A Poker Hand Odds Calculator Is A Crutch by Vince Runza
... the wrong things as being the reason for their success. Most of the time, being able to intimidate your opponent is the key to success. Now, imagine how intimidating it is to face a player who is clearly using a crutch to help them play. Not very intimidating at all, is it? More important than appearances, how you learn to handle yourself in the moment of play will matter more than how you learn to do algebra with poker hands. Using a poker hand odds calculator won't teach you that.
Poker Calculators and The Slansky Group Hand Rankings by Marty Smith
... You may have noticed that while using your poker calculator it displays your hand odds while also using terminology like “hand rank”, “group”, or “group rank” all of which in some way or another refer to author David Slansky’s Group Hand ranking for hold’em poker. Originally described in the classic book, "Hold'em Poker for Advanced Players", Slansky rated all the starting hands and put them in groups according to their similar win rate. By clustering hands based on win rate and strength, ...
Poker Sit And Go Report - Heads Up Control by Marty Smith
... The thing is, now the stage is set for dynamic play in that a good number of the hands won from here on in, will simply have little to do with your hand strength, as opposed to position, stack size, and blind levels. If the blinds are high and your stack is low, you are essentially looking for an all in opportunity. I would wait for Sklansky Group hands of 4, maybe 5 or better, essentially strategizing for live cards and an undominated match up. In this spot, it is an excellent practice to ...
Poker Calculator Wars Part 2: Poker Spy vs. Hold 'em Pirate by Marty Smith
... tournaments and sit and go’s and the final hand was some lame straight or 2 pair I backed into examples. Well those hands so skewed the analysis of my play, that the feature became absolutely useless. For example, if you are at a sit and go at party poker the winner will end up with 20,000 chips. If your last hand was won while holding Qc7d, that hand goes into Poker-Spy Hand Analysis and says it is a hand now profitable to you of $20,000! Meaning you should be playing it more and pushing!
How Would You Like A Professional Poker Player In Your Pocket? by Andy Machin
... The first, and most common, method that is used by poker odds calculators is to run game simulations -- a computer at high speed will play hands out to determine what the odds are that your particular hand win. The second method involves using calculations without the simulation -- a useful method for pre-flop play. Pokerbility is the only poker odds calculator that combines these two approaches to provide you with powerhouse advice every time. Of course, what use is a poker odds calculator ...
What Poker Downloads Will Improve My Game? by Rick Ellers
... Twodimes.net is a poker odds calculator that you can use to tell you the likelihood of a particular hand winning against another particular hand. There are fields for the game you are playing, the cards out on the board and the cards you and your opponent are holding. There’s even a field for dead cards that aren’t in play. A sample hands link will show you how to input the information if you aren’t clear. This program takes all the guesswork out of whether you should have played your flush ...
The Psychology of Poker Calculators by Marty Smith
... Sometimes it is hard to look at hands and lay them down. But it’s much easier to fold when your online poker calculator is flashing bright bold warning colors at you, reminding you how much –EV your hand has. This is especially crucial when you have just won or lost a hand or two previously, because at that point it’s much more likely you will play your current hand as a result of previous hands. You may recognize that description as being on tilt.
Texas Holdem Poker Tournament Strategy - Starting Hands by Rick Braddy
... Deciding which starting hands to play begins by accounting for several factors: * Starting Hand "groups" (Sklansky made some good suggestions in his classic "Theory of Poker" book by David Sklansky) * Your table position * Number of players at the table * Chip position Sklansky originally proposed some Texas Holdem poker starting hand groups, which turned out to be very useful as general guidelines. Below you'll find a "modified" (enhanced) version of the Sklansky starting hands table.