Originally Posted by curtinsea
I honestly LOL'd who taught you poker math?
AK vs AQ is not equal at all. While the odds of a Q or a K falling are the same, the AQ needs the Q to fall, while the AK does not. AK is a 3 to 1 favorite over AQ.
It is not just poker math. It is called the odds of probability
. That is what I was using. And you can use this type of odds calculation and do so all the time, you do realize that, right? In everyday life you make and use the odds of probability. I like the cut of your jib, so let me explain this in a way that will make sense to you concerning this and what you are calling random "luck".
Say you want to go to eat at Burger King. There are two close to you, and both are about the same driving distance away. So, what do you use to decide which one to go to? Lets say for this example that you know one always screws up your order and has a dirty dining area. The other never screws up your order and is always spotless. So, which one will you go to? The clean one. Why? Because the odds of probability state that if one has screwed up before and one has not, the one that has most likely
will yet again. Therefore, you decide to choose the clean accurate one as that will give you a more enjoyable experience.
Now enter the "luck" factor; if you go to that clean one, is the dirty one you do not go to "unlucky" that you chose the other to give your business to? No
. You made a conscience choice based on the odds of probability. So while you can
say the clean one is "lucky" as they got your business, this simply is not
the case. Now is it?
Absent of all this information or knowledge before hand, if you think they are both equal in all aspects, then yes; whichever one you choose is the "lucky" one. You just happened to go south to restaurant A instead of north to restaurant B. That is pure luck. And if you chose the clean accurate one by pure chance, then yes, it is "luck" as well.
Using the odds of probability greatly diminishes the "luck" factor, wouldn't you agree? The odds of probability are highly valuable in poker. Many do not understand it, yet it really is quite simple.
Again, this is the kind of factual logic that makes poker "not gambling" and makes this bill an important one. We should call out to all CC members to contact their reps to make their voices heard in support of this bill. With 100,00 members, this could make a difference. The odds of probability are better that it will help than it will not, lol.