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Note 1 in the article on Hold'em Odds elaborates on this a bit further: [Note 1] By removing reflection and applying aggressive search tree pruning, it is possible to reduce the number of unique head-to-head hand combinations from 207,025 to 47,008. Reflection eliminates redundant calculations by observing that given hands h_1 and h_2, if w_1 is the ...

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When the book was written limit hold'em was the dominate form of hold'em, with significant differences then the way the game is played today. No limit was a rare game. I worked at the mirage from 90 to 98, and dealt no limit once, to Stu Unger and another player. S&M at the time probably did not even consider much what the differences were, and if they ...

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There's a 23.30% chance the other players have one of {66+, A7+}. Yes, there is an easy way to calculate the chance of a dominating hand behind you. You can use a program like ProPokerTools Odds Oracle to model the scenario and determine the probabilities. There is a free trial available. Below is a screenshot of the calculation as well as the log file. ...

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Nothing is random. Shuffles are not random especially on a computer, when it really comes down to it is all just cause and effect. However things are random in the sense that they are statistically random, and in theory random in a practical sense for the game of poker (or any other card game). Now there are holes in randomness with poker. In describing ...

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Here is a good article on a basic range of hands used in the TAG style: http://www.pokervip.com/school/poker-strategy/texas-hold-em-no-limit-beginner/tag-approach/ Basically your range is never fixed, you base your ranges on the style of play you are comfortable with and keep it flexible. One of the best things to do as a poker player is to change gears so ...

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To be honest, a cheat sheet wouldn't be that great of an idea simply because there is no standard situation. You could create a cheat sheet based on position but it all depends on how aggressive your opponents are and who raises preflop, how much he raises, in what position is that player, ... There are just too many factors (parameters) which you have to ...

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