Hold'em Notes

In contrast to the poker hands were the poker rules define the categories and ranks, there are no rules for the starting hand groups in Texas Hold'em.

The Groups

Here the starting hands are divided into the following groups:
Pairs: Self-explanatory.
Two Big Cards: Two cards Ten or higher.
Ace and Little Card: Any ace with a 9 or lower.
Connected Cards: two cards in sequence.
Other: All other cards.
Please note that if a starting falls in more than one group, it is only listed in the higher group.
For example king of diamondsqueen of diamonds is listed within the group "Two Big Cards", even it would also qualify for "Connected Cards".

Explanation for the numbers use to display the texas hold'em statistics

Starting with all starting hands, you can click on the name of the rank to see the distribution for that category. This will show you the statistics for the selected rank. You can do this, until there are no more different ranks in that category. On the right side you will see hand examples for the best and worst hands of the category you are currently displaying.

Above you see a screen shot for the statistics for two pair.

The heading shows the name of the group, in this case pairs.
Number of Hands: the total for this group. In this case there are 78 pair combinations from all 1.326 Texas Hold'em starting hands.
Odds: The odds to receive a hand from this group (pair). Here your odds to get a pair are 16/1.
Different ranks: Number of different ranks for that group. Here, there are 13 different pair ranks, namely from aces down to deuces.

The Columns

Category: The name of the category. In the example, the marked cells in that row show the values for a pair Jacks.
Number: The number of hands that fall into that group. In the example, there are 6 different combinations for a pair jacks.
Odds: The odds to receive that hand. In the example the odds to get a apir jacks are 220/1.
Distrib.: The distribution among that group. Here the number of 7,69% shows, that from all pair starting hands 7,69% will be jacks.
Chance: The probability to receive that hand. The basis for the calculation are always all hands. The chance to get a pair jacks out of all possible poker hands is 0,45%.
Totaled: In this column the chance for this and the better ranks is totaled. For a pair jacks, the number tells you, that 1,81% of all hands will be a pair jacks or better

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