Red Chip Poker’s coaches have assembled a suite of tools to use in your off-table study sessions. Familiarize yourself with each of these tools to develop the skills, understanding and intuition necessary to make optimal decisions at the table.


EV Poker Calculator

EV, short for expected value, is arguably the most important mathematical concept in poker, and the primary focus of anyone who is profitable in the game over the long term. Our goal is to make as many +EV decisions as possible, and the more +EV the better. Use our EV calculator to solve the EV of calls, shoves, and more.

The goal of this spreadsheet is to simplify the EV calculation in preflop all-in situations, and situations where a 3-bet or 4-bet would be committing. By simply inputting a few variables (some constants like pot sizes and some variables like equity estimates), you are given the expected value of your play. What used to take a ton of time by hand, can now be done in seconds with just a few inputs!

FE calculation software

If you shove, how often does Villain need to fold? Find out! (Includes free instructional video.)

Doug Hull’s All Flop Textures spreadsheet analyzes our opponents’ limp call ranges hit all flops. It shows the % that the villains hits the flop with middle pair or better and draws. Using this spreadsheet, you can easily see at a glance which flops are best to bluff, the logic being that you should bluff more often on flops that the Villain’s limp/call range doesn’t hit very well.

Poker players want to know how long it will take them, on average, to achieve their poker goals. We built a simple calculator to help you determine how much time and energy you will need to put into playing a profitable game to reach that $5K milestone.

The squeezing spreadsheet offers most of the mathematical calculations that are necessary when bluff-squeezing.

The spreadsheet simplifies a number of calculations for you, including the breakeven % given your squeeze size, the breakeven % given similar squeeze sizes, a simple original vs continuance range fold percentage, and the expected fold % when there are numerous villain’s involved. Before you explore your next squeeze hand away from the table, download this simple tool and use it to save a massive chunk of time.


Much of the serious poker player’s study happens off-table in software. Equity and range visualizers, GTO solvers, HUDs, AI, the poker landscape is full of software options. We created a list of the most important, most reputable and most useful software packages to take your game to the next level.

Behind every winning poker player is a group of peers striving to master the many nuances of strategy, mental game, and the poker lifestyle. Our forum are a great place to meet poker buddies, connect for poker trips, and get hands analyzed by coaches, pros and the community at large.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and get great free poker strategy videos, such as coaches analyzing hands from the forum, the Strategy in Action $1/$2 vlog, poker strategy software tutorials, interviews, and more.


Aggression Quiz
Think you’re an aggressive poker player? Prove it…

Combos & Blockers Quiz
How well can you count combos and factor blockers into your decisions? Let’s see…

Frequency Quiz
Exploitable patterns emerge from action frequencies. Can you pick them up?

Preflop Quiz
Preflop decisions set the stage for the whole hand. How do your preflop skills stack up?

WSOP Main Event Spot
This hand set up an $8.1M win in the 2017 WSOP Main Event. What would you do?


Understanding which hands to open, raise and 3-bet in each position is a skill that is fundamental to all of poker. All play follows from preflop action.

While you should always be adaptable, it is generally accepted that starting with preconceived ranges for opening, calling and 3-betting in each position is the first step to playing optimally preflop.

Coach Doug Hull put these charts together based on Ed Miller’s ranges outlined in Poker’s 1%. They include charts to compare tight versus loose ranges, broken down by table position. He even includes images you can download to your phone to reference at the table.

Study these charts, compare them to your own open ranges, and consider how your opponents might construct their ranges along similar lines.

Mental game is too often overlooked. The best strategies and tactics in the world won’t work if your mental game is lacking. Every poker player must overcome psychological obstacles to become a long-term winner. Our resident poker psychologist Dr. Tricia Cardner summarizes the ten biggest mental leaks poker players have, and gives some advice for plugging them.

Math is fundamental to the game of poker, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. Coach Doug Hull, our resident poker math expert, put together a great Mental Math Shortcuts for Poker infographic to help you make critical calculations on the felt.


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