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La Brujita
09-21-2003, 10:04 AM
I am trying to understand how twodimes.net calculates its heads up hold'em percentages. It lists 1,712,304 enumerations for a hold'em heads up pre flop calculation.

I figure the number of all enumerations for heads up is 48*47*46*45*44 which is much larger than 1,712,304.

Is there some way the computer cuts it down. One thought I have is when flushes are not relevant cards of same rank but different suit are treated equally. If the math is complicated please just confirm my hunch is correct.

Thanks.

doormat
09-21-2003, 11:07 AM
If the order in which the cards come up on the board is unimportant, you divide your calculation by 1*2*3*4*5 and arrive at their number.

doormat

La Brujita
09-21-2003, 11:20 AM
Doormat,

Thanks for the post. In retrospect the answer was so simple I am embarrased I asked the question. Off topic-does anyone else notice how much worse the math skills have gotten the farther away from high school/college one gets.