This is a discussion on Question about range within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I understand the concept of range although i'm far from understanding fully how each factor impacts on it.
I am currently reading a book and
I understand the concept of range although i'm far from understanding fully how each factor impacts on it.
I am currently reading a book and in an example its says based on certain software stats (the basic too) we know this player is of a certain type and therefore his range is X Y and Z.
My confusion comes from the fact that pocket 4s are in the range but pocket 5s, 6s etc are not. This seems a very oddly specific range to determine pre flop. Is there an explanation to this?
Also, as you essentially play certain hands in every position, surely range has no upper limit and its only the lower end which varies?
Finally, is there a place or book where I can appreciate hand strengths, i understand the monster starting hands and the importance of suitedness connectivity etc but it seems the book will suggest something along the lines of cutting out the weaker hands from your range, but surely I need to know the relative hand strengths of my range to do this - this is difficult when you get to the middle and lower part of the range.
A player's range is going to vary greatly depending on where in a tournament you are, for example. If someone has an M of 3, for example, his range on his shoving hands is going to be very large. Whereas someone with an M of 10 is going to have a much smaller range of hands that they would shove.
You'd have to be more specific on your example above with the pocket 4's.
As to the other part of your post, this preflop chart may be the type of thing you're looking for... but I'm not sure I completely understand what you're asking. Hope this helps, I'll check back to the thread and maybe I can get an idea of what you're more specifically looking for.
Ya I'm.curious too. Can't see why I would play 44 at say mp and not play 55. The only thing I've ever seen about skipping in range is say, play A2-A5s, But not A6-A9s. Of course to be playing a str and flush draw. I'll check back also to see what book it is. Have a good one.. Tal