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by Bart Hanson |  Published: Mar 04, 2015


January 26 — A lot of hand reading has to do with pegging your opponent’s preflop range—raised pot, position etc. Hand reading in no-limit is a skill that gets shaped with experience. You can teach someone the fundamentals and tell them what typical actions and betting patterns mean, but you cannot teach the innate ability to have “feel,” especially as it relates to the strength of an opponent’s hand. One of the things that I say in my training material over at that is often overlooked in reading someone’s hand is probably the easiest to identify—the preflop action. If we know that someone is a tight player, we can surmise a reasonable preflop range for them based upon position and we can then take that information to help us read their range later on. Let us take a look at a hand that I recently played at $5-$10 last ...

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