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 03-06-2009, 09:37 PM #1 LuckyStraights veteran     Join Date: Dec 2007 Posts: 2,497 EV calc for semi-bluff - math, procedure check Could someone please check my procedure and math on this EV calc, I did. Poker Stars \$0.01/\$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players - View hand 58967 The Official 2+2 Hand Converter Powered By DeucesCracked.com BB: \$2.62 UTG: \$1.71 UTG+1: \$1.00 Hero (MP): \$6.02 CO: \$4.02 BTN: \$3.43 SB: \$3.69 Pre Flop: (\$0.03) Hero is MP with 9 T UTG calls \$0.02, 1 fold, Hero raises to \$0.10, 4 folds, UTG calls \$0.08 Flop: (\$0.23) J A Q (2 players) UTG bets \$0.16, Hero raises to \$0.40, UTG calls \$0.24 Turn: (\$1.03) 9 (2 players) UTG bets \$0.10, Hero raises to \$1.30, UTG calls \$1.11 all in River: (\$3.45) 4 (2 players - 1 is all in) bet range = KT, KQ, JT, QT, QJ, AT, AJ, AQ, AK, A9, A2s-A8's, A9s, AA, JJ, QQ, KK, 99, TT, combinations = 16, 12, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 12, 6, 21, 2, 3, 3, 3, 6, 1, 1 = 140 weighted = 2, 4, 2, 2, 3, 3, 1, 1, 1, 4, 15, 2, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.50, 0.25, 0.50 = 42 con range = KT, QJ, AT, AJ, AQ, AK, A9, A9s, AA, JJ, QQ, 99 = 2 + 3 + 3 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 4 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 16.25 Villain continues 16.25/42 = ~ 39% Villain folds = 1 – 39% = 61% FE = fold% * pot size = 61% * \$1.03 = \$0.63 Equity against con range, # I used Poker Stove, but didn't know how to adjust villains range for weightings, so I took some hands off and tweaked it a little for a rough estimate. Eq vs con range = 28.694% * \$3.45 (total pot – rake) = \$0.99 Board: Js Ad Qs Dead: equity win tie pots won pots tied Hand 0: 28.694% 26.28% 02.41% 11449 1050.00 { Ts9h } Hand 1: 71.306% 68.90% 02.41% 30011 1050.00 { AA, 99, A9s-A6s, KTs, QJs, AQo- ATo }
03-07-2009, 06:49 AM   #3
LuckyStraights
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Re: EV calc for semi-bluff - math, procedure check

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Thanks, what would be a better method to calculate pot equity against villains continuation range, I don't think my adjusted input in stove is too terrible, but there must be a better way then that?

I'm a little confused on the pot equity section:

What is the purpose of this section, Is this deducting my raise size, which doesn't count towards my EV, because I have to commit that to the pot?

84%*(-1.21\$)

So my Pot Equity = (my equity * total pot) + (villains equity * my bet)
which works to = -66c

I think his range pre was pretty wide, but I discounted a lot because villain would seldom take this line with TTP or the nut straight on this board, I also expected villain to fold a ton given my line (he ended up calling with A3o), but I'm mostly just practicing the math for future hands.

Thank you.

03-07-2009, 02:09 PM   #4
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Re: EV calc for semi-bluff - math, procedure check

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 Originally Posted by LuckyStraights So my Pot Equity = (my equity * total pot- your bet) + (villains equity * my bet) which works to = -66c
You do not put what you risk in your potential gain. You put HIS call in your calculations because you win HIS money but you can't win your money. It was impossible to get a negative EV the way you were calculating it. That would be nice in real life though, but in poker you can make bad play and lose money.

Here is a simple example to show you why you do not put your risk in your potential gain:

We bet 1\$ on a coin flip. If I win, I win your 1\$ and if you win, you win my 1\$. We know that (whitout any calculations) the EV of this play is 0. Which means that in the long term no one as an edge on the other and we are just exchanging money. So ,

EV = (%win * potential gain) + (%loss * potential loss)

EV = (50% * 1\$) + (50% * (-1\$)) = 0

Your potential loss is the 1\$ you are betting

Your potential gain is my 1\$ (you do not gain the 1\$ you bet!!)

Putting your 1\$ bet in your potential gain would give you an EV of 0,50\$. Problem is that I would also have an EV of 0,50\$. So, on average we would each make a 0,50\$ per flip, thats 1\$ who appeared magically! Guess from where it comes

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 what would be a better method to calculate pot equity against villains continuation range, I don't think my adjusted input in stove is too terrible, but there must be a better way then that?
At first I found the range you assigned him pretty large for UTG, because most people are folding QJ and KT and many others from that position... but if he really called you all the way only with A3o... well, those hands are definatly in his range (and you could even put him on a wider range). To assign a continuation range is very player dependant. Some would call with bottom pair because they are scared of being bluff and others will fold TP because they are scared of the straight. The more you know yur opponent the more your approximations will be good.

