# Equilab : (hand vs range) vs (range vs range) calculations

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Joined: 16.06.2011
Hi,

Ive played around with range vs range situations and I noticed a strange thing. When I calculate a range with a minimum equity required against another range, and I use the resulted range in a range vs range calculation ( so range 1 vs min EQ against range1) I get more equity, well above the min EQ I typed in. For example I set the minimum equity against a specified rage to 34% , and when I evaluate this range against the original one the result is 43%

I might look like a noobian, but I always made calculations hand vs range in Equilab so I never confronted this phenomenon. However I have been thinking for a few minutes and I realized that stronger hands for ex. that have 60-70 % equity are pulling the equity higher, which is obvious IDK why did I expect that I would get 34% in range vs range situation.

But still this is quite delusive, because it looks like if would play a bit looser range that has lets say 40% equity instead of 43% I still had a chance to win. But in reality, this range would contain hands that are actually -EV to play (i.e. are under 34% in hand vs range comparision). And now Im a bit confused about which point of view is correct, because I dont want to play -EV hands, but on the other hand I dont play hand vs range, but a range vs a range after all.