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SNG Wizard Fold Equity Calculation

    • acidburn77
      Joined: 26.07.2012 Posts: 2
      I'm curious as to how the fold equity is calculated by SNG Wizard when you are not in the BB. If you are 4 handed and are in the SB, let's suppose that the CO who is pushing and the BB have the same stack for the sake of simplifying calculations. If the CO pushes (50% range) and the BB calls with the same range your fold equity should look something like: Equity if BB folds * 50% + Equity if BB calls * 50% (either the CO or BB getting eliminated, with equal probability). Here is an example.

      PokerStars NLHE Tournament, t100/t200 blinds, 4 handed, 50%/30%/20% payouts
      {Tournament|PokerStars|||100|200|0|NLHE Full Table}
      CO: t1600
      BTN: t1600
      Hero: t5000
      BB: t1600

      SNG Wizard puts your fold equity at 37.78% and if you do the calculations by hand, 37.03 * 0.5 + 38.51 * 0.5 you get the same value (0.01 off but I'm guessing that's from the possibility of them splitting), however your fold equity does not change if you adjust the BB's calling range, shouldn't it? Am I simply doing the math wrong or am I using SNG Wizard incorrectly. All answers appreciated, thank you!
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