clarkacal
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March 24th, 2013 at 3:49:32 PM permalink
Anyone know how to calculate this?

It's easy with 2 hands all in. However when there is an A,B, and C hold em hand preflop how do you calculate a specific finishing order, such as A in 1st, B 2nd, and C 3rd?

Maybe there is an online calculator that does it but I couldn't find it. Thanks
MangoJ
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March 24th, 2013 at 4:31:24 PM permalink
Quote: clarkacal

Anyone know how to calculate this?

It's easy with 2 hands all in. However when there is an A,B, and C hold em hand preflop how do you calculate a specific finishing order, such as A in 1st, B 2nd, and C 3rd?

Maybe there is an online calculator that does it but I couldn't find it. Thanks

Cycle through all 5 board cards, that is 46!/(41!*5!) = 1.4 million showdowns. Sum up all results in the 10 possible categories, and you are done.
sodawater
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March 24th, 2013 at 4:33:19 PM permalink
http://twodimes.net/poker/ lets you enter as many starting hands as you want -- however it only tells you the overall winner.
clarkacal
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March 24th, 2013 at 4:43:31 PM permalink
Yes that's the problem, I need calculate 1st 2nd and 3rd exactly
clarkacal
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March 24th, 2013 at 6:36:06 PM permalink
Where can I do this?
paisiello
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March 24th, 2013 at 6:42:12 PM permalink
Quote: clarkacal

Where can I do this?

Poker Odds Calculator

If PA1, PB1, and PC1 are the respective probabilities of each player finishing 1st, then the probability of player A finishing 2nd and 3rd are (ignoring ties):

PA2 = PB1*PA1/(PA1+PC1) + PC1*PA1/(PA1+PB1)

PA3 = 1 - PA1 - PA2

Put this in a spread sheet I suppose if you want a program to do it for you.
tringlomane
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March 24th, 2013 at 7:11:38 PM permalink
Quote: paisiello

Poker Odds Calculator

This isn't what OP asked I think. He wants specific breakdowns of how often each hand will finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. Unfortunately, I am unaware of a program that does this calculation for you.
clarkacal
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March 24th, 2013 at 7:20:30 PM permalink
I'm not real familiar with horse racing but what I'm asking is the probability of a hold em trifecta. 88 coming in 3rd, AK 2nd, and A10 in 1st
Ibeatyouraces
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