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Recently on TwoPlusTwo, member "guyupstairs" announced that he had written a new poker simulation program that gives online poker players the opportunity to prepare for various No Limit Hold'em situations. The software is web-based and you can train against other players in real-time.
The features of Range vs. Range are as follows. First, you will obtain your range and your opponent's range at the start of each hand or situation. Then, each player in the training scenario is dealt a hand out of his range and the hand gets played out. Once the hand concludes, you can see the other player's cards, allowing you to quickly adjust to your opponent's play.
After each hand, the positions are swapped, giving online poker players the opportunity to train for proper strategy in a number of situations, which is helpful to all players using the software. The circumstances for each hand are recorded so you can see how you are doing. You can also measure your progress in each position compared to the Expected Value of that position.
Taking a look at the specific "situations" that are available for this software, we can see that two-player raised flops contain the following scenarios: Cutoff Open vs. Big Blind Call, Middle Position Open vs. Button Call, and Button Isolation Raise vs. Under the Gun Limp or Call.
For three-player raised flops, the software contains training for Under the Gun Open vs. Middle Position and Button Calls as well as Middle Position Open vs. Button and Big Blind Calls. There are also two-player 3bet flops that train players for Big Blind 3bet vs. Cutoff Call and Button 3bet vs. Middle Position Call.
Other scenarios include three-player 3bet flops that allow for practice for Big Blind 3bet vs. Button and Small Blind Calls as well as Button 3bet vs. Under the Gun and Middle Position Calls. More experimental situations are available.
As this software is tweaked by its developer and improved for users, online poker players from across the globe will be able to define their own situations. This will allow players to figure out what part of a person's game can be improved the most in order to increase his win rate so the player can work specifically on that situation.
This can be highly useful for those who would like to repeatedly try out certain range analysis situations in which they feel their game needs to improve. By using this tool, a person's EV could drastically improve.
TwoPlusTwo poster "guyupstairs" admitted that this software is somewhat "green" and lacks some of the "bells and whistles" that online poker players have grown accustomed to, but stands by his software as a solid means to improve a person's game while training against fellow competitors in real-time.
Many players, according to "guyupstairs," do not place enough focus on assigning ranges and rely too much on conventional methods of arriving at poker decisions. The Range vs. Range software also takes into account a player's "perceived range," which can also be highly useful for improving a player's analysis and grasp for approximation.
The Range vs. Range software is free to download and will let you train against other real players in order to work on your range-based thinking.
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