This is a discussion on Bill Chen Poker Formula within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; I found this on another poker website. It determines what hands you should play in what position. Has anyone ever tried it? The 


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Bill Chen Poker Formula
I found this on another poker website. It determines what hands you should play in what position. Has anyone ever tried it?
The Starting Hand Analysis is based on the Bill Chen Formula below. The Bill Chen Formula Determine your highest card and score as follows:
AA = 20 points 98s = 7.5 points K9s = 6 points Early Position

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Not sure I like this...actually I'm sure I don't like it; why not just stick to a starting hands chart if you're not sure what to do? 
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Two gap, subtract 2 points (i.e. AJ) Three gap, subtract 4 points (i.e. J7) Four or more gap, subtract 5 points (i.e. A4) 
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Edit: Also, I noticed that the chart doesn't mention betting. It is stricly reactive (i.e. raise, call, fold). Unless of course we interpret the raise to be bet and call/fold to be check. That could be, I guess. Now, of course, since I'm a math geek, I have to sit down and start working through some scenarios. 
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K = 8 Suited + 2 = 10 4or more gap is 5 = 5 final score. Chart says fold in any position. 
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What about reads, what about chips stacks, yours and others, what if there was a raise in front of you? What about a riase and reraise in front of you or a raise call? Is this limit or nolimit? If nolimit, how much are the raises?
Too many holes in this kind of thing. 
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errrr i obviously missed that. sorry bout that... Even so, why the complicated math? stick to one of the many starting hand charts, and you're good. Eventually, you realize what to play from where and for how much (call or raise)... 
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I don't know, though. Now I'm just typing because I want to and because this is my post and I can type in it if I want to. 
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I thought it was interesting.
I can see Jamie Gold sitting at a table with a pecnil and paper adding up his score.....is 23 a prime number? 
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this reminds of the lil cheat cards you see new blackjack players have where it tells them to hit or stay with what the dealer is showing...
its definitely more for a beginner to develop a solid preflop game but stack size, reads and etc are just as important 
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Reading this thread made me giggle. The amount of effort and correction to calculate one hand (K2). I can only imagine everyone sitting around the table helping each other calculate their values like a study group before they can play the hand. rotflmao!
Does Bill have a followup system for the flop? Let's see, I hit my Ace, so take the square root...then multiply...add? no, subtract...yeah. "I call." AAHHH! Ask yourself if your hand has enough to it to be able to be the best hand if you get a good flop. Factor in your position and the action relative to the quality of your two cards. Then decide if you want to play it safe or become aggressive, depending on the "flow" of the table. I know, how can you do all that if you're still trying to figure out if K2o/s is a good or a bad hand to play? I bet you wouldn't ask that question about 99. You would? Well then, I guess everything is dependent on the situation, even Bill's system. 