tomchina123
Joined: Aug 26, 2015
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December 11th, 2018 at 8:22:42 AM permalink
Wizard is always serious and right in maths.
the proof is in poker possiblity, one link, maybe not a lot are visiting it.

https://wizardofodds.com/games/texas-hold-em/calculator/
player1 spade A, spade k player2 spade 2, heart 2
Win: 49.37% Win: 49.96%
Tie: 0.67% Tie: 0.67%

but in this link:
https://www.888poker.com/poker/poker-odds-calculator 888poker is famous.
player1 spade A, spade k player2 spade 2, heart 2
Win: 49.1% Win: 50.2%
Tie: 0.7% Tie: 0.7%

https://www.cardschat.com/poker-odds-calculator.php an ok famous poker forum
player1 spade A, spade k player2 spade 2, heart 2
Win: 49.71% Win: 49.6%
Tie: 0.68% Tie: 0.68%

what i cacluated:
player1 spade A, spade k player2 spade 2, heart 2
Win: 49.3677% Win: 49.9635%
Tie: 0.6689%
(I Showed more digits to show i am not just copying Wizard's numbers).

there are many other hands with the same small mistakes in 888poker and cardschat. but Wizard is always right, and mine is the same with it.

the purpose of writing this thread is
1) to praise wizard, datas are always trustable even poker is not main theme in the website.
2) i trust myself more. and numbers in my other threads is hoped to be viewed with more trust.
Wizard
Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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December 11th, 2018 at 10:10:21 AM permalink
Thanks Tom! Actually, JB created that calculator, but the math behind it is pretty simple, just cycle through all the ways the community cards can be chosen and keep a tally of who wins with each one.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Gialmere
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December 11th, 2018 at 10:36:03 AM permalink
My favorite Wizard calculation (so far) comes from his analysis of the table game "Deuces Wild"...
Quote:

Note: Making the Raise bet on a low pair is exactly a break-even situation. The player can expect to lose two units on average whether raising or folding. Personally, I suggest raising in such situations, because the player has already established that he is a risk taker by gambling in the first place.

--The Wizard of Odds

Heh heh. You just can't argue with that logic.
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
Wizard
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December 11th, 2018 at 11:32:55 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

Heh heh. You just can't argue with that logic.

Darn tootin'
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
tomchina123
Joined: Aug 26, 2015
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December 11th, 2018 at 9:33:23 PM permalink
then gambling is simple, just bet and hope to win. haha.

the maths and logic is easy. it should be simpler than blackjack. the hard part is the flush. a lot of possible ways to complete it. i used a month to deal with it after i learned how to do CA of blackjack.
jitu89
Joined: Jan 4, 2019
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January 6th, 2019 at 12:05:11 AM permalink
Quote: tomchina123

then gambling is simple, just bet and hope to win. haha.

the maths and logic is easy. it should be simpler than blackjack. the hard part is the flush. a lot of possible ways to complete it. i used a month to deal with it after i learned how to do CA of blackjack.

I completely agree with you Tom. The Math behind it is not hard to understand but simple logic. I am also a player of blackjack and it can be hard. I have also have a blog on Poker(casino), i want you to check it once [Attempted Spam link redacted by Mod]
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