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9 table preflop odds - Mon Jun 03, 2013, 05:41 PM
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I've been trying to understand how to use the pokerstove calculator and was wondering if I'm understanding the odds properly.

For example:

I highlight the following hand range: AJ+, TT+ and get a number of 6%. Does this mean that in a 9 table game I will be dealt a hand in this range 6% of the time or once every 17 hands?
 
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Mon Jun 03, 2013, 06:59 PM
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It's not table size dependent, but in the long term that is the expectation.

In the short term, less than 10k hands, anything can happen though.
 
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Tue Jun 04, 2013, 12:31 AM
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As TJ says, it's not dependent on the table you're on.

TT+ AJ+ make up 78 of the 1326 possible starting hand combinations, so it means that the probability of the next hand you are dealt being in that range is 5.88%.
In the long run, you'll be dealt one of these hands about 6% of the time, or about once every two orbits in a 9-handed game.

FWIW, In many situations, I'd rather be dealt a hand that's not in that range. Facing a raise by an UTG player in a cash game, I would much rather have pocket sixes than AJo, for example.


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