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Action Lines

The actions are subdivided into two parts: "First Action" (First Action in PokerRanger's EV/FE Tab) and "Reactions" (Reactions of Other Player).

The first action is executed by the one selected as "First Action By"-Player. This can be either a bet, raise, 3-bet etc. depending on the selected line. If Bet/Fold is the selected line, the first action will be a bet.

Then, there are reactions to this first action, which are fold and call and an active reaction like raise (if first action is a bet), 3-bet (if first action is a raise) and so on.

Action Line Input

EV/FE Raise Action Analysis

At first, there is the player name (Player1 or two) followed by the name of the action. After that, there is a range field. Please notice that only the parent range is selectable (i.e. Player1's range if this action is executed by Player1 and Player2's range if this action is executed by Player2). You can clear the range by using the clear button (Clear Range in PokerRanger). For the range selection, you have two possibilities: Firstly, you can just choose the range selection icon which you already know from the normal hand selection (Select Range in PokerRanger).

Secondly, you can use the "Determine Range Difference" icon (Determine Range Difference
		Automatically in PokerRanger). For the first action, the latter one takes the parent range in full. So, if the first action is executed by Player1 and Player1 has an overall range of "22+,AK" the first action range will also be "22+,AK". If you use this button for the reactions, the button will automatically determine the range difference. For example, if Player2 reacts and has an overall range of "22+,A2o+" and you select 22+ for a fold, then a click on the determine range button next to the action "Player2 calls" will only take "A2o+". Hence, this is a effective tool to determine range differences.

Right to the range, there are three numbers which will be explained later. Next to those numbers, there is a size field for active actions like bet or raise. Please notice that the third reaction (like raise, if the selected line is Bet/Fold) only has a size field, if the size matters: For Bet/Fold or Bet/Ship, the size does not matter, as the first player will fold or put everything in, anyway. Also keep in mind that the sizes always indicate a "size to" a specific amount. If the raise size is 100, for example, the raise will go to 100, it will not be a raise by 100.

Action Line Output

Three Numbers

Right to each action range, there is a small label with three numbers in brackets PokerRanger EV/FE: Range Percentage, Combinations, Percentage of Parent Range. The first number indicates the size of the range. So, 20% would just indicate a 20% range. The second number shows the number of combinations. The third and lust number shows the portion of this action range to its parent range. For example, if Player1 has a range of QQ+ (18 combinations) and is the first player to act with a bet and the betting range would be QQ (6 combinations), the third number in the brackets would be 33%, indicating that the betting range (QQ) is 1/3 of the Player1's overall range (QQ+).

Equity and EV

Below the different action lines, there are up to four results:

Expected Value and Fold Equity

(Those are only partial results. Because of that, the EV is turned off by default. However, you can turn them on in the options, if you want. For more information, see Options.)

First of all, you can see the equity of the range of the first action vs. the range below which the numbers are placed. For example, if the line is Bet/Fold by Player1 and Player1's betting range is "22+" and we look at the numbers below the "Player2 calls" line (while Player2 has a range of "AQo+"), we will see the equities for Player1 with "22+" against Player2 with "AQo+".

Also, a partial EV is calculated if wished. The EV considers the specific reaction. If we take our example from above (Player1 bets with "22+" and Player2 calls with "22+", then the EV would be the EV of the bet if Player2 calls. Another example would be if Player2 folds: Undepending of the range, the EV for player1 would be the deadmoney and the EV for Player2 would be 0 (nothing more invested). You should play around a bit with those numbers, if you want to understand it fully. However, those are only partial results which can be hidden in the option menu.

Overall Output

The overall result can be found below the "Overall Result" bar (Overall EV/FE Result in PokerRanger). This output puts all the reactional EVs together and calculates the EV of the first action. For example, if the first action is Bet/Fold, then the overall output is the EV of the bet for both players.

Moreover, the fold equity is shown for both players. Here, Player1's fold equity equals Player2's portion of his overall reacting range and Player2's fold equity equals Player2's third reaction range portion (like Raise if Bet/Fold is selected), if Player1 folds to this action (like in Bet/Fold). If Player1 will call or ship (like in Bet/Call or Bet/Ship), Player2's fold equity will be 0.