Use poker stove,
Originally Posted by Stu_Ungar
OK for example
you put your opponent on a range of 10%
roughly speaking that translates to pairs 66+ any suited ace, AK AQ, KQs QJs + a few other hands.
The flop comes.
You count all the possible hands which could have hit it and assign them the following values
Non suited non pair = 12 } These two may combine to = 16
Suited non pair = 4 }
pair = 6
There are 1326 possible statring hands so the to 10% translates to 132 hands.
There will be some overlap so allow 150 hands for ease.
If the sum of the weighted hands is 75 then you are in the middle of his range.
If the sum = 50 then you beat 2/3 of his range.
Is this, in essence, what people do when figuring out if the beat someones range? admitedly the probably dont do the maths but experience would get you to roughly the same decision.
When beating someones range is a factor on wether or not to continue, would you look to beat 2/3 of his range or would you look for a different figure (roughly speaking)
assign the villian a range, input your specific starting hand and it will calculate your equity against his range, it if >50% then you are ahead of his range. You will start getting a very good sense of what the villians ranges are that way.
Edit: if you mean while I am playing, no, there isn't enough time to do all that calculation in my head especially multi tabling. I have a sense of house loose or tight they are so I have a good idea of how to proceed. Ranges aren't assigned in a vacuum either. You have to take into account post flop actions as well. If they are very aggressive, them betting doesn't narrow thier range very much, but maybe them 3 betting does so in that case I might raise to win right there and if they three bet me I can then evaluate how I feel my hand holds up to what they are likely to have.
Here is a very specific example. I raise preflop UTG AKo 5xbb. Villian on the button calls he is a 45/7/.6 over 50 hands total fish. If he isn't raising preflop he could have anything so I am not concerned about being oop here, both blinds fold. Flop come Js 7c 2d
. I lead a pot sized c-bet here. I have no reason to believe I am not ahead here but in this case He will fold quite often, if he raises I will fold as he is so passive any sign of strength I will need to let the hand go. He could easily have A2, A7, AJ. or QJ, 87, KQ, 99, 88 There are some more in there but you get the idea. He calls. Not unexpected. he is after all a fish and very passive. So the turn comes 10s
. Possible straight hits and now a flush draw. I check here, so does the fish. So I don't think he has the straight as he would bet that, he most likely doesn't have a flush draw as that would be back door draw I think he has a one pair hand most likely A2 or something. So the River brings the Kd
. So what do I do here? I bet. and here is why, According to the range I put him on through out the hand I am ahead now. He might show up with AQ, or Q9 but that is unlikely, he also could have KJ, K7, or K10 but if that is the case he will likely raise me. He also could have 99,88, hoping for the miracle straight to fill. The majority of the likely hands I am ahead of hear when you mix in the Ax hands that I assigned initially.