I teach you hand reading using my H.A.N.D. acronym, and how understanding percentage form can lead to better hand reading by assigning more accurate pre-flop ranges.
My mission for today is to teach you the basic steps of hand reading through my H.A.N.D. acronym. I’ll also dive into what percentage form is and how it is a crucial part of hand reading. Take the time right now to answer these questions for yourself before we get to the meat of the today’s podcast:
Here’s my challenge to you for this episode: Practice learning percentage form. When you know that 5% of hands is 77+ and AK, or that 20% of hands is all pp’s, all broadways and 65s+, then you’ll be a much stronger hand reader. Start up your favorite poker calculating software like Flopzilla or Pokerstove or Equilab, and make a list of all the hands that fall under each % category: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 and 60%. Commit to memorizing these and practice it in your hand history reviews or when you’re actually at the poker table. If you can get these down, you’ll be far more accurate hand reader than your competition.
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