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Draw Poker Odds Calculator

Draw Poker Odds Calculator is a hand analyzer and can be used while playing draw poker online in an online casino, by simulating your own play independent of the playing software. It can be also used off line, as learning tool: the poker player can simulate and retain as many as gaming situations as possible along with the associated odds for use them in making decisions during a real game. It is suitable for the most used variations of draw poker – those using a 52-card deck with no wild cards, with up to five cards allowed to discard.

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The software uses compact probability formulas thorough and not partial simulations. These formulas have been worked out in a mathematical environment and are based on a rigorous probability model.
They have been built to use in as large a range of variables as possible in order to cover all possible predictions for the occurrence of any card formation in opponents’ hands. The base of the probability field in which the formulas have been worked out is the information given by the seen cards – the initial hand plus the replacements. This information was quantified through parameters that rigorously describe any card distribution.
You can find all theoretical results, details about these formulas and their application, tables of values and the entire supporting math in the book titled Draw Poker Odds: The Mathematics of Classical Poker (see the section titled  Draw Poker).

How to use

The software works with any variation of draw poker that uses a 52-card deck, with one draw and up to five replacements allowed.
Select the Number of opponents from the pull-down menu from the window that pops-up after starting the application.
Click on the cards from the unfolded deck to complete your initial hand. If you make a mistake, click on the card you don't want and it will be deselected.
After selecting five cards, the OK button is enabled. Click on it and your hand will be displayed in the left-bottom side of the screen.
After the cards are in place, under them you will see a text describing what you hold at that moment: valuable formations or partial formations to be completed after replacements. Simultaneously, three tables will display in the right side of the screen, with the headers One opponent holding, At least one opponent holding and Suggestions on discarding:

- The upper table (One opponent holding) shows the probabilities of one opponent (any of them) holding the various formations that are higher than yours at that moment of the game. It also shows the overall probability of one opponent holding a higher formation.

- The middle table (At least one opponent holding) shows the probabilities of at least one opponent holding the various formations that are higher than yours at that moment of the game. It also shows the overall probability of at least one opponent holding a higher formation.

- The lower table (Suggestions on discarding) lists the most relevant suggestions on what cards to keep in order to build valuable formations. Each suggestion is accompanied by its goal, the list of formations to play for and the probabilities of succeeding for each of them.

Continue to simulate your play by discarding (if you want this). You may discard by following one of the displayed suggestions or in your own way: Select the cards to be replaced by clicking on them. If you want to change your selection, click on the cards you don't want and they will be deselected. Click on the Discard button.
The selected cards are out and the unfolded deck is displayed again. Select your replacements by clicking on them. Click again on a card to deselect it. When the exact number of replacements is completed, the OK button is enabled. Click on it and the selected cards will complete your hand.
If you hold a valuable formation (one pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind or straight flush), this will be displayed under your hand. Simultaneously, the tables One opponent holding and  At least one opponent holding are displayed again in the right side of the screen. They list the updated probabilities of one and at least one opponent holding the various higher formations than yours (and the overall probability), at this final moment of the card movement.
At any time, you may reset the simulation by clicking Game - New or change the number of opponents by clicking Game – Change number of opponents.
All the probabilities are displayed in double form – percentage and odds. You may use them in evaluating your hand and making decisions on how to play and drive the betting dialogue.

If you want to see a concrete example for a simulated hand, along with the probabilities returned by the software, click  here.

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Professional odds calculators are currently in work for games such as roulette, bingo, slots, and other popular games of chance. Check this page regularly for updates on the odds software developed by Infarom.

 Draw Poker Odds Calculator 1.1  Operating systems:  Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT (Service Pack 6 with Internet Explorer 4.01 or higher), Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7.  System requirements: processor 486 (or 386 w/ math coprocessor), 16 MB RAM, 5 MB free disk space,  minimum screen resolution 1024 x 768.  Setup file size:  874 KB  Trial: 10 uses against five opponents  License:  \$19  Delivery:  you will receive the installation kit via download link and a licence key via e-mail  How to install:  click  here  How to order:  just click the button below and do the checkout through Paypal.

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