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Confused about a tutorial question - Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:09 PM
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Hey guys,

I'm working my way through the PSO courses, doing great so far i think. But I have came across a question that's got me confused.

It's on Betting> Rule of Two and Four, question 4 of 4:

"You hold AS KS, you oponent holds 2D 2C, The flop is 10D 10H 3C. According tot he rule of two and four your winning chances are: 24% 28% 18%

When i calculat it im coming up with 32%.. 3x possible K's and 3x A's plus 10's can be drawn = 8x4= 32%

What am i doing wrong? It's probably really stupid and obvious lol.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:43 PM
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Realy bad question in that tutorial..... A single 10 doesn't get you there. They would both have to hit running as a single ten gives him a boat, but dont forget the three 3s that counterfiets his 2s as well,giving you a better kicker, so its actually a bit better than 36%, so they need to revamp that question. (soon I hope) lol


May the tinfoil protect you. MT

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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Clancy2k View Post
Hey guys,

I'm working my way through the PSO courses, doing great so far i think. But I have came across a question that's got me confused.....
It's on Betting> Rule of Two and Four, question 4 of 4:
"You hold AS KS, you oponent holds 2D 2C, The flop is 10D 10H 3C. According tot he rule of two and four your winning chances are: 24% 28% 18%.....
When i calculat it im coming up with 32%.. 3x possible K's and 3x A's plus 10's can be drawn = 8x4= 32%....
What am i doing wrong? It's probably really stupid and obvious lol.
Hi Clancy,

The first thing to remember with these courses is that they are designed with the absolute beginner in mind. In saying that they require a but of thinking to work them out.

In this scenario I would discount a 10 as an out, as this would give your opponent a full house (tens over twos).

Therefore, and remembering that this is a beginners course, we are only counting the 3xAces and the 3xKings as outs, so 24% would be the correct answer here.

Now let me complicate it a bit. I just discussed this question with one of our trainers and he quite rightly stated that any 3 could be counted as an out in the given scenario as you both then have two pair with you having the best kicker card.

I'll bring this to the attention of the person who sets the questions. For a beginner the question serves a purpose but to the more advanced player it's questionable.

Raiser


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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:26 PM
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Thanks for the reply guys.

Seems to make more sence now. Seems i was putting a bit more depth of thought into it than was needed hehe.

Let's just hope this attitude will bring me good fortune on the tables!
 
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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:30 AM
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Thanks for the reply guys.
Seems to make more sence now. Seems i was putting a bit more depth of thought into it than was needed hehe.
Let's just hope this attitude will bring me good fortune on the tables!
Hi Clancy,

And thanks to you also for pointing this out. As a result of your post this question has been edited to include the 3 x 3's as counted outs. So 9 outs in total


Keep up good work with studying the quizzes and taking the courses. If there's anything else we can help you with be sure and let us know.

Cheers,
Raiser


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its 36 - Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:19 PM
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3 aces 3 kings and 3 fours = 36%
 
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lol - Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:23 PM
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sorry 3 3s
 

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