From Daniel Negreanu's MasterClass

Ranges: Hand Review

Using footage of a hand from The Big Game, Daniel walks you through his entire thought process as he deduces his opponent’s hand range in real time.

Topics include: Using Bet Sizing to Narrow an Opponent’s Range vs. Angel Shlomi


Using footage of a hand from The Big Game, Daniel walks you through his entire thought process as he deduces his opponent’s hand range in real time.

Topics include: Using Bet Sizing to Narrow an Opponent’s Range vs. Angel Shlomi

Daniel Negreanu

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So this is a format that I'm going to use throughout the class to provide real examples of these concepts in action. So we're going to be doing hand reviews that can be incredibly helpful learning tools when it comes to poker. And I'm super excited to include it in the class. Now, we're going to watch these hands together. And I'm going explain exactly what I was thinking as the action unfolds. At times, I'm even going to pause the footage so I can break down all the different variables and how they factored into my decision making. And of course, the goal with these lessons is to pull back the curtain and explain exactly how I do it, so you can learn to do as well. All right, let's get started. So this hand takes place in a EPT in London. Very early on, the blinds are just 1,500. Player stacks are very deep, which often, especially in position, allows you to play a few more hands. Now, you're going to see some interesting sizing from my opponent in terms of the way that he chooses to bet his big hand. And we're going to share with you what clues he gave away that allowed us to make a very bold move. MAN: Ten today and then [INAUDIBLE]. COMMENTATOR 1: Area is going to be in the big blind here. Angel Shlomi raising under the gun with kings. So see here, normally at 50 and 100 blinds, the standard raise is to about 250 or 300. To make it 475 is really sending a message to the table that I've got a super strong hand, get out of my way. Now, you would think when someone has a very strong hand, that well yeah, I'll just oblige and get out of his way. However, because we know what his range looks like, and it's so limited and so narrow, we can play a lot more hands and really potentially win a big pot if we catch the cards that we need to. Because when someone does have aces or kings, it's very difficult for them to get away from it by folding at any point on the flop turn of the river. COMMENTATOR 2: Shlomi has a big one and he's not playing around. He almost makes it five times the big line. COMMENTATOR 1: Bonyadi with sixes. Will call. Negreanu on the button has 10 nine of diamonds. COMMENTATOR 2: Negreanu's loving life right now in the button with this hand. So we're thinking about it. He's confused with this 5x open out of Shlomi. [INAUDIBLE] So this is exactly the kind of hand I want to have against a big pair or a range that's going to make it 475 from early position. You also see Freddy Bonyadi into the pot. So this gives me an even better price to go ahead and see this hand on the button. And it's in a hand that connects to a lot of things. Suited connector, where you can make straights, we can make flushes, we can make a lot of different things happen. And again, we've got his range narrowed down to a very limited group of hands that we can potentially win a big pot from. COMMENTATOR 1: [INAUDIBLE] both blinds will fold. So three players will see a flop. No six for Bonyadi, but a nine high flop could get Danie...

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Franz M.

Why wouldn't he slow down on the turn with TT or JJ? He could be scared that Daniel has a Queen...

Chuck C.

This was one of the best explanations of range reviews I have seen. I really like how Daniel breaks down his thought patterns and the hand. Very helpful. Easily five stars!


I just want to know how Daniel got so good at psychology; I mean, without the "you got AAs or KKs" comment does the guy even fold? He definitely increased his percentage chance of the guy folding right there with that comment, but a sloppily executed comment might have done the reverse! So how'd he get so good at knowing how people are going to react to his speech? I also like his honest speech style, as opposed to someone like Phil Laak who will straight up lie to you during a hand, lol xD He's still great though.

Amos B.

Daniel, what would have been your river move if the river was a none scary card such as 2d? The 8 on the river was scary and clearly a great opportunity for the river bluff.

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I actually used this knowledge, went to the casino last night and made a profit. I'm using this class to try to make some money off of buying masterclass. Been doing a very conservative game and fold more often than not unless I absolutely know what the other person has.

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Will not resume lesson today. been off for about 3 days and today all indicators seem OK but when it gets to "resume" the screen rotating indicator starts up but never stops and lesson doesn't resume....


I really enjoyed this lesson and all of the talk about ranges. With that being said, I'm wondering how well a lot of this helps in a casual poker setting such as a poker night at a friend's house. I see a lot of players who play loosely, and though Daniel has addressed changing play styles and ranges according to players, how helpful are ranges with players such as these?

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I like how Daniel goes over his play step by step and showing how his opponent reacts..learning a lot that I can apply to my game play