Poker Calculator User's Guide
This poker calculator is 100% deterministic. That is, it runs the outcome for each and every possibility exactly once and gives the precise probability. This is as opposed to a Monte Carlo simulation, where the calculator would choose random cards to analyze the win-loss-tie chance. It would repeat a random simulation many times and average all the results to provide you with a very close estimation. In this deterministic poker calculator, the actual results are displayed at the bottom of the page. It shows the quantity of every possibility, the number of wins/losses for each player, and the number of ties for each player. The percentage displayed is simply the number of wins or ties divided by the total number of possibilities.
Here's the quick explanation on how to use the poker calculator.
To designate cards for a player or to pick board cards, click on the desired location. This will turn the card green. Then click on the pool of cards below the table to select a card to put in that position. Repeat until you are ready to calculate the odds then hit the "Calculate" button.
If you would like to choose additional cards that were exposed but not in the hand, click the card underneath "Exposed Cards" then select any number of cards to be removed from the deck. If you would like to remove a card from anywhere on the table, simply click on it and it will be returned to the pool.
After calculating the results, an X will appear on the players' hands. You may click on this X to "fold" those cards. This will put them in the exposed cards and automatically recalculate. If you would like to remove the cards from the table, click on each individually to return them to the pool.
For the calculator to work...
- There must be complete hands for each player.
- You must also have sufficient cards left in the deck to continue the hand.
- Also you cannot have one or two board cards down. You must have zero, three, four, or five community cards. If you input cards in the wrong spots, like putting in one card for the flop then a turn and river, the calculator will automatically reassign them to the appropriate positions after you calculate the odds.
After calculating results a link will appear above the table which will allow you to share that hand with other users. Right-click on that link and select "Copy". This will copy the URL (which is pretty long, sorry!) onto your clipboard. Anyone that uses that link will see the calculated results of your hand setup, in case you want to prove to somebody that they really didn't have the correct odds to call your bet on the flop. ;)
If you encounter any errors with the poker calculator, please contact us. Let us know the error message you received as well as the URL of the hand setup that caused the error by right-clicking the link above the table image.
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