Chapter Summary

Chapter 9:  Preflop Theory (106 pages)

 

This chapter presents a series of theory concepts that demonstrate how to use preflop decisions to encourage the most profitable postflop situations for different starting hand types.

 

It examines preflop decisions in the context of the situations they set up with reference to the seven key parameters of a postflop situation - number of opponents, position, stack-to-pot ratio, initiative, board texture, opponent tendencies, and image.

 

It includes an overview of decision making from different positions and versus different opponent types, including opening ranges, cold-calling and 3-betting ranges, and what to do facing 3-bets in and out of position.

Modules

Module 9A:  Major Concepts, Postflop Parameters, Reraised Pots, and Scenario Distributions (33 pages)

 

This module covers a variety of preliminary material that summarizes key concepts and sets the tone for the recommendations in the remainder of Chapter 9.

 

To view the first page of Module 9A, click here.

Module 9B:  Recommendations - Unpaired Hands (19 pages)

 

This module contains flopped hand strength data and preflop decision recommendations for all of the unpaired hand groups, split out according to the categories defined in Chapter 7.

 

To view the first page of Module 9B, click here.

Module 9C:  Recommendations - Paired and Doublepaired Hands (34 pages)

 

This module contains flopped hand strength data and preflop decision recommendations for all of the paired and doublepaired hand groups, split out according to the categories defined in Chapter 7.

 

To view the first page of Module 9C, click here.

Module 9D:  Assorted Topics - SB/BB, Deep Stack, Facing Limpers, etc. (20 pages)

 

This module covers assorted topics that add to the core coverage in Module 9B and 9C of decision-making in 100BB conditions from the four non-blind positions.

 

To view the first page of Module 9D, click here.

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