Monday, July 13, 2009

Poker math - by the books

The player to your left who has played 51% of hands in the tourney will have AK when you shove your short stack in with AQ roughly 98% of the time.

And then, a new way to lose that I haven't experienced yet this month- the donkey call. My cards suck all game, my stats are 10/6 - some player at 21/20 raises and then calls my all-in with KJo. I had AQ and did not win.

Sorry, I know nobody cares.


bastinptc said...

We care, but there's a line out the door. ;-)

Forrest Gump said...

It is, after all - tournament poker. For lower variance, there's grinding the cash game tables and playing 5% of hands.

...and even then it's still a rough ride!