Omaha Player Starting Cards help screen
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I. Overview

The player starting cards displays for a particular starting card combination, how much you have won/lost when playing those hands, and other statistics for that starting card combination. This is useful for plugging leaks in your game, once you have collected enough hands in your database. For example, you can see that playing A5XX is a money loser in 8-10 handed game.



II. Usage

To use this, you must first specify a card specifier. A card specifier states a 4 card Omaha starting hand. Statistics will be generated based on the times you were dealt 4 hole cards that fit the card specifier.

A card specifier is made up of two parts, rank and suit.

1. The rank specifier lets you choose what rank you want the four cards to be (Aces count as the lowest rank). Card 1 and Card 2 must be set to specific cards. Card 3 and Card 4 can be set to a range, or to a specific card. For example, to set Card 3 to "8", and Card 4 to any face card, set Card 3 to "8 to 8", and Card 4 to "J to K".

2. The suit specifier lets you choose how you want the cards to be suited. The letters stand for any suit. Choosing "All" will match any suit combination. "BCDE" specifies a rainbow starting hand, meaning a hand containing 4 cards of different suits. "BBBB" means a hand containing all of one suit, "BBBC" means a hand with three cards of one suit, etc. The "Card X = Suit Y" optionally lets you specify which rank the suits are. For example, if you want to find all hands where you were dealt any "A233", with the Ace single suited, you would specify "A233" for the rank specifier, and "BBCD" for the suit specifier. You would set "Card X = Suit Y" to "1 = B", meaning one of the "B" suits is an Ace.

Once you have set your card specifier, you can get statistics on how that 4 card Omaha starting hand does by clicking the "Get Data" button. The statistics generated are (example shows any A2xx hand, for all suit combinations):

Starting Card specifier (Card:Rank):
	Card 1 : A
	Card 2 : 2
	Card 3 : A-K
	Card 4 : A-K
Suit specifier: ALL, N/A, N/A

Total times dealt: 100 out of 1471 hands (6.80%)
Percent of times won money when not folded preflop: 43.30% (42/97)
Average won/lost when dealt: $-0.24 (-0.20 BB) ($-23.75/100)

Average results when not folded preflop:
	Win/Loss: $-0.22 (-0.19 big bets) ($-21.75/97)
	Win: $3.90 (3.55 big bets) ($164.00/42)
	Loss: $3.44 (3.11 big bets) ($185.75/54)
Total win/loss (not folded preflop): -$21.75 (-18.75 big bets)
When not folded preflop:
	won money - 43.30%, lost money - 55.67%, even money - 1.03%

Total loss when folded preflop: -$2.00 (1.25 big bets)
Percent of times folded preflop: 3.00% (3/100)

Showdown statistics:
	Showed down when not fold preflop: 36.08%, (35/97)

	Got high and low hand: 0.00%, (0/35)
	Got high hand: 0.00%, (0/35)
	Got low hand: 65.71%, (23/35)

	Pots scooped: 0.00%, (0/35)
	Pots three quarter or better: 0.00%, (0/35)
	Pots half or better: 42.86%, (15/35)
	Pots quarter or better: 22.86%, (8/35)
	Pots won something or better: 0.00%, (0/35)
The statistics displayed are:


III. Showdown/Dealt/All hands

A note about the "Showdown hands only/Dealt hands only/All hands" radio boxes:

This option lets you use only hands where the player showed down cards in a showdown in calculating starting card statistics, or only hands where the user was dealt cards in the hand history in calculating starting card statistics. When viewing data about other players, you usually want this option set to Showdown hands only, since you only know other player's hole cards when they showdown their hands. When viewing data about yourself, you usually want to set this option to Dealt hands only, since you want to see how well you do with starting cards even when you have folded them before the showdown.


IV. Tips

Set the filter to 8-10 handed games only if you play mainly full handed tables, to see how well you do with various Omaha starters. Try to avoid hands that mainly only win high a low percentage of the time, or only win low a small percentage of the time. Of course, take the fact that you make or lose money with the hand into account, since every player's situation is different from other players.



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