# Sklansky bucks software

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Joined: 25.09.2011
Does anyone remember that ev software that calculated your ev in sklansky bucks rather than just all-in ev like holdem manager 1? Can't seem to find it anywhere?

"Basically, if you lose a hand but your opponent made mistakes, such as drawing to a flush without proper pot odds, you may lose the pot but you have earned Sklansky bucks by causing your opponent to make a mistake.
On the flip side. If you are drawing without odds but you get luck and draw out on your opponent, you win the pot, but you lose Sklansky bucks."

Wouldn't that would be of more use than a standard all-in ev graph?
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Joined: 02.01.2009
sklansky bucks are flawed, g bucks is where its at.

“G-bucks” (Galfond Dollars, Gbucks, G Bucks) is a very important concept that expands upon the concept of Sklansky Dollars when evaluating the expected value of tough decisions in no limit Hold’em.

The term “G-bucks” was coined by Phil Galfond (OMGClayAiken) in his article on conceptualizing money matters. It’s a great article, but it’s also a very long-winded one. In this article I will attempt to condense the theory behind G bucks in to an easier to digest morsel of delicious Hold’em strategy. Tasty stuff.

What are G bucks?

G Bucks tell you how much money you would have won/lost when you compare the equity of one hand against a range of hands.

Remember Sklansky dollars? If not, Sklansky dollars basically tell you how much money you win from a hand vs. another in the long run. So even though you might lose \$10 going all-in with AA against KK, you actually win \$16.4 from that \$20 pot on average due to Sklansky dollars. Go read up on it.

Both Sklansky dollars and G bucks tell you how much money you would have won in a certain spot. However, the difference is that:

Sklansky dollars – 1 hand against 1 hand.
G bucks – 1 hand against a range of hands.
So instead of comparing your hand and your opponent’s hand, with G bucks you compare your hand with your opponent’s range of hands. By doing this you can then go on to more effectively work out how much money you will win or lose when calling in certain situations based on your opponent’s range.

Working out G bucks.

Working out G bucks is actually really straightforward.

Work out an accurate range of hands that your opponent could be holding as best as you can.
Plug your hand and your opponent’s range in to PokerStove to work out your equity in the hand.
Multiply the pot size by your % equity in the hand to work out how much money you expect to win on average.
The original article uses a more complicated method for working out the equities of a hand versus a range. However, when you have equity calculators like PokerStove at your disposal there is no need to take the longer route to the same place, especially if you’re lazy.

After finding your equity against your range you just find the percentage equity of the pot that you expect to win, just like you did with Sklansky dollars. The key (and most difficult) part of the whole process is putting your opponent on an accurate range.

As I said, the concept and method for working out G bucks really isn’t that difficult at all. Nonetheless there’s no harm in dishing out a few examples to really drive the concept home.