Monday, November 12, 2007

Graphs for the poker/math geek

Has anyone looked at the graphs available on

Instead of giving percentages to win, they will actually graph them out for you. At first I thought that these were lame since I thought that the area under the chart was the only important thing to take away from the chart. But the shape of the charts is interesting. For example, here is a chart of a turned straight versus two pair. Equity is high for the vast majority of the simulations then drops off like a rock after the two pair boats up. The classic "way ahead or way behind" scenario.

Not sure how this information is helpful...yet. Nor do I know what the "unroll" button does but thought I'd point out the graph feature for those who are into data visualization.

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