#### Texas hold ’em hand groups

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David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth [1] assigned each hand to a group, and proposed all hands in the group could normally be played similarly. Stronger starting hands are identified by a lower number. Hands without a number are the weakest … Read More

#### Texas hold ’em hands

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In the poker game Texas hold ’em, a player’s hand consists of two hole cards, which belong solely to the player and remain hidden from the other players. Five community cards are also dealt into play. Betting begins before any … Read More

#### Starting hands against multiple opponents in Texas Hold ’em

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When facing two opponents, for any given starting hand the number of possible combinations of hands the opponents can have is (50/2)(48/2) = 1,381800 hands. For calculating probabilities we can ignore the distinction between the two opponents holding A♠ J♥ … Read More

#### Texas hold ’em – Starting hands heads up

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For any given starting hand, there are 50 × 49 ÷ 2 = 1,225 hands that an opponent can have before the flop. (After the flop, the number of possible hands an opponent can have is reduced by the three … Read More

#### Probability for starting hands in Texas Hold ’em

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The probability of being dealt various starting hands can be explicitly calculated. In Texas Hold ’em, a player is dealt two down (or hole) cards. The first card can be any one of 52 playing cards in the deck and … Read More

#### Dominating hand

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In poker, a dominating hand is one with an overwhelming statistical advantage over another specific hand. For example, in Seven-card stud, while a Starting hand of K♠ K♥ Q♦ has the lead over A♦ K♦ 10♥, the latter has many … Read More

#### Dominating hand

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In poker, a dominating hand is one with an overwhelming statistical advantage over another specific hand. For example, in Seven-card stud, while a Starting hand of K♠ K♥ Q♦ has the lead over A♦ K♦ 10♥, the latter has many … Read More