Input: Ranges, Board, Selected Player, Line and Sizes
At first, you have to input the general properties.
Just enter player1's and player2's ranges as well as the board. Deadcards apply, too. For more details on the card and range selection, we offer a corresponding tutorial: Range & Card Selection
Those ranges serve as base for the ranges which will apply for different actions. For example, if you analyze Bet/Fold (Player1 bets and Player 2 reacts and Player 1 folds if that is a raise), the betting range can be any subrange of Player1's range. Consequently, you should put everything in which could be part of Player1's range. The same applies for Player2.
In order to analyze a specific spot, you have to choose first, which street you want to analyze with the "Analyzed Street" buttons (). Notice that flop, turn and river are only selectable if flop, turn or river cards are chosen.
There are different preconditions to specify to analyze the spot.
First Action By
First of all, you have to determine which is the first player to act. This player will make the first action (bet or raise), while the other player will react to this action in various ways with different parts of his range.
The second choice which you have to make is the line. The line will be played by the player selected in "First Action By". For example, if you choose 3-Bet/Fold and Player2 is selected, then Player2 will 3-Bet as a first action and react to a 4-Bet by folding. Notice that 3-Bet/Fold, 3-Bet/Call and 3-Bet/Ship are equivalent if the other player does not 4-Bet but only fold or call, as Player2 does not have to react to a 4-Bet, then.
Variant and Variant Buttons
You can specify different variants for the same line. All sizes and the ranges for the first action and the reactions are saved in the variant. You can use the "Delete Variant" button to delete a variant, if there is more than one (). Also, you can edit a variant name by using the "Edit Variant" button (). If you use the "Add Variant" button () to create a new variant, all the properties of the current variant will be used for the new variant. That way, you can most easily just vary a few thinks like size or different ranges with minimal effort.
Another advantage of the variants is that you can plot all variants at one street of one player of a specific line in one graph. There is a more extensive explanation of the "Plot" button at the end of this area.
Each variant has a bunch of sizes which are important for the calculation.
Deadmoney specifies the deadmoney which has already been invested at the time of the action. For example, if the line is Preflop 4-Bet/Fold, then deadmoney includes the posts, antes (if existing) as well as the raise size and the 3-bet size (although raise and 3-bet size will also have their own fields!). So, you should make clear that everything is included in this number.
Just as the deadmoney, the stacksizes of the player are considered based on what both of the players have left after the last action. For example, if both of the players have 100 BB at the beginning and Preflop 3-Bet/Fold is considered from Player1's point of view, then Player2 must have raised (only heads-up scenarios considered). In that case, you have to subtract Player2's raise size from the stack size input field to achieve correct results.
Notice that the stacksizes are only important if one of the player shoves it all-in. Otherwise, those inputs are ignored, anyways.
P1's/P2's Post/Bet/Raise Size
If one of the players has acted before by putting money in actively (by bet, raise or x-bet) or by posting blinds or antes, those inputs have to be entered into those fields. For example, if Player1 bets 10 at a flop, Player2 raises to 30 and we analyze the raise from Player2's point of view, we have to state that Player1 has bet 10 before. This is important because he only has to pay 20 more, if he calls. So, make sure that you also state those sizes. Both of these sizes have to be put into the deadmoney input field as well (see above at "Deadmoney").