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Tutorial: PokerRanger's Board Hit Evaluations

Discover hit probabilities on different boards.

The board hit evaluation tabs display to you how often a specific range has (or both have) hit specific hand strengths. The One Player "Board Hits Tab" displays combinations, as well, while the "Two Player Board Hits Tab" takes card removal into account. Due to card removal, displaying combinations on the "Two Player Board Hits Tab" would lead to fractional combinations, so it is left out there.

Input: Ranges, Board, Absolute Percentages, Selected Player

General Input

At first, you have to input the general properties.

Intuitive Range Selection

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

Player Selection and Percentages

You can either use the first tab to get all the hand strengths with percentages and combinations for a specific player or use the second tab to compare two ranges.

In the first case, you can specify which player's range should be analyzed by using the "Selected Player" element (PokerRanger's Player Selection).

In either case, you can toggle the checkbox "Absolute Percentages" (Show Absolute Percentages in PokerRanger). In this case, the subtree elements will present combined probabilities instead of conditional probabilities. For example, if a range on a board yields 10 combinations of pair while 20 combinations are the entire range. 4 combinations are top pair. Now, in either case Pair shows 50%. If the "absolute percentage" checkbox is toggled, the number for Top Pair will be 20% (4 / 20). If not, the four combinations will be observed under the condition Pair, thus yielding the percentage 40% (4 / 10).

Hand Strength Selection

You can mark different hand strengths by toggling the hand strength check boxes before each hand strength label (Select Specific Hand Strengths in PokerRanger). All of the checked hand strengths will be summed up (overlaps considered) and displayed in the "Custom Sum" row.

Output: Hit Probabilities and Hit Combinations

For each hand strength, there is a row with the hit probability for this hand strength hit given the range specified. In brackets, you can find the number of combinations ("Board Hits" Tab only). The bar indicates the probability, as well. If the "Absolute Percentages" checkbox is checked, the percentages of the subtree (e.g. Top Pair, Second Pair, ...) will sum up to the percentage of the parent tree (e.g. Pair). The bars will sum up in length, too.

Please notice that overpairs to the 2nd/3rd card will be regarded as the corresponding pair itself. That means that, e.g., TT on Q95 will be considered as a second pair. In this case, this simplification is made for reasons of clearness.

Twopairs are partitioned into "Over-Twopairs" (AA on TT9x), "Two-Card-Twopairs" / "One-Card-Twopairs" (T9 on T92) / (A9 on A55) or "Board-Twopairs" (A9 or 22 on KK884).

Full houses are subdivided, as well. "Set Fullhouses" (99 on TT9), "Trips Fullhouses" (AT on TT9) and "Board Fullhouses" (AA on TTT99) are distinguished.

Additional Functions

Select Hand Strengths and Use the Ranges

You can continue to use the different ranges by right-clicking onto the hand strength labels (like Fullhouse). Then, a context menu opens and gives you the following options:

The first (fourth) menu entry will copy the range as a range text into the clipboard, so that you can use it for different purposes. The second/third (fifth/sixth) entries will directly copy the specific range into the range fields for Player1 or Player2.


You can choose to hide the empty lines in both of the tabs by toggling "Options" -> "Hide Empty Lines in Evaluation Tabs".