re: Poker & How to interpret the E.V. (expected value)?
Originally Posted by adventurebound
Expected... what you expect the hole cards to earn (before the flop) determined by what those cards have been worth in the past. Not actual value of 1 single hand after the hand is played out. In other words, by saying EV we're looking at future possiblities of the hole cards we hold now by looking at the past average of the same cards.
FP's post is right on the spot as always, can't say it any better than he did.
I fail to see the relevance of this. A hand's EV in the terms you're saying is going to be different for every player. You can't just say, KQs is going to net you on average .85bb/hand so play it and that's what you're going to get. It doesn't work like that. There are so many factors going on in a hand that changes the situation.
Suited connectors, on average I make 0.87bb/hand with them. Does that mean you will? No, you might do better, you might do worse.
Does it mean I should always play suited connectors because I win with them? Of course not! I wouldn't win with them if I played them all the time. My play affects my winrate with them not the other way around.
Ando, you're on the money now. Don't even bother with this stuff. Sure you can look at it, but there's no need to. If you play solid poker, and make good decisions, then you'll win, it's easy. I've never once tried to assess the "EV" of my preflop cards, and I do just fine.