Tutorial 2: Hole Cards View

Click on the Hole Cards tab to display the Hole Cards view.

Hole cards view

View Headers

The view headers show general information about each view, including

  • The name of the view
  • The stat filter
  • The currently selected stat and its value
  • The number of shown down hole cards
Left view header
Right view header

We will describe the “Show difference” check box in a later section.

Estimated Hand Ranges

The hands grid provides estimated hand ranges for the selected action.

Estimated hand range

By default, a weighted hand range is displayed. A 100% hand means that hand is always in the hand range. A 75% hand means the hand is played 75% of the time. Then hands grid can optionally show other values, which is described later.

Estimated hand ranges are based only on hands that reached show down, since for opponents that is all the information we have.


Filters determine what hand range is displayed.

Hole card filters

The action filter sets the stat used to estimate the hand range. The actions combo box lists popular or recent actions.

Action filters

You can select from many stats by clicking on the select stats button.

Select actions

The positions filter sets the preflop positions included in the hand range. By default, all positions are included.

Position filters

Click on the actions filter, select the PFR stat, and click the Apply button. Range Wizard will recalculate the hand range based on PFR.

Estimated hand ranges for PFR

Display Options

The “Show” combo box provides other display options.

Display options

Available options include

  • Weighted hand range – Each hand is weighted by the probability of it being played
  • Hand range – The hand range where each hand is either always or never played
  • Actual hand counts – The number of times each hand was shown
  • Unbiased hand counts – The number of times each hand was shown adjusted for the probability of each hand being dealt.
  • Adjusted hand counts – A smoothed version of the unbiased hand counts where each hand count is averaged with adjacent hands.

Since there are 12 combinations of each unsuited hand, 6 combinations of each pair, and 4 combinations of each suited hand, the actual hand counts are biased toward unsuited hands and pairs. The unbiased hand counts adjust for this and estimated hand ranges are based on unbiased hand counts.

Try playing with the show option. Here is an example of the unbiased hand count option.

Unbiased hand counts

Copy Hand Range to Clipboard

Between the view head and the hole cards grid is a text representation of the hand range in Flopzilla format.

Hand range text

Clicking the button to the right will copy the hand range text to the clipboard. The hand range can then be pasted into any program that accepts Flopzilla formatted hand ranges.

Show Differences

The “Show differences” check box provides a visual representation of the differences between the two views.

Show differences

Click on the check box to view the differences.

Hand range differences

Green hands are player more often in this view than the other view. Red hands are played less often than the other view.

Next tutorial: Tutorial 3: Stats View