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Question:Why 4.5 to 1
Here is what I read from Harrington's book:
There are six possible ways to hold any pair, and there are eight pairs higher than yours (66), so there are 48 possible card holdings that leave you about a 4.5to1 underdog. I dont know how to calculate this conclusion.Why?How? 
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Any pair higher than your 66 is about a 4 to 1 favorite  some are a little higher like 10,10 because they necessary for all high straights. Also if your suits match then that eliminates your flush draws.
Side point your hand is only a 6 to 5 favorite against two over cards  probably also somewhere in Harrington's book. One of his books has a list in the back that breaks down all the important hand over hand odds. 
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re: Poker & Question:Why 4.5 to 1
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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. 