Free Tutorial Using Flopzilla (Poker Software)

This video is from The Hand Reading Lab and shows you how to use Flopzilla. Flopzilla is an extremely robust piece of software that makes answering questions easy. Want to know how often a hand will flop a straight? Want to know how often a range misses the flop? Want to know how much equity you have when your opponent double barrels?

Flopzilla can answer all of these questions – and millions more! 

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Recently Flopzilla released a PRO version of their software that has additional funtionality, including the ability to sync with GTO+. I plan to make a PRO-version of this video in the near future, but this video will still help you get started with this software.

Here is what you will learn:

How To Use Flopzilla

I show you what the interface is all about and how to get started using this powerful piece of software. If using v1.8.6, you can drag Flopzilla out wider to the right and also downwards, you actually get more options and flexibility. If you are using PRO, click the two head icon above the range presets, add your hole cards into the second range, and click the Hotness option on far-right.

Exploring Hand vs. Flop

Do you know how often A6 flops top pair? Do you know how often AK flops a gutshot? This is powerful information that every poker player should understand. Take a few moments and plug in some common starting hands (like KK, TT, AK, QJs, 77, and 65s) and see how they hit all flops. Then, check the same starting hands by plugging in one flop at a time and see how each hand connects with it.

See if you notice any patterns when it comes to flopping pairs vs. draws vs. no made hand…

Exploring Range vs Flop

This is especially powerful if you want to have an idea how your opponent’s range is going to hit or miss the flop. You can do this with a specific flop or remove the flop and see how the range hits an average flop.

Again, take a few moments to plug in a variety of starting ranges that you would use (like open-raising UTG, open-raising from the CO, calling an EP raise on the button, etc.) and see how those ranges connect with flops.

Hand vs. Range vs. Flop

Now we get into the powerful usage of this software. Learn how to analyze spots with your hand vs their range on a specific texture. By doing this kind of work you can see how your hand performs against your opponent – both going into the flop and against very specific continuance ranges given the exact postflop action.

In PRO, you can do this in single player mode by plugging their range into the matrix and your hole cards into the dead cards. You can also do this in multi player mode by removing the dead cards and adding a new range with your specific hole cards.

(Hint, below the range strand you can hit suit selection and choose your exact suit. The highest card is along the right of the diagonal and the lower card is below the diagonal).

In-depth Range Exploration

Learn how to use continuance ranges to not only be more technical in your analysis, but to also ensure you full know how that continuance range hits future cards. Doing this incorrectly will give you awful results and lead you down the wrong path – so make sure to pay attention here!


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