Optimize your preflop strategy in 3 simple steps
Available on iOS smartphones
The PokerSnowie Preflop app is available on iOS smarphones and it provides advice on how to play hole cards in a variety of situations for 6-max and 10-max NL Hold'em tables. Follow the instructions below to get started and optimize your preflop strategy in 3 simple steps.
1. Pick a situation
Choose between 5 different frequently occurring preflop situations.
2. Configure it
Select the positions of both yourself and the other players at the table. Choose your settings:
3. View the advice
Get tailored advice on the best course of action for all hole card combinations.
To begin, choose between 5 different frequently occurring preflop situations. Then select the positions of both yourself and the other players at the table. A green button will then appear in the middle, when clicked the advice table will display the best action to take for all possible hole card combinations. You will have the option as well to choose between a 6-max and 10-max table, high-low stakes and 50-100-200 BB starting stack.
There has been no action in front of you and you're the first player to act. You get to decide on whether to call, raise or fold.
Choose your position (any position apart from the BB, as this is a forced bet).
Facing a raise
A player in front of you has raised 1/2 pot. What should you do?
Choose your position and select the position of the player raising in front of you.
Facing a 3bet after my raise
You acted first raising 1/2 pot and a player has decided to do a pot-sized re-raise (3bet) behind you. The stakes are rising, what should you do next?
Choose your position. Then choose the position of the player 3betting you.
Facing a 4bet after my 3bet
A player in front of you does an initial 1/2 pot raise. You do a pot-sized re-raise (3bet) after him and he reacts by re-raising (4betting) again pot size. Big action, time to seriously consider your hole cards!
Choose your position, then choose the position of the player 4betting you.
Squeeze from the blinds
You're sat in the SB or BB. A first player raises 1/2 pot, a second player calls. Should you squeeze by doing a pot-sized re-raise?
Choose your position (either SB or BB), then choose the position of the player doing the opening raise, finally select the position of the caller.
The Advice Table
Your advice comes in the form of a grid of 169 squares, each representing possible hole card combinations. Pocket pairs are represented by the diagonal line through the middle, with suited hands above the diagonal and non-suited (offsuit) hands below.
For example, the square indicated by the arrow represents K9 suited.
Each hole card combination square contains a number and a colour:
The number stands for the percentage of the time PokerSnowie advises raising instead of following the indicated action.
EDIT YOUR SETTINGS
As a new feature introduced with the version 2.0, you now have the ability to edit 3 new settings:
choose between 6-max and 10-max table
choose which starting stack you wish to assign to all players among 3 options: 50, 100 and 200 Big Blind
get the PokerSnowie advice optimized for low or high stakes