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How are %ranges determined

    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 10,721
      If you enter (for example) 5%
      Equilab selects:
      88+,AJs+,KQs,AKo

      The hand selection page tells me that this represents 70 hands out of 1326 for 5.28%

      Although this is quite true, 77 has a higher equity against a random hand than both AJs and AQs, so why are they included and 77 is not?

      Also, KQs is included, even though it has less equity against a random hand than any of AKo, ATs, AQo, AJo, none of which are included.

      For a "true" top 5%, would it not make sense to use:
      77+, AQs+, AKo?
      this is only 68 hands, (5.13%)

      Thanks,
      --VS
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    • HannesZ
      HannesZ
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      Joined: 30.06.2010 Posts: 16,323
      Hey,

      As far as I know the Equilab uses the same ranking as Pokerstove. This means that the ranking is based on the preflop equity of a hand versus 3 random hands.

      This balances the value of high card with the value of drawing cards. However there is no absolute order and depending on a specific situation you may need to make some adjustments.

      Best regards
      Hannes
    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 10,721
      As far as I know the Equilab uses the same ranking as Pokerstove


      Yes, Pokerstove exhibits the same behaviour.


      This means that the ranking is based on the preflop equity of a hand versus 3 random hands.

      I was checking using the pre-flop equity against a single random hand.

      I will do some tests against 3 random hands just for fun.

      --BM