Chapter 4 of 38 from Daniel Negreanu

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

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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

Om L.

There is a lot of lingo that I’m just not familiar with. I wish some of these terms were defined.

Andrew S.

I like the way Daniel dissects his oppopents range of hands based on his UTG bet

Daniel O.

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Eyla R.

Learned a bit more on calling high pairs, bluffing, and what to expect when a player bets high, then brings it back. Good info for beginners to intermediate players!

Michael R.

Already seeing ways to improve my game. Played yesterday and have been going over every play in my head. Sometimes complementing what i did and sometimes saying MAN YOU PLAYED THAT HAND LIKE SHIT

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I was just asked to rate this class and I couldn't give a good mark only because I feel this class is for beginners. I've been playing poker for 9 years and was hoping to learn some more advanced concepts. So far I feel it's all pretty basic stuff I already know. I'm still, however, a fan of Daniel!


This is a great lesson because I got to see the break down of how the player read was on point and find a way to bluff the player out of the best hand.

William K.

Great lesson. I saw this hand on YouTube and didn't know what the hell you were doing until the end. Very sneaky. Question: Did you actually run through the analysis at the table that you showed us in the class? Did you know precisely that half the deck would give you that bluffing opportunity? Did you put a probability on his folding? And did you plan ahead to announce what your opponent had? Seems to me that was critical in selling the fold.

Steve P.

Great lesson, Daniel, and as played with your expert assessment it makes brilliant sense. The challenge is if I bet smaller on the flop, with many people I play with that is invitation to call, since they will be getting better pot odds I believe. If I have Aces or Kings. I don’t want someone seeing anymore cards after the flop if I don’t already have a set. Of course I know it all depends on the opponents you’re playing too.


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...