Flopzilla Pro is an extremely robust piece of poker 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 the turn?
Flopzilla can answer all of these questions – and millions more! Push play and I’ll show you exactly how to use this app.
How To Use Flopzilla
The overall idea with Flopzilla Pro is to explore hands you’ve played to find your leaks, and also find ways to increase your winrate in future situations. While Flopzilla offers a variety of functionality, you likely won’t use every feature during each study session.
To begin, open your software along with the hand you want to study. If you don’t have one, you can follow along with this simple floating situation and see how I use Flopzilla to analyze both the flop and turn. Of course, you can use this software to explore the river too, we just so happened to win this particular hand before that street.
Using Flopzilla Pro To Study Hands
At first glance, this software may seem intense. But with practice, you will learn how to explore hands like a poker pro. Just follow the steps below, keeping in mind that many of them take just a few seconds, to start studying hands the right way.
FWIW, the key things that I focus on when studying poker hands with Flopzilla Pro is how often my opponent is doing something and if there are easy ways to exploit them. For instance, players who would fold too often against a small raise are prime candidates to increase my own bluffing. And players who bet rivers with too strong of a range are prime candidates to hero fold against more correctly.
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Plug In Their Range
Like most poker analysis, it’s vital that you assign your opponent’s range as precisely as possible. The more incorrect your range assumption, the less reliable the analysis will be. If you are new to this concept, please read my complete guide on poker ranges.
When adding ranges, you can use the quick buttons below to add all Broadway cards, pocket pairs, suited hands, etc. You can also click + hold a left click and then drag around the hand matrix. Another option is to hold the CTRL key and click a hand, and Flopzilla Pro will automatically select that hand and all hands stronger than it. So for example, if you hold CTRL and select 55, all pocket pairs 55 and higher will be added. Same thing if you hold CTRL and select A9s, every stronger suited Ace like ATs, AJs, AQs, and AKs will also be added.
If you have any saved ranges, you can hover over them to quickly see them and then double click the range to add it to the matrix. To save your own ranges for future analysis, you can click Add Range in the lower-left corner, give it a name, and then it’s saved for future use.
Plug In Your Hand
While doing a basic exploration of your hand vs. their range, you simply plug your hole cards into the Dead Cards section on the right. Click in both of your cards and you are all set.
Range vs. Range Analysis
For more complicated range vs. range analysis, you can switch over to Multiplayer Mode by clicking the two-person icon next to the gear icon. At this point, you can delete any dead cards and click the big plus button to add your range. All filtering and future actions are the same as “Single Player Mode”.
Enter The Board
In the center section, enter the flop and any subsequent turn and/or river card. For your first exploration through a hand, I highly suggest going street-by-street; so don’t add the turn card until you’ve done a thorough analysis of the flop.
You also have the option to randomize turn and river cards if you want to do analysis on possible runouts, but I almost never use this option fwiw.
Filtering ranges is the key focal point of Flopzilla Pro analysis. It’s not merely enough to plug in your opponent’s preflop range and call it a day. Instead, you will filter down their range of hands at each inflection point within a hand and take note of combos, frequencies, etc.
Once you have their range and the flop added in, it’s time to filter. The simplest way to filter is to add the blue filter marker to each hand category that you think your opponent has at this inflection point. If, for example, your opponent raised preflop and you were the only caller and they decided to continuation bet the flop, you would add the blue filter marker to every category you think they would cbet with.
If you think they would cbet with all top pair and better, all flush draws and OESDs, and that’s it – just filter those hands. Below, you will see the total frequency of their range that cbets.
After you are satisfied with your filtering, you can click that button which will turn the red dot green, and the range matrix will also be updated to show you all hands you’ve locked in. At this point, you are telling Flopzilla Pro that you ONLY want to carry the selected hands forward to the next action/street. Continue this process for all future streets.
For advanced filtering, you can right-click a category and manually select combos you’d like to include or exclude. This is perfect if you want to include some, but not all, combos from a given hand category.
