This is a discussion on position ranges within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; have watched and listened to different pro's about what range is played in what position. trying to get my ranges down pat before the WSOP
have watched and listened to different pro's about what range is played in what position. trying to get my ranges down pat before the WSOP comes to town. please discuss and describe your ranges for early, middle, and late positions. many thanks for your thoughts
I actually don't like memorizing and strictly following opening charts because they are only as good as the situation is accurate to the information input. In easier words, the opening chart might be GTO on a TAG (Tight-Aggressive) opponent, but the player you are facing now might be a maniac playstyle fish - in which case, our TAG chart is going too be too selective.
I like using opening charts and things like that as a good reference point, but being free to adjust mid-game. As long as you have the discipline to not change dramatically for little reason, then having that ability and freedom to adjust mid-game can be very profitable
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My opening ranges in EP get a little wider if the table is tight, and tighten a little if the table is loose and/or aggressive.
That said, I treat 22-44 & A2-A4 as garbage in EP pretty much always. And I'm more likely to open middle/low suited connectors, even gap connectors in EP than I am to open random broadways on a tight table.
Ranges are good to give you a general idea of what hands are decent to strong, to call an RFI(raise first in) or what hands to open with. They also give you an idea of what your opponent may have from their position. Example: The flop comes 223, you know your tight opponent from an early position, usually isn't playing 2 or 3x. However, adjusting is always important. For example, if your opponents range is really loose you can call wider. If they are super tight play the top of your range and fold out your marginal hands.