Range Wizard is a Holdem Manager 3 app (PokerTracker support coming soon) that combines players with similar characteristics so you can analyze hand ranges and tendencies of various types of players. You define the type of player and which player tendencies you wish to study.
You can compare two different player types side by side to see how they differ. You can also compare your own tendencies against any player type.
With Range Wizard you can answer questions such as:
How do winning players play differently than losing players?
What hand range does a loose aggressive player three bet you from the big blind?
How do my hand ranges and stats compare to winning players?
How do I study an opponent when I have only played a few hands against him?
Range Wizard is the ultimate study tool to help dissect you opponents. You can easily find out what they are doing differently from you.
How does it work?
Select the player stats you are interested in studying. You can select from over 2000 available player stats.
[Stat Group Selector]
Define filters that select the type of player you wish to study. You can define up to two different player types for side by side comparisons.
[Define player filter]
Range Wizard will scan your Holdem Manager 3 database to select the players with the most hands that match your player filter criteria.
Range Wizard will combine the matching players as if they were a single player and query the database for the tendencies you selected.
Range Wizard the hand range of various stats based on the hole cards that were shown down.
[Estimated hand ranges]
Range Wizard combines the stats you selected for all players and displays a report that makes it easy to study and compare player tendencies. Stats that show large differences are highlighted.
You can drill down to see how individual stats vary within filtered players.
Range Wizard provides several built in reports, stat groups, and view filters that make it easy to start analyzing and comparing different types of players.
To start Range Wizard, select Enable Range Wizard on the HM3 Apps menu.
[Enable Range Wizard]
This will display the Range Wizard home screen.
Open and Run a Report
The home screen displays links to popular reports. Click on “Hero Vs Winners” to run the report.
Range Wizard will begin searching the HM3 database for players that match the view filters, starting with the players with the most hands. It displays three tabs that are updated as each new matching player is found.
The Players tab shows players that match each view filter.
Click on the Hole Cards tab to see the Hole Cards view.
[Hole cards view]
The Hole Cards view displays estimated hand ranges for each view. It is important to note that hand ranges are based on hole cards that were shown down.
Select the Stats tab to view the Stats view.
The left side of the view lists all of the stat groups that are included in the report. The right side shows the stats in the selected stat group.
You can click on the plus icon at the left of each stat group to drill down and see more details.
The stat details gives you an idea of how much each stat varies among the players.
Click on the Hole Cards tab to display the Hole Cards view.
[Hole cards view]
The view headers show general information about each view, including
The name of the view
The stat filter
The currently selected stat and its value
The number of shown down hole cards
[Left view header]
[Right view header]
We will describe the “Show difference” check box in a later section.
Estimated Hand Ranges
The hands grid provides estimated hand ranges for the selected action.
[Estimated hand range]
By default, a weighted hand range is displayed. A 100% hand means that hand is always in the hand range. A 75% hand means the hand is played 75% of the time. Then hands grid can optionally show other values, which is described later.
Estimated hand ranges are based only on hands that reached show down, since for opponents that is all the information we have.
Filters determine what hand range is displayed.
[Hole card filters]
The action filter sets the stat used to estimate the hand range. The actions combo box lists popular or recent actions.
You can select from many stats by clicking on the select stats button.
The positions filter sets the preflop positions included in the hand range. By default, all positions are included.
Click on the actions filter, select the PFR stat, and click the Apply button. Range Wizard will recalculate the hand range based on PFR.
[Estimated hand ranges for PFR]
The “Show” combo box provides other display options.
Available options include
Weighted hand range – Each hand is weighted by the probability of it being played
Hand range – The hand range where each hand is either always or never played
Actual hand counts – The number of times each hand was shown
Unbiased hand counts – The number of times each hand was shown adjusted for the probability of each hand being dealt.
Adjusted hand counts – A smoothed version of the unbiased hand counts where each hand count is averaged with adjacent hands.
Since there are 12 combinations of each unsuited hand, 6 combinations of each pair, and 4 combinations of each suited hand, the actual hand counts are biased toward unsuited hands and pairs. The unbiased hand counts adjust for this and estimated hand ranges are based on unbiased hand counts.
Try playing with the show option. Here is an example of the unbiased hand count option.
[Unbiased hand counts]
Copy Hand Range to Clipboard
Between the view head and the hole cards grid is a text representation of the hand range in Flopzilla format.
[Hand range text]
Clicking the button to the right will copy the hand range text to the clipboard. The hand range can then be pasted into any program that accepts Flopzilla formatted hand ranges.
The “Show differences” check box provides a visual representation of the differences between the two views.
Click on the check box to view the differences.
[Hand range differences]
Green hands are player more often in this view than the other view. Red hands are played less often than the other view.
In this tutorial you will edit the “Hero Vs Winners” report so that it only includes big winners in the right view. The steps include
Edit an existing report
Change the name of the report
Change the right view filter
Save and run the report
Open a Report in the Report Editor
If you have already opened the “Hero vs Winners” report, click the “Edit Report” button to open the report editor.
If you have not already opened the “Hero vs Winners” report, click the “Open Report” button and open the report, then click the “Edit Report” button to open the report editor.
The report editor has four sections.
The report name
The left view filter defines which players and hands will be included in the left report views.
The right view filter defines which players and hands will be included in the right report views. The right view is optional.
The stat groups define which stats are included in the stat reports.
[Report editor sections]
Edit the Report Name
First, change the report name to “Hero Vs Big Winners”. This will make sure you don’t overwrite the existing report.
[Edit the report name]
Change the Right View Filter
To change the right view filter, click on the edit button next to the selected stat filter.
[Edit stat filter button]
The stat filter selector will be displayed.
[Stat filter selector]
The stat filter selector shows all available stat filters. If you hover the mouse cursor over a filter a tool tip will show the underlying filter value.
Create a new stat filter by clicking the New button.
[New stat filter button]
The stat filter editor will display. Type in a name for your new stat filter, something like “Big Winning Players”.
[Stat filter editor]
Click the “Add Stat Filter” button to add a new filter. The Stats Selector will pop up.
The stats selector lists all available stats on the right side. On the left is a list of filters that you can check to limit which stats are shown on the right. If you know the name of the stat you are looking for it may be faster to type part of the name in the search box. The stat we are looking for is a big bet stat so type “bb” in the search box.
[Stat selector filtered by “bb”]
Select the “BB/hr” stat and click OK. The stat will be added to the stat filter editor. Now type “10” in the Min box. This will cause Range Wizard to select only players with a BB/hr stat greater than or equal to 10.
[Stat filter editor with BB/hr]
Type “Big Winning Players” in the Name text box and click OK to save the stat filter. The “Big Winning Players” stat filter is added to the stat filter selector.
[Stat filter selector with “Big Winning Players”]
Select “Big Winning Players” and click OK. The “Big Winning Players” stat filter is now selected in the right view filter.
[Right view filter with “Big Winning Players”]
Click OK to save and run the report. The report will now only include players whose BB/hr stat is greater than or equal to 10.