The Hand Strength tool gives you the ability to understand how strong your starting
hand is against all other hands and any random number of opponents.
How to use it
- Select your cards by clicking on either of the two red cards.
- You'll be presented with a popup where you can select two cards. Touch two cards
and you will see statistics for the selected hand.
- After you have selected your cards a spinning chip will appear as the tool connects
to the cloud to retrieve the results.
- You can see how the number of opponents affects the win percentage by simply changing
the number of opponents. To do this, click on the numbers 1 through 9 and the tool
will automatically update the Win %, Next Weaker Hand, and Next Stronger Hand
to reflect the new number of opponents.
Understanding the results
The results consist of many key values: The first 9 stats break down the win percentage by rank.
For example the win percent on suited Ace King is approximately 67% and 5.71% of that amount will be won with high card.
- Win %tells you the likelihood that the selected
starting hand wins against a random hand and the number of opponents that you have selected.
- # Worse Hands indicates how many starting hands have a lower Win %
than the selcted hand.
- # Better Hands indicates how many starting hands have a higher Win %
then the selected hand.
Things to consider
An important aspect to consider about a starting hand is that the more opponents
the weaker your hand becomes
. For example, Pocket Aces wins 85.2% of the time against one opponent,
but against seven opponents the win percentage drops to 38.75%. By Knowing the winning percentage against
multiple opponents, one can better establish a betting strategy to maximize the value of good hands
when facing multiple opponents.
- You can change your hand by clicking on the two red cards in the middle of the screen.
- You can use the Hand Strength tool to step up and down hands to see the similarities
between your starting cards and other two-card combinations. To do this, click on
the mini cards under "Next Weaker Hand" and "Next Stronger Hand". The tool will
autmatically move the section you selected to the selected cards. For example, if
you selected the 7 and 8 of diamonds as your hand, you would see that the King and
4 of clubs represents the next weaker hand. Clicking on that would scroll over and
show the 7 and 9 of clubs are the next weakest, etc. Using this information will
allow you to understand just where your hand rests and bring clarity about
why a pair of deuces is not much better than queen-deuce suited pre-flop versus a random hand.
- You specifiy a starting hand as two suited or unsuited cards and the actual
suit does not matter for this tool. Simply put, there's no difference in selecting
the Ace and King of diamonds versus selecting the Ace and King of clubs.