re: Poker & Question:Why 4.5 to 1
Originally Posted by Samango
There are 6 possible combinations of the 4 suits
2h2d, 2h2s, 2h2c, 2d2s, 2d2c, 2s2c,
But of course! Thanks a lot for breaking it down.
Originally Posted by luckytvguy
I dont know how to calculate this conclusion.Why?How?
I think the confusing thing is that the 4.5 to 1 underdog conclusion doesn't actually directly follow from the number of ways to hold pairs. To the best of my knowledge, to actually calculate this conclusion, you'd have to compute the odds of winning, losing, and tying each combination of hands. That would be quite involved.
I just used Poker Stove and it showed that 66 has 18.358% equity against 77, for instance. That's about a 4.5 to 1 underdog. Poker Stove is free and it's a great utility for figuring these kinds of things out since the math is just too involved.