Poker’s #1 Skill: Hand Reading

How to Become a Poker Hand Reader to Improve Your Decisions and Profits

Hand reading is the most important skill you must work to develop. It’s how you’re going to “soul read” your opponents and earn more than your “fair share” of pots and profits.

Not only does hand reading translate to improved in-game decisions and maximum exploitation, your study time will become more efficient for it.

Hand reading is the skill of deducing what range of hands your opponent can hold at any given time. This read on their range will help you make profit earning (and saving) decisions.

The Cheat Sheets you can download below will help you assign preflop ranges to your opponents so you can more accurately narrow their ranges through the streets. They will also give you access to a special video that will detail how to use them in-game.

It’s going to take some work, but I hope you enjoy the process of turning yourself into a poker hand reader. Ganbatte!

This collection of hand reading-centric podcast episodes is devoted to turning you into a poker hand reader as quickly and efficiently as possible. Get ready to learn and earn with poker’s #1 skill!

Hand Reading-centric Podcast Collection

Top 5 Tips for Better Hand Reading without Using Solvers

Top 5 Tips for Better Hand Reading without Using Solvers

The ability to figure out what poker hands your opponent could be holding, also known as hand readin[...]
Q&A: Robotic Play, Profitable Poker, In-game Hand Reading and Anonymous Players | Podcast #292

Q&A: Robotic Play, Profitable Poker, In-game Hand Reading and Anonymous Players | Podcast #292

I'm sharing answers to your 🔥 burning 🔥 poker questions that will get you taking action with purpose[...]
Finding Leaky Hands to Study with PokerTracker 4

Finding Leaky Hands to Study with PokerTracker 4

I get lots of emails from listeners and Poker Forge members about plugging their leaky spots. These [...]
How to do Poker Hand Reading

How to do Poker Hand Reading

Hand reading is the #1 skill in poker, and it's well worth the time it takes to perfect your use[...]
Q&A: Post-flop Hand Reading, Facing Cbets & Desperation Tilt | #221

Q&A: Post-flop Hand Reading, Facing Cbets & Desperation Tilt | #221

In this episode, I answer your questions with actions you MUST take right now to improve you post-fl[...]
Q&A: Poker Math and Hand Reading | Podcast #202

Q&A: Poker Math and Hand Reading | Podcast #202

I answer 3 questions about poker math, hand reading and another about putting them both together. [...]
The Benefits of Flopzilla When Hand Reading | MED #9 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #151

The Benefits of Flopzilla When Hand Reading | MED #9 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #151

Today, I discuss why you MUST utilize Flopzilla in every hand reading practice session. In ep[...]
Q&A: Hand Reading, Bankroll Management and Tilt | Episode 126

Q&A: Hand Reading, Bankroll Management and Tilt | Episode 126

I discuss my 28 Days of Poker Study commitment and answer two of your study related questions about [...]
Hand Reading Step by Step | Poker Podcast #117

Hand Reading Step by Step | Poker Podcast #117

I give you my 4 step process to effective hand reading.  This is one of the most important concepts [...]
3bet Calling Ranges, Poker Podcasts, Hand Reading and ‘The Course’ | Q&A | Podcast #98

3bet Calling Ranges, Poker Podcasts, Hand Reading and ‘The Course’ | Q&A | Podcast #98

I answer 4 listener Q’s about how to create 3bet calling ranges, my favorite poker podcasts, improvi[...]
Asking the Right Questions | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 8 | Podcast #82

Asking the Right Questions | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 8 | Podcast #82

I discuss the importance of asking great questions when studying and when playing poker.  Voltaire s[...]
Counting Poker Hand Combos | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 7 | Podcast #080

Counting Poker Hand Combos | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 7 | Podcast #080

I show you how to count poker hand combos to aid your mathematical understanding of the game and the[...]
3bet Continuance Ranges | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 6 | Podcast #77

3bet Continuance Ranges | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 6 | Podcast #77

I show you how to figure out your opponent’s 3bet continuance ranges; the hands they call your 3bets[...]
Hand Reading and Limit Holdem | Q&A | #76

Hand Reading and Limit Holdem | Q&A | #76

I answer 2 listener Q’s about how to start the hand reading journey and where to go for some limit h[...]
Poker Growth Mindset | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 5 | Podcast #74

Poker Growth Mindset | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 5 | Podcast #74

Today I discuss having a growth mindset within poker and when practicing hand reading. In[...]
Pre-flop Calling Ranges | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 4 | Podcast #72

Pre-flop Calling Ranges | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 4 | Podcast #72

Today I teach you why exploring your pre-flop calling ranges will improve your frequencies and give [...]
Flopzilla | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 3 | Podcast #68

Flopzilla | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 3 | Podcast #68

Today I teach you about the most valuable hand analysis tool available, Flopzilla, and how it’s revo[...]
Percentage Form | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 2 | Podcast #66

Percentage Form | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 2 | Podcast #66

I teach you hand reading using my H.A.N.D. acronym, and how understanding percentage form can lead t[...]
Learning From Showdowns | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 1 | Podcast #64

Learning From Showdowns | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 1 | Podcast #64

I teach you why paying attention to showdowns is absolutely vital in gaining reads on your opponents[...]