Tuesday, February 19, 2008

On ocassion I play with ideas; rarer yet, an idea related to poker; and even more rare than all of that, an idea with numbers related to poker.

Guess what! I got tired of Full Tilts behaviour yesterday. So I trotted off to the never-never land of my mind and cranked up the computer, fed it some information, punched Run and went to lunch.

I told the program I was using that I wanted ten (10) players, the game was Omaha H/L, the hand examined would be AA2K (which was immatrerial really) and that I wanted the hand examined 999,999 times. (A million being beyond the kin of the program)

On returning from lunch, the program told me:

Winning Low Hands:

Nut Low 20.9% 209463 times

quartered: 5.6% 56444 times

26.5 %

2nd Nut Low 8.5 % 85123 times

quartered: 1.9% 16813 times


3rd Nut Low 4.1% 40880 times

quartered: 0.4% 4228 times


Other Lows 9.0% 90233 times

quartered: 0.9% 9032 times



No Low: 48.8% 487433 times

In case you are wondering, the number of Hi and Low cards on the board on the flop are not listed herein because I was interested in starting hands. To represent much beyond this is to speculate on generalized judgments of the type of player in the game and speculative numbers of these represented player in the hand at each of the stages, ie: Flop, Turn and River.

I used Average Players, nine of them; with one Loosey Goosey. The need-to-know came from the hands I was seeing on Full Tilt Poker ring, cash games, not the tournaments.

Concerning the High Winning Hands (which, admittedly, I was less concerned with):

AA won 36%

AKo won 24.6%

AKs won 26.6%

KK won 17.2%

A2o won 33%

A2s won 31.7%


22 pair won 7.3%

I’m assuming these High Hand numbers are coming from running them as starting hands against the field in a fully dealt spread.

Though I wasn’t fully concerned with them, I did note that my program indicated a Rivered 2.3 players to a hand, average.

Which seems narrowing the field is good play – heh.

From the reaches,

Ten Mile

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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