But if you want the odds given a random hand it's 1-((44/47)(43/46)), if there are 2 people in the hand it's 1-((44/47)(43/46)(42/45)(41/44)), etc. adding 2 more cards for each person in the hand.
(hell, i'm an electrical engineer) so therefore have to work the numbers side of the game a little more......
It's just that numbers mean nothing without context.
OK... what Zach is trying to tell you is "yes, there
is an answer to your question.... but the answer I give you is not really useful and you really need to be asking a different question"....
kind of like calulating the current through one of eight +/-10% resistors in parrallel to ten decimal places.... sure you can do it... but just how much value is there in the answer?
For that same K that came up on the flop, and a full table of nine players, what is the probability that one of the other players has a K
again, this really doesn't matter.....
maybe the guy has k9os and paired his king..... maybe the guy has ppAces, maybe the guy paired two cards on the flop, maybe the guy has ppJ's and his read says that you'll fold to a bet... what matters is what
you think he
might have ( i.e. what do you put him on )... or better yet, what is the
best hand he
could have
and can you still beat it given your two cards, the flop, turn and river? What do you think
might beat his hand.... hitting a set? a full house? a flush?
Once you've determined all of these things in you mind, now you can use math to calculate
your odds of winning this pot!
Under the articles tab above you'll find this:
Poker Odds for Dummies - Poker Odds Made Simple!
This has some really good "math stuff" in it for us folks who just plain love the numbers.... plus it will help you frame your way of thinking so that you can apply the math