'll help you recognise when a particular range will hit these flops. Being able to determine dry/wet is of course important and if you're not recognising these things quickly enough in game then perhaps this is a good tool.

      When you look at a flop, you might see Jh Qh 4d. It's good to know that this is a wet flop because there are flush draws and straight draws but don't stop there when you're working on textures. Go over typical ranges from positions around the table, including opening, calling and 3betting ranges and see how often those ranges hit this texture. How often does that range have a monster, a gutshot, etc, etc? Doing this a ton will give you a feel for what you can cbet for value and when a bluff with air will be profitable.
    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
      Headadmin
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      Joined: 19.04.2006 Posts: 13,108
      He shoveany2,

      I can really recommend the PokerStrategy.com Equilab - it is totally for free!
      You can download it here:

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/software/10/

      Especially nice is that you can really find out how you perform against both hands but also ranges in your opponents range.
      With the szenario-analyzer you even have the option to see what Turn- or Rivercards are favourable for your hand against villains range.
      You can also see how many % of someones range is i.e. Top Pair or better on a certain flop.

      Should you have further questions, try our short equilab introduction video: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/15193 , the more elaborate podcast from Bierbaer http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/17391 and of course you can ask here anytime you want!

      CU,SvenBe
    • pleno1
      pleno1
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 19.11.2010 Posts: 5,596
      Moved to No Limit as it is not a Psychology issue :)