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Vein Runs Into Jacks

Howard “The Professor” Vein and a player looked down at a completed board of 57K85. With about 6,000 already in the middle, Vein reached for chips and moved 5,000 forward. His opponent went into the ...


Open-Face Chinese Poker: Late Game Simulations

by Derric Haynie |  Published: May 28, 2014

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One of the more interesting aspects to Open-Face Chinese (OFC) is that as you get closer to the end, you can really start to see that there is only one correct play for each card. For example: Our Hand: Draw: 10 Q J 5 5 8 K 5 9 8 K Q Opponent’s Hand (Button): Q 7 J A 10 5 A 4 6 K 9 Anyone with a little bit of experience should be able to see that the 10 should go up top. Putting it in the middle doesn’t improve the middle and only opens the door for fouling by getting a queen or jack on our last card. Intuitively, we can recognize the board texture and use some simple logic and experience to determine where the draw card is supposed to go; that is what humans are good at. An expected value (EV) calculator, on the other ...


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