First of all, let me say that I LOVE the Ultimate Texas Holdem (UTH) calculator, written by J.B., on the WOO site HERE
. I think I know what J.B. had to do to write this calculator and to do the calculations that are posted on the WOO UTH page -and I am in awe of how much work he did and how useful this material is. I am using this calculator everyday in my "research." Even though I am about to post some problems with the UTH calculator, I am pleading that you keep the current calculator on line until a revised version is available - I really am using it!
Okay, I have been using this calculator for only a few days but I have discovered what I believe are three completely different problems with the calculator. 1. Different results for same hand
2. Problems with combination math in evaluating options
3. House Edge calculation problem
I am posting the first issue (with screen captures) immediately and will then wait to make sure that either J.B or the Wizard is paying attention before I do all the work to post the next two issues.Problem 1: Different results for the identical case
I have been using the calculator to study the 'Raise 2x or Fold' decision when the player's hand is J-x (off); x= 2-9 and the flop comes AKQ rainbow. It's interesting because its a case where you sometimes should raise 2X with a gut-shot straight draw. And this is what I am getting.
Player has Js5h and the flop comes AcKdQh.
That screenshot says Raise = -2.205525 and Check = -1.795540. I think that is a wrong result. The next screenshot shows the identical hand with Raise = -0.194818 and Check = -0.181275.
Now here are 3 screenshots with this hand: Player: Js4h Flop: AcKdQh. These 3 screenshots have these different Summary results for the same hand:
- Raise = - 1.838365 Check = - 1.403751
- Raise = +1.299305 Check = +0.878537
- Raise = - 0.564032 Check = - 0.543535
I suspect that the different answers are a function of the sequence used to identify the cards in the hand.
Last edited by: gordonm888 on May 7, 2017