 03-08-2009, 11:41 AM #5 TKD_Stops_Tilt journeyman     Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: San Antonio, TX Posts: 205 Re: EV calc for semi-bluff - math, procedure check I tried to go through this process and follow the calculations OP made and had some trouble. Is there a sticky or pooh-bah post from someone that can break each step down in a more tutorial fashion? Specifically, I am having trouble with how OP came up with the combinations and weightings. For instance, I would think that since OP is holding a T, then number of possible KT combinations is 12 and not 16? I don't know how to do weighted ranges, so I can only guess at how those numbers were calculated. Just being a noob. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Last edited by TKD_Stops_Tilt; 03-08-2009 at 11:48 AM. Reason: Provided more detail
03-10-2009, 01:14 PM   #6
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Re: EV calc for semi-bluff - math, procedure check

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 Originally Posted by JimmyJack At first I found the range you assigned him pretty large for UTG, because most people are folding QJ and KT and many others from that position... but if he really called you all the way only with A3o... well, those hands are definatly in his range (and you could even put him on a wider range). To assign a continuation range is very player dependant. Some would call with bottom pair because they are scared of being bluff and others will fold TP because they are scared of the straight. The more you know yur opponent the more your approximations will be good.
Thanks for all the help.

I think my con range for this villain was reasonable, but after I adjusted the combinations to reflect villains likely lines with those holdings, how do I use Poker Stove to compute my pot equity, because villains con range as now been adjusted by my weightings so much?

Above I just took out a bunch of hands, which I felt would make the stove calculation more accurate, but I was wondering what would be a more accurate method.

03-10-2009, 01:20 PM   #7
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Re: EV calc for semi-bluff - math, procedure check

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 Originally Posted by TKD_Stops_Tilt I tried to go through this process and follow the calculations OP made and had some trouble. Is there a sticky or pooh-bah post from someone that can break each step down in a more tutorial fashion? Specifically, I am having trouble with how OP came up with the combinations and weightings. For instance, I would think that since OP is holding a T, then number of possible KT combinations is 12 and not 16? I don't know how to do weighted ranges, so I can only guess at how those numbers were calculated. Just being a noob. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
PM Sent.

I'm really new to this as well, and clearly made some mistakes above, hopefully going through them will make my calcs more realistic in the future.

The steps I took where:

1. estimate villains range at the point where he bet the turn.
2. estimate villains range he would call with when I put him all in.
3. calculate the combinations of each hand within villains con range.
4. adjust villains con range, by reducing the combinations for some of those hands which seldom, or hardly ever take this actual line, such as KT which would likely re-raise the flop or bet bigger on the turn.

I then calculated the % of the time villains fold based on this estimated information, and calculated my FE.

I then imput my hand against a very rough adjustment of villaisn con range in poker stove to find out my pot equity, and this was then added to my FE.

03-10-2009, 01:59 PM   #8
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Re: EV calc for semi-bluff - math, procedure check

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 Originally Posted by LuckyStraights PM Sent. I'm really new to this as well, and clearly made some mistakes above, hopefully going through them will make my calcs more realistic in the future. The steps I took where: 1. estimate villains range at the point where he bet the turn. 2. estimate villains range he would call with when I put him all in. 3. calculate the combinations of each hand within villains con range. 4. adjust villains con range, by reducing the combinations for some of those hands which seldom, or hardly ever take this actual line, such as KT which would likely re-raise the flop or bet bigger on the turn. I then calculated the % of the time villains fold based on this estimated information, and calculated my FE. I then imput my hand against a very rough adjustment of villaisn con range in poker stove to find out my pot equity, and this was then added to my FE.
Sent you a PM. Thanks again. I will try to step through all of these calculations by the end of the week and post if I have more questions.

 03-10-2009, 05:28 PM #9 KurtSF Lucky Number Seven     Join Date: Jul 2006 Location: 0EV against everyone ... seriously Posts: 16,471 Re: EV calc for semi-bluff - math, procedure check
03-10-2009, 06:50 PM   #10
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Re: EV calc for semi-bluff - math, procedure check

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 Originally Posted by KurtSF

09-06-2015, 11:05 AM   #11
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Re: EV calc for semi-bluff - math, procedure check

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 Originally Posted by LuckyStraights View hand 58967 The Official 2+2 Hand Converter Powered By DeucesCracked.com bet range = KT, KQ, JT, QT, QJ, AT, AJ, AQ, AK, A9, A2s-A8's, A9s, AA, JJ, QQ, KK, 99, TT, combinations = 16, 12, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 12, 6, 21, 2, 3, 3, 3, 6, 1, 1 = 140 weighted = 2, 4, 2, 2, 3, 3, 1, 1, 1, 4, 15, 2, 0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.50, 0.25, 0.50 = 42 con range = KT, QJ, AT, AJ, AQ, AK, A9, A9s, AA, JJ, QQ, 99 = 2 + 3 + 3 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 4 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 16.25 Villain continues 16.25/42 = ~ 39% Villain folds = 1 – 39% = 61%
Goodday all,

I beg your pardon if my questions is out of topic.

May i know how is the above villain continue/fold range populated? Is it based on your manual estimation/assumption or it is automatically done by some software?

Thank you

 09-07-2015, 02:42 PM #12 Husker Carpal \'Tunnel     Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: Holsten's Diner Posts: 11,709 Re: EV calc for semi-bluff - math, procedure check Manually

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