Hutchison Point Count System

Hutchison used Mike Caro's Poker Probe software to find the winning percentage of selected four-card hands against nine opponents. After he finished running the simulations, he correlated the hand's winning percentage with characteristics of that hand, such as card rank, suitedness, pairs, and the distance between cards that could be used to make straights. His goal was to create a point count system that approximated the winning percentage for a given hand. He succeeded by assigning points for...

Seven Card Stud

Flop games such as Hold 'em and Omaha are the most popular games in online and brick-and-mortar poker rooms, but the old favorite seven-card Stud still has a solid following. Some players insist that seven-card Stud is a simpler game than Hold 'em, but we don't believe them. Yes, you can determine each player's possible hands from the cards they have showing, but you can do the same thing in Hold 'em. One skill you need in seven-card Stud that you don't need in Hold 'em is remembering which...