## Maths of PLO, Ep. 1 (mini trailer)

So my blog just made it onto the frontpage of the DC blog portal on the â€œMost Commentedâ€ lists. As a thank-you to my readers Iâ€™ve actually gone and finished one of my â€œlazy Sundayâ€ projects, and I give you the 7-minutes-long episode 1 trailer of my envisioned â€œMathematics of PLOâ€ series.

In the video I discuss basic combinatorics in the context of PLO starting hands, and demonstrate how to calculate the % of PLO starting hands that are AAxx. You can find the video here and the ppt presentation here

### jjd323 posted on February 22, 2010 at 23:29 PM

I just noticed a mistake on the slide about counting AAAA where the function C(4,4) is evaluated to equal 4; it should equal 1.

### Buzz posted on February 23, 2010 at 01:28 AM

Can you cover the topic of "how often is the flop has flush draw, how often flop is rainbow", etc?
I am interested in most common situations because I can prepare for them and not situations like flopping full houses, etc.
This topic is common to both holdem and PLO. (odds change little bit based on side cards).

### jjd323 posted on February 23, 2010 at 01:41 AM

I guess I could do flop combinatorics, although those are "Hold'Em" numbers (PLO is indeed a Hold'Em variant). I have a little side-project where I am graphing how the nuts/2nd nuts/3rd nuts change on certain flop textures too, but it's proving both very time and resource intensive so I might not get that stuff out so soon.

### Sean' posted on February 23, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Good trailer, and thanks for the links to http://seanpoker.net -- several other articles in the same vein are coming up.
I will certainly read (and comment) yours too.