The Pie Chart
The pie chart may not be immediately visible when you start using Flopzilla Pro. If that’s the case, you can add the pie chart by clicking the gear icon and turning on Using Group Mode At Startup.
This chart allows you to use color groups to visualize ranges more precisely. For instance, you can add groups for various hand strengths, such as top pair+, medium pairs, and draws, to quickly see what density of their range is comprised of these hand categories.
For visual learners, this is a game-changer and 100% my favorite feature added into Flopzilla Pro.
Sync Flopzilla Pro With GTO+
When you have both Flopzilla Pro and GTO+ open, you can pass information back and forth between the apps to do extremely powerful analysis. My personal preference is to begin by setting the hand up in GTO+, building the tree, and then running the solver. Then, on a per street basis, export the hand to Flopzilla Pro to do more granular exploration.
This method is how I bridge the gap between GTO and exploitative poker more simply. It allows you to see what the GTO solver would do, then go into Flopzilla Pro and filter the range more precisely to how you think the villain would actually approach the spot (since human villains are never perfectly GTO). And best yet, you can pass that Flopzilla Pro range filter BACK to GTO+ to explore the rest of the tree with that node properly locked.
If you don’t have GTO+ yet, you can grab The GTO+ Bundle from Red Chip Poker that comes with a lifetime license for the software, save files, and a complete course to get you solving like a ninja.
More Things To Explore With Flopzilla Pro
You can do even more than explore a single hand with Flopzilla. Here are three other things I suggest using this powerful tool to study.
Single Hand vs. All Flops
Do you know how often A6 flops top pair? Do you know how often Ace King 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.
See if you notice any patterns when it comes to flopping pairs vs. draws vs. no made hand.
A Single Range vs. All Flops
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.
Flop Texture Analysis
Ever wonder how often the flop will be Ace-high and dry? Or how often the flop will be rainbow vs. two-tone vs. monotone? Or how hold QQ will impact how often the flop contains 3 lower cards?
You can explore all of these using my short video on poker flop types using Flopzilla Pro.
Flopzilla Pro FAQ
What is Flopzilla Pro?
Flopzilla Pro is a range analysis software that’s designed to quickly figure out how ranges of hands hit the board.
What Is Flopzilla Pro Used For?
Flopzilla Pro is used for studying poker hands and leveraging technical analysis to find ways to improve your winrate.
What is the difference between Pro and non-Pro versions?
Flopzilla Pro syncs up with GTO+ and has baked in features that used to only be available using HoldEQ (such as the equity graph, equity matrix, etc.). Flopzilla Pro also includes the pie chart with advanced grouping capabilities to improve visualization.
Is Flopzilla Free?
No. There is a one week free trial for Flopzilla Pro that offers limited functionality, but the complete software costs $35 (or $49 if you purchase the SplitSuit Edition which comes with training videos and saved range presets)
Does Flopzilla Work On Mac?
Flopzilla is a Windows-only software. The only way to get Flopzilla to work on a Mac is by either using a tool like Boot Camp to run an instance of Windows on your Mac, or by using a Virtual Machine (VM) such as Parallels with Windows installed on your Mac.
Many poker players opt to buy a mid-range Windows laptop for running tools like Flopzilla, GTO+, and other poker software that is Windows-only.
How Can I Download Flopzilla Pro?
Visit https://www.flopzilla.com/download.html and download the latest version that begins with 2.
Are There Flopzilla Alternatives?
The main alternatives to Flopzilla Pro are Power Equilab, Flop Falcon, and Premium Poker Tools. Which each of those has some amount of overlap between the functionality of Flopzilla Pro, no standalone tool is as powerful as Flopzilla Pro – especially when considering the ability to sync with GTO+.
How Do I Get The Pie Chart In Flopzilla Pro?
Add the pie chart in Flopzilla Pro by clicking the gear icon and turning on the ‘Use ‘”Group” Mode At Startup’ option.