How To Use Equilab (Free Poker Equity Calculator) | Poker Quick Plays
Our software tool gives you the ability to analyse the equity against a specific hand or against a range of hands. On top of that, you can also check your equity in any given scenario, thanks to the various filters you can use.
What is equity? Basically, equity means your chance of winning a pot in a given situation.
The PokerStrategy.com Equilab can analyse the range of hands an opponent will likely hold in a given situation, then provide you with equity figures so you can deduce the profitability of any given situation.
Getting started with the Equilab
The main window enables you to calculate your equity based on various filters. In order to calculate equity, you must enter the hands or hand ranges of at least two players.
Once you have set the filters you want, just click “Evaluate” and the equity percentages will be displayed next to each player’s hand. Want to share the results? Simply click on “Copy as text” or “Copy as BB code” and then paste them wherever you want to.
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Calculate a potential outcome with the Scenario Analyser
Click on “Scenario Analyser” from the Equilab menu and you are ready to go. Next, you can select your hand, your opponent’s hand or range and the flop cards. Additionally, you can choose to take into consideration only cards of a particular suit by clicking on their names at the top right side of the graph.
Once you have entered this information, you simply have to click on “Analyse turn cards” and you will be displayed the equity for each of the cards that can come on the turn. If you want to analyse your river equity, simply add a turn card and then click on “Analyse river cards”.
Each remaining card in the deck, along with its equity percentage, will be displayed on the right side of the Scenario Analyser.
Start practising with the Equity Trainer
The third tool from the PokerStrategy.com Equilab allows you to train yourself and test your equity knowledge. Click on the “Equity Trainer” in the Equilab main menu and you will be able to take one of the predefined quizzes or define the ranges yourself.
Once you’re ready to go, click “Start training” and your test will begin. Each time there is a question, you will be asked to enter the estimated equity based on your hands, your opponent’s range and the cards on the flop.
As soon as you’ve entered the equity, you can compare it with the result by clicking on the “Answer” button below your entry.
Whenever you want to stop, you can click on “Final results” at the bottom and you will have an overview of how you performed, along with quiz statistics such as the biggest or smallest differences in terms of equity percentage.