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August 5th, 2021 at 6:08:41 PM permalink
I was asked to look at this thread. Let me just say that the video poker strategy maker is not 100.000% perfect. I feel strongly in saying it is the best one out there and any cost due it it's errors are very small, probably under 0.01% in EV.

Plus, the person who made it, JB, has moved onto other projects and interests so I'm afraid it is what it is.

Anyone is welcome to send a PM to JB, but I doubt he will read it. I haven't seen him post here in years.
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August 5th, 2021 at 7:05:55 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I was asked to look at this thread. Let me just say that the video poker strategy maker is not 100.000% perfect. I feel strongly in saying it is the best one out there and any cost due it it's errors are very small, probably under 0.01% in EV.

Plus, the person who made it, JB, has moved onto other projects and interests so I'm afraid it is what it is.

Anyone is welcome to send a PM to JB, but I doubt he will read it. I haven't seen him post here in years.


Thanks you very much for your answer.

Would it be possible for you to share a little more about the algorithm used to determine the order of the various hands in the generated strategies? I mean beyond what you have posted at "My Methodology for Video Poker Analysis" and the "Video Poker Strategy Calculator FAQ". My guess is that a greedy algorithm is used and when cycles exist in the order of the hands, things can go wrong. My preliminary analysis tells me it's actually an NP-hard problem, but I'm not sure.

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