When users ask me how to estimate opponent hand ranges, the best advice I can offer is to study, study, study. The more you play, observe, and analyze, the better your estimates will get. If it were easy, everybody would be doing it. There are no shortcuts.
A Little History
I was browsing the 2+2 forums a while back when I noticed this thread discussing an ebook titled Crushing Online Sit-and-Go’s (COSNG’s) by Greg “zerosum79” Jones. Normally, I am skeptical about poker ebooks, but this ebook caught my attention for a couple of reasons.
So I obtained a copy of COSNG’s to see if it contained any useful information.
To put it mildly, I was impressed.
In a nutshell, Greg has defined a small set of key situations (Greg calls them pivot points) that are commonly encountered. He has estimated opponent hand ranges for each situation and provided the hero’s hand range (as calculated by the Wizard) summarized in well organized tables.
Once you have learned pivot points, Greg shows you how to apply them to other situations on the fly by making simple adjustments to the pivot points.
Greg also shows you how to create your own pivot points for other tough situations you might face that are not covered in his basic system.
Using COSNG’s can cut weeks, maybe even months, off of your learning curve. Now, there really is a shortcut to learning winning push-fold strategy with the SitNGo Wizard.
A Special Offer
Update: the list price for COSNG has been reduce to $49.95. If you have not yet purchased the Wizard, you can get both the Wizard and COSNG’s for $148.95.
I have had many opportunities to endorse third party products, but this is the first one I believed was worth supporting. If you are a SitNGo Wizard user, I am confident COSNG’s will pay for itself many times over.
You can purchase COSNG’s at the SitNGo Wizard web site.
Here is a brief video introduction to COSNG’s.