How to Balance a Range in Poker


In Poker, a winning hand is a combination of two pairs of cards and a fifth card. If there are more than two five-of-a-kind hands, the higher card wins. If a player has two or more pairs, he or she is considered to have a “high hand.” Depending on the type of hand, there are different ways to form high hands.

The aim of poker is to have the highest-ranked hand, and to continue betting until the other players fold. The player with the highest-ranked hand wins the pot, which is the sum of all money wagered during the hand. In case of a draw, the pot is divided equally among the remaining players. However, players can’t “check” a hand if it hasn’t won the pot.

Poker is a card game that is played with five or more players. Typically, a pair consists of two cards with the same rank, and three cards that don’t match the pair. If the two pairs are the same rank, the higher pair wins. In other words, J-J-2-2-4 beats a pair of tens.

A good way to balance a range is to make sure that your bluffs are proportionate to your value hands. This is commonly discussed in forums and between sessions, and players often use informal shorthand to describe the ranges they have. For example, “JJ+” means that the player has pocket Jacks and any pocket pairs above it. Similarly, “AQ+” does not have a suit qualifier and includes all variants of AK and AQ.