A game plan is a guideline for your play in specific situations against different opponents. In this video, you will learn the preflop ranges for the development of a basic game plan in No-Limit 6-max.
Welcome to the overview of the No-Limit 6-max preflop ranges
In this video you will learn Which preflop ranges to expect How to utilize these ranges How these ranges were created
You already know what a basic game plan is. To save you the trouble of creating one from scratch, you will find the preflop ranges for each position of a No-Limit 6-max game in the following lessons. You can use these as a foundation and adapt them to the standard opponent at your stakes. You will be presented an open raising range for each position at a 6-max table and you will learn how to continue with these ranges after you have been 3-bet, depending on the position from which you have received the 3-bet Your options in this case are: call 4-Bet/fold Or 4-Bet/call. Each of these lines is associated with a range. Also there are ranges for when it’s not you, but your opponent who open raises. Here you also have the opportunity to call, But you can also 3-bet and fold to villain’s 4-bet Or react with a 5-bet. This gives you a range for each of the following lines: passive Line – Call - Bluff line: 3-Bet/Fold And your aggressive line: 3-Bet/5-Bet
In order to showcase in which situation you will play which range, we assume that you are in the cutoff and both players in front of you fold The open raising range for the cutoff position includes all hands that you can open raise from this position. In case that you are now 3-bet, You can either fold, call 4- Bet/fold, or 4-bet/call. For each line there is a range with which you play it. These ranges are tied to the position from which you have been 3-bet. In this case your opponent is on the button. For a 3-bet from a different position like the small blind or the big blind there are different ranges that have been specifically tailored to be a response to a 3-bet from these positions. In case that you are not the open raiser, things look quite similar. When a player in front of you raises, there are three lines again with which you can continue. The corresponding ranges are each focused on the position of the open raiser, which would be UTG in our case. One range for a call, one for a bluff line- that would be 3-bet/fold - and one range for the aggressive line which you 3-bet/5-bet with. Just like when you play against a 3-bet, there are three ranges for each of the positions. The lines stay the same, but the hands with which you take a specific line change.
That was an example for a game plan when you are in the cutoff, but you also need a game plan, for all other positions. The procedure is always the same and the sample ranges in the following lessons give you a good idea where to start to create your own basic game plan for each position. For the sample ranges which you find in the individual lessons
1.5 million hands of NL200 were analyzed And a standard opponent was created based on this data. This standard opponent was then closely evaluated by our experts and as a result the typical preflop ranges for the NL 6-max game were put together.
And exactly these ranges are now the foundation on which you can build your own basic game plan Keep in mind that you always need to check if the range can be applied reasonably against YOUR standard opponent at YOUR stakes.
It’s important that you adjust your game plan to fit your own standard opponent. If you notice that your typical standard opponent open raises a lot more hands from UTG this could mean for you that you 3-bet more hands You adjust your game plan to the specific situation by changing the range for certain lines In this case you expand your range and adapt it to fit your standard opponent That’s how you create a basic game plan.
In order to play profitably with your game plan, there are three things you should know How to continue with your hand postflop, How to adjust your game to the situation at the table, Which weaknesses the ranges within your standard game plan have
Since this is a very complex and not particularly easy topic, It is definitely recommended to take the quizzes to make sure that you really understand the ideas and approaches around the basic game plan.
To summarize: You now know which ranges to expect and where you can find them. Preflop ranges are the foundation of your basic game plan. You need to adjust them to the standard opponent at your stakes. You should do the quiz that comes with each lesson to see if you have the necessary background knowledge for playing the ranges.