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Old 03-02-2017, 08:34 PM   #1
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Essential O8 Statistics

I've been reading books on O8, but there aren't really any statistical tables like Hold'em. I'd think the math is even more important the more complex the game is, and I am surprised there isn't much math that's published. What do I need to know math-wise that I don't know with Hold'em? For example odds of a runner-runner low coming. Odds of A2 hands, Odds of A3 hands, etc. It'll make pre-flop decisions easier. Odds of three broadways. I can do all these calculations of course. I am wondering if there's a resource.
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:15 PM   #2
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Re: Essential O8 Statistics

http://www.propokertools.com/simulations

For more advanced stuff you'll need to use PQL though, which is on the same site. Read the guides there and if you have any further questions about it just post them here.
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Old 03-05-2017, 06:56 PM   #3
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Re: Essential O8 Statistics

Simple and important math. I should say approximations since Buzz isn't here to correct me with exact numbers. If two low on the flop 25% no low possible by river. If one low on the flop 25% low possible by the river.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:35 PM   #4
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And the chance of being dealt A2 (or any specific combination of two different cards) is 6.4%

This might help OP: http://www.o8poker.com/Strategy/keypercent.php
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:12 AM   #5
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And the chance of being dealt A2 (or any specific combination of two different cards) is 6.4%

This might help OP: http://www.o8poker.com/Strategy/keypercent.php
Thank you for that link—very helpful. I've always wondered about a few of those, like the chance that someone else has A2 when I do (~36%).

But what if I have AA2x or A22x—what's the chance that someone else has A2 then?

If I have A3, the chance that someone else has A2 is ~52%. But what if I have AA3x, or even AAA3—what are the chances that someone else has A2 then?

Once I raised pre with AAA3 and sure enough someone beat me for the low with A2. And I recall a handful of times when I've raised pre with hands like AA34ds, AA35ss, or AA3Jds only to find myself up against an A2 for the low. Now I wonder if I'm overvaluing these AA3x hands preflop.
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:04 PM   #6
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Thank you for that link—very helpful. I've always wondered about a few of those, like the chance that someone else has A2 when I do (~36%).
to be clear, the ~36% chance is at least 1 of the other 9 players that were dealt cards was dealt A2**. ~3.5% of the time its 2 players that are also dealt A2**, and ofc, when fewer players are dealt cards the probability decreases, ie. when 9 handed rather than 10 handed its ~32.4%.

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But what if I have AA2x or A22x—what's the chance that someone else has A2 then?
when hero holds AA2 or A22 it's ~25.6% at least 1 of the other 9 players that were dealt cards was dealt A2**. ~1.25% of the time its 2 players that are also dealt A2**. decreases to ~23% when 9 handed.

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If I have A3, the chance that someone else has A2 is ~52%. But what if I have AA3x, or even AAA3—what are the chances that someone else has A2 then?

simulation gives me the result ~44.6% and not ~52% as the probability that at least 1 player was dealt A2 when hero's holding A3 and 9 other players were dealt cards.

when hero holds AA3 the probability decreases to ~32.6%.
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Once I raised pre with AAA3 and sure enough someone beat me for the low with A2. And I recall a handful of times when I've raised pre with hands like AA34ds, AA35ss, or AA3Jds only to find myself up against an A2 for the low. Now I wonder if I'm overvaluing these AA3x hands preflop.
i don't think its possible to overvalue AA3*. you can play it poorly postflop.
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:40 PM   #7
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Re: Essential O8 Statistics

Nevermind. I miscounted (to four).
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:37 AM   #8
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Thank you for running those simulations and giving such a detailed response!

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i don't think its possible to overvalue AA3*. you can play it poorly postflop.
Good point. AA3* with a suited Ace has a rank of 1.04, but that doesn't mean it's a ticket to showdown. I still have to play poker, as Buzz liked to say.
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:29 PM   #9
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Re: Essential O8 Statistics

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But what if I have AA2x or A22x—what's the chance that someone else has A2 then?
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when hero holds AA2 or A22 it's ~25.6% at least 1 of the other 9 players that were dealt cards was dealt A2**. ~1.25% of the time its 2 players that are also dealt A2**. decreases to ~23% when 9 handed.

these are good to know, but what you're really interested in is the conditional probability - the probability that another player holds A2 GIVEN that they VPIP preflop.

if you raise AAA3 and everyone folds, it's pretty safe to say nobody else had A2. if you raise AAA3 and there's a call and a reraise, it's much more likely A2 is out there somewhere.

you need to look at the range of hands your opponents will play and THEN apply the card removal to see what % of the time they have A2.
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:07 PM   #10
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Could you show how you calculate this?
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Old 04-02-2017, 01:30 AM   #11
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If you hold AAA3, the odds of one your opponents holding holding A2 is 17.4%, assuming a 9 handed game.

The other 8 players hold 32 cards in their hand out of the 48 remaining so the odds of one them being dealt the ace is 2/3. In the event that one of them gets the ace, they get three cracks at one of the deuces. This is 4/47 + 4/46 + 4/45 or 26.1%.

26.1% * 2/3 = 17.4%.

The odds of them catching Ax2x would be about 4.3%.
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Old 04-06-2017, 03:58 AM   #12
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Thanks for the link
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