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5.4 Summary

This chapter describes the methods used for evaluating our hand in any particular situation. The algorithms presented are intended to provide good estimates of your winning chances.

For the pre-flop, we used an unsophisticated simulation technique for the calculation of pre-flop income rates. We feel that these values are sufficient (will not be the limiting factor to the strength of the program), although there is room for improvement.

This chapter also describes the enumeration techniques used for evaluating hands (both strength and potential) after the flop. The algorithms, particularly in multi-player scenarios, abandon the treatment of some complexities in favor of simplicity and computation time. We have not invested the time to fully explore the magnitude of this error, however we believe it is minor in comparison to the savings in time and complexity.

Denis Papp