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A Scriptable Equity Calculator

For all of your programming poker players out there, yesterday I made the Poker Sleuth Equity Calculator scriptable with bindings for C/C++, C#, and Python.

If you have easy_install or pip set up for Python, you can just do “easy_install pokersleuth”. It requires a 32-bit version of Python for Windows.

As an example, to compute the odds of winning when you have a pair of Jacks, your opponent has the Ace and 5 of diamonds, and the board cards are the 3 of diamonds, 5 of clubs, and 9 of diamonds:

>>> import pokersleuth
>>> pokersleuth.calculate_equity('3d5c9d', ('JJ', 'Ad5d')
[0.48225, 0.51775]

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Field Reports from Tatooine for @darthvader

I have to wonder how Darth Vader felt upon reading the field reports from the stormtroopers on Tatooine in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Days 5 and 6 must have throw him for a loop.

Day 1: Located droid parts near an escape pod, and two sets of tracks leading away from the pod. The tracks appear to be from an astromech droid and a bipedal droid. Based on the gait, the bipedal droid is likely a protocol droid.

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DMOZ Editor

I am now the editor of http://www.dmoz.org/Games/Gambling/Poker/Software_and_Tools/.

Woohoo! :-)

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wild poker game

I'm sitting at a $2/$4 Texas Hold'em Table with 5 other players. Two of them have brought more than $10,000 to the table and they are playing the way most people play $0.01/$0.02 poker. For awhile there was a third guy with $7,000 playing similarly. One of them is raising more than 50% of his hands pre-flop. (For comparison, I sat down with $300).

I'm folding almost all of my hands immediately and waiting for the nuts.

Edit: Somehow, I ended up losing money at this crazy table. Upon reflection, I wasn't adapting my post-flop play to the fact that the pot was always huge. After seeing the flop, I needed to bluff less and call down more.

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