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Sometimes a great player just can't win because they were card dead. Other times a random newbie can win big because they got hit by the deck. (We won't mention any names here, despite the temptation.)

Did you flop lots of pairs heads-up? Did a villain river some full houses on you at a full table? The analysis pane's hands chart gives you the lowdown on who made big hands or not, and in what situations. And if a player is running good or bad, you can see how long their good or bad run lasted. All in real time, of course.


 

Hands on Streets
Clicking the any street button shows you all the hands a player made at any time in the interval you've chosen. Clicking on the other buttons has a slightly different meaning in the hands chart than it does in the other analysis charts.


For instance, let's say you make a straight on the turn. You'll see that when you click on the turn button. If you didn't improve to a better hand type, that same straight will also be counted on the river when you click the river button. (Along with all the straights you hit on the river.) Every made hand appears on the first street it was made on as well as all subsequent streets if it didn't improve to a better hand type.

But what if your turned straight became a flush on the river? Then you no longer really had a straight on the river. That hand is counted as a straight on the turn and as a flush on the river.

The same black win/loss ratio indicator line shows up in each hand bar, just like in the bets chart and other analysis charts. If you won every time you made a particular hand type, a "+" appears. If you lost every time you made a particular hand type, a "-" appears. Otherwise, a black line with a "+" above it and a "-" below it appears to show you the win/loss split.
 
Opponent Count
You can quickly find out how often you made different hand types at a full table, short handed, or heads-up, or against any number of players. Click the full, short, any, or heads-up buttons.

 
Position
Clicking the position buttons shows you what position the selected player made her hands in. Big hands in late position are what you really want, but sometimes position doesn't matter.


 
Intervals
Here's where you will really find out if you're running salty or not (no matter what you tell your friends.) Yes, you can select other players in the player popup menu, but you'll only be able to analyze the hands they showed. FlopZoom knows every single hand you made. There's nowhere to hide.

Click on one of the interval buttons to select your range. Then click on the previous / next arrow buttons to compare the number and strength of hands you made at different times in your career.

 

Click for Detail
Click on any of the hand bars to see how many times the selected player won with that hand. The number of sessions in the interval range is also shown.
 

Example: One Pair
Let's see what happens in a month's worth of hands. In this example only three sessions were played in a month. The total hands made are shown in the graph at the top of the page. We'll see what happened on each street, starting with preflop. We click the preflop button and then click the one pair bar:

FZHeroPlayer1 played 74 pocket pairs, and he won about 2/3 of those hands. Nice work. Next, we click the flop button and the one pair bar:

The number of one pair hands goes up, but his win ratio goes down. He won about half the time he either started with a pocket pair or flopped a pair. You can see that the "no pair" hand count has decreased dramatically from more than 1100 preflop down to 90 on the flop. That's because our man either folded his no-pair hands before the flop or hit one of his hole cards on the flop. If he improved his unpaired hand to one pair, so it isn't counted as an unpaired hand. It was counted as one pair (or possibly as the set or trips that he made.)

Now let's go to the turn. We click the turn button and he one pair bar again:

You can see that the number of no pair hands is dropping fast, as our player starts to fold marginal one-pair hands or makes some stronger hands. His overall win ratio with just one pair is still about 50/50. We just hope he didn't lose too many chips with just one pair.

Finally, we click the river button and the one pair bar:

The no pair and one pair counts are down again, as you'd expect. And he rivered some big hands: three straights, a flush, and a full house. Here you can see that the number of sets or trips decreased by 1, indicating that he laid down three of a kind.  

More Detail
Here are a few more bits of info. Hands only count if the player took them to the flop or beyond. We don't chart the paired or unpaired hole cards if they were folded preflop. Also, it's important to remember that we count hands only until they improve. For example, if you flop a straight but it improves to a a flush on the river, the straight is only counted on the flop and turn. On the river it's counted as a flush.
 

Instant Playback
If you are looking at a single session, you can click any hand type bar to play back all the relevant hands. If you click back to the playback pane you'll see just the hands in which the selected player made that type of hand loaded into the hands list.
 

Summary
Card dead? That may not be the whole story if you're not winning. Conversely, making big hands doesn't mean that you're always going to win a tournament. You can still win hands with nothing. And you can still go broke after flopping the nuts. The hands chart shows whether you're winning with nothing and/or losing with monsters. And you can see if you made any huge laydowns.

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