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Jan
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comment Simplest Way to Explain EV to Beginners
Yea that's absolutely a sufficient starting point for this, and my own math isn't much more advanced than that.
Jan
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comment Simplest Way to Explain EV to Beginners
Have you already taught them how to calculate simple probabilities like OESF draw on turn, hitting a set with underpair, 8-outer*2*#of streets remaining type stuff? Because without being able to calculate the basic hand outcomes it's impossible to fully grasp EV.
Jan
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comment Simplest Way to Explain EV to Beginners
There are two sides to EV: Theory and Math. As I explained on the theory side, it is a way to mathematically justify what others might call "gambling" by comparing quantifiable outcomes. If this math side is "overwhelming" then I'm afraid that these friends have absolutely no chance at becoming decent poker players. Poker is equal parts math and psychology, and winning players must be competent and literate in each.
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