I know this flop is good for me, but I’m not sure what I should bet. Can I just bet my whole range? How big should I bet?
If you’ve ever found yourself asking questions like this, cash game crusher Gary Blackwood’s newest module in the Upswing Lab is your ticket to the answers that will help you win more money in poker.
In this exciting new addition to the Lab, Upswing Coach Gary Blackwood gives a holistic overview of how to utilize your range and nut advantage to simplify spots and apply pressure in the right situations.
Understanding who has the range advantage and nut advantage on different board textures will give you a massive edge, especially if you play low stakes live or online.
Learn how to maximize your advantage, apply pressure, and even recognize spots where you can bet up to 100% of your range!
Simply put, whichever range with the higher equity percentage on a given board has the range advantage. Understanding when you have the range advantage and when your opponent does is key, because it will dictate who gets to apply more pressure in a lot of situations.
You raise on the Button and the Big Blind calls. The flop is AK3r.
You have the range advantage on this Ace-King high flop since the Big Blind would have 3-bet preflop with a lot of their better ace and king heavy hands, including AA, KK and AK.
On flops like this, whichever player put in the last raise preflop will have the equity (and range) advantage.
Nut advantage is different from range advantage, because it deals with the amount of “nut combos” (i.e. very strong hands) the range contains, rather than an overall equity percentage. This is an important difference to understand, because sometimes you may have an overall range advantage, but still have less combos of “nutted” hands than your opponent.
You raise Under the Gun and the Big Blind Calls. The flop is AK3r.
You can have all of the AA, KK, and AK combos as the Under the Gun raiser, giving you a clear “nut advantage” on this board. Since Big Blind should be 3-betting AA, KK and AK, the best hands that the Big Blind can usually have here are 33, A3, and K3, which are clearly second best against the nutted combos in your range.
Gary Blackwood’s new module inside the Lab will help you identify and leverage your range and nut advantages at the table, which will help you maximize your win-rate.
Gary helps you understand how to leverage your range advantages with a concise 20-minute video. Then, he dedicates the remainder of the module to the more complex concept of nut advantage. You’ll learn how to win the max (on average) when you have a nut advantage and the proper defensive strategies to implement when you’re at a nut DISadvantage.”
Module Length: 3 Hours
- What is Range Advantage & Nut Advantage – 19:34
- Playing Your Range Advantage – 21:08
- Playing Your Nut Advantage Part 1 – 35:28
- Playing Your Nut Advantage Part 2 – 36:09
- Playing Your Nut Advantage Part 3 – 41:02
- Playing Your Nut Advantage Part 4 – 24:04
Sneak Peak Video:
The following 4 minute clip from the module shows just how important maximizing your range advantage can be in certain scenarios! Would you have bet 100% of your range on these turn cards?
Q: How much does the module cost, and what do I get?
This module is free with an Upswing Lab Subscription ($99/month), and has over 3 hours of content covering how to utilize your range and nut advantage to put maximum pressure on your opponents.
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You’ll get access to our massive catalog of 100+ modules, our members-only discussion group, and weekly new content filled with cutting edge strategies from our elite coaches. Learn from Doug Polk, Gary Blackwood, David Yan, ALLinPAV and our other amazing coaches as you level up your game one module at a time!
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