Introduction to Ranges

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A range is a collection of hands that a player could be holding in a certain situation. The concept of ranges allows you to systematically make assumptions about your opponent's possible hands. In this video you will learn how to define ranges and note them down according to the general convention.


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Introduction to ranges

In this video you will learn: What ranges are, Why you should use ranges, And how to write ranges down.

You could make the perfect decision in every situati..

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  • Boomer2k10


    Hi All

    Please enjoy the first video in the Ranges and Equity Series of Lessons - Introduction to Ranges

    If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and don't forget to study the lesson, take the quiz and do the exercises which come with this video
  • bobocop


    Great stuff. Straight to the point. Finally got exact definition of ranges :) Thank you!
    In the example why don't we include sets (pocket pairs)? Is there anything that tells us we should exclude pairs?
  • BC82


    @ #2: The example is just about how to write down a range of given hand categories. Of course you could include sets. How would his range look like in this case? Btw: further discussions are best made in the corresponding thread. have fun!
  • PipiRedstar


    Nice article. In the example Ace-high flush draw notification of range is As3s, As4s, As5s, As6s, As7s, As8s, As9s, AsTs, AsJs, AsKs. Can we make here notification As3s – AsJs, AsKs? Or is this against the convention?
  • 3lmago


    Nice article and video. I agree analyzing ranges lets players make better decisions. If only I could put villains on hands just like Negreanu.
  • Laci24


    Thank you for the video!
  • FlyingDutchm1n


    Wonderful video one of the most if not THE most important concepts of (online) poker.
  • Phicube


    Great video. Thanks. Is there more on the subject? Writing down is important, but how do you do it in 15 secs. or less? I mean, How to better use the concept online?
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  • jokerRJ


    Phicube, it is something that you must know, and with time, you will just know it without have even to think about it