When you’re sitting at the table, it can be easy to drift from your standard preflop ranges out of inattention, boredom, or inaccuracy. And if you’re new to the concept of open ranges, it can be hard to keep track of all the combos and parts of ranges spread in percentage form across a range matrix. Yeah, you’re not alone if that made your head spin.

Luckily, Doug Hull made these smartphone-friendly preflop range charts for ease of reference at the table. Adapted Ed Miller’s sound open range strategies outlined in The Course, you can rest assured these ranges will not lead you astray.

Still getting a feel for how to use open ranges in your preflop strategy? Watch this video by Doug Hull in which he analyzes an opponent’s open range to determine whether a Red Chipper’s call of villain’s 3-bet was the right move:


Download Our Smartphone-Friendly Open Range Charts

Key: RED 3-bet; YELLOW call; GREEN; raise left chart is tight, right chart is loose


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  • Eric

    Uh, what happened?

    You didn’t finish out the hand!

    • Zac

      Thats true! Sometimes our coaches don’t make it all the way through the hand if they have already done the analysis they wanted on previous streets. Sorry if it was frustrating not to see how it played out, I suppose it’s an exercise in not being results oriented! 🙂

  • QTxYankee

    So HOW do I download them to my smart phone?

  • Tm

    How do you download them!!!!!

    • Zac

      Generally you can right-click or tap/hold to download an image to your device, however this process may be different depending on the device.

  • Samuel Brown

    What does the different colors mean in the chart

    • Zac

      We just added a key, hope that clears things up!

  • Alex D.

    What do the different Colors represent ?

    • Zac

      We just added a key, hope that clears things up!

  • Willie

    I’m interested in knowing how to download to smart phone too?

    • Zac

      Usually you can right click or tap on the image and select the option to save. This will work in most browsers, however your download process may differ based on your device.

  • MazZ

    What do the different colors mean?

    • Zac

      Red = 3-bet; yellow = call; green = raise. We just added a key above the charts. Thanks for pointing that out!

  • Tmn

    They arent mobile download friendly at all sadly. Not even portrait .

  • Sean Connor

    Could these apply to both cash games and tournaments?

    • James Sweeney

      In early stages with deeper effective stacks, yes. As stack sizes drop in a tournament, no.

  • Dimitris Gkikas

    Who is loose?hero or villain who open limped?Also after downloading the images with my mobile phone,they were low detail and i had to pinch zoom,next time guys please add more info,and more attention to details.I expect nothing less from a serious poker site such as red chip poker.If an article is not ready dont post it next time.

    • Tony

      Lol loose mean playing lose. Also I am pretty sure limped mean facing limp.

    • James Sweeney

      The article was finished. Images required pinch-to-zoom when they are large – that’s simply a limitation of mobile devices.

  • Marco

    Is it for 6-max?

    • James Sweeney

      They can work for 6max as well, yes (especially the right column)

  • vito dumas

    These charts are easy to understand, download fine, and work on a phone. Cut out the whining, people.

  • Chet

    According to the key, red is a 3-bet, yellow is a call, but green is undefined. I’m sure white is a fold, but there’s too much green for green to be 3bet-as-a-bluff. Is green supposed to be raise-or-call? If not, what is it supposed to be?

    • James Sweeney

      Green = raise. So open-raises, isolations, etc.

  • Jónas Stefánsson

    Are there any MTT charts lying around for various stages of the tournament here on RCP? I’m working on constructing ranges for each position for early, mid and late stages, for myself but am having quite a rough time finding relevant information on ideal ranges and reasons behind them. Young did a decent video on the mid stages which can be altered by preference but not finding much more than that, maybe I need to dig deeper?

    • Jónas Stefánsson

      Young’s “Establishing an MTT 3-bet range video” for the mid and close to the late stages does add some coverage on top of his previous video but again, quite limited to exactly the middle stages, and doesn’t differentiate between positions.