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Old 01-03-2005, 08:42 PM
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Default How to Calculate Heads Up

How do you properly calc heads up play in terms of favorites to win ? For example 7-7 vs KJ Pre Flop. If this is elsewhere just point me in the direction.
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:05 PM
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How do you properly calc heads up play in terms of favorites to win ? For example 7-7 vs KJ Pre Flop. If this is elsewhere just point me in the direction.

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Proper heads up play is a difficult question, and there is no easy right answer in general.

Calculating what is called all-in equity -- which is also the perecentage of times each hand wins when it goes to a showdown -- is done by enumerating over all possible board cards.

This is a gargantuan task to do by hand, but thankfully there is a free program that does it for you:

www.pokerstove.com

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Old 01-04-2005, 04:17 AM
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...or, if you're near a computer that isn't your own, and on which you can't install anything:

http://www.twodimes.net/poker

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Old 01-04-2005, 09:43 AM
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Great - Thanks to both of you for the reference !
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:47 PM
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The Poker Stove tool is very helpful and easy to use. There are several hands that are far worse than I would have thought.
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