Two Plus Two Poker Forums Your thought process in hand deduction
 Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Video Directory TwoPlusTwo.com

 Notices 2013 Two Plus Two Party at South Point BET RAISE FOLD screening at 3PM in lounge next to poker room. July 6th Party registration at 5PM. Food served at 6PM

 Poker Theory General poker theory

 08-05-2012, 12:15 PM #1 grinder   Join Date: Jul 2012 Posts: 445 Your thought process in hand deduction Hand deduction is something I am very bad at - actually narrowing my opponents range, based on the action. I would guess that most winning players have become reasonably adept at this? Those of you who multi-table and are fairly good at narrowing the opponents range, by process of elimination, you obviously have to work this out fairly quickly. Do you have a set mental routine for doing this? Do you run through all likely hands villain holds and then tick the ones he doesn't off in a certain order. Or have you just become so used to doing it that you don't need to think things through in a specific order? How often do you find that your opponent shows up with a hand outside the range that you put him on?
 08-05-2012, 12:29 PM #2 Carpal \'Tunnel     Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: Austin, TX Posts: 15,085 Re: Your thought process in hand deduction The way I teach this is to go through hand histories with a replayer, with all hole cards hidden. At each action in the hand I ask the student to refine his idea of his opponent's hand range. I may help out in a few places if he is way way off. At the end of the hand, I reveal all hole cards. Then we go back and play through it again (faster) with the cards displayed. Actions in a hand imply motivations, a desire to make something happen (well, usually). A problem is that they usually imply more than one motivation at the same time - a bet can be a desire to get a fold, or a desire to get a call. It's important to combine all the actions together to see if you can come up with a consistent set of motivations that match the hands an opponent can have. You can do the above yourself, go through old hand histories with all the cards hidden and see if you can figure it out. It's even better if you weren't involved in the hand. Also while playing, but not in a hand, you can watch the other players and try to see if you can tell what they have, based on how they act. It's way easier if you don't have cards.
 08-05-2012, 05:12 PM #4 grinder   Join Date: Jul 2012 Posts: 445 Re: Your thought process in hand deduction Thats brilliant bjw181, thanks. Can you recommend any ebooks or good youtube videos that you would recommend, on this?
 08-05-2012, 07:40 PM #5 journeyman   Join Date: Jan 2012 Posts: 211 Re: Your thought process in hand deduction Ed Millers book on hand reading is great

 Thread Tools Display Modes Linear Mode

 Posting Rules You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts BB code is On Smilies are On [IMG] code is On HTML code is OffTrackbacks are Off Pingbacks are Off Refbacks are Off Forum Rules

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:00 AM.

 Contact Us - Two Plus Two Publishing LLC - Privacy Statement - Top