In this article I want to discuss two different approaches to thinking about a hand, depending mostly on the type of player that you are up against. The first approach is for dealing with bad opponents that are unlikely to notice any leaks you expose. The second approach is for dealing with tougher opponents against whom you need to approximate a balanced inexploitable strategy.
In this article: What is hand analysis and why should you practice it. What hands to analyze. Thinking in ranges. Preflop Ranging Analyzing you hand in a Vacuum. Analyzing your range for balance.