April 3, 2010 – 10:41 am | 7 Comments

I’ve compiled a short (just 7-pages) e-book, an introduction to the mathematics of poker. It’s basically covers how to calculate your expected value in a certain spot – starting with explaining what EV is, all …

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## Get My Free Pocket Guide to Poker Odds

Submitted by on March 15, 2010 – 7:59 pm5 Comments

Have you ever wondered how well a suited connector does against a pocket pair? Or how likely a set on the flop is likely to hold up against an open ended straight flush draw? Or what your chances of flopping a straight draw are with a hand like 3-5?

I’ve compiled some of what I feel are the most relevant of these odds into one short/simple ebook. It includes some information on starting hands, comparisons of hand types, among other things.

And I’m giving it away for free for anyone who signs up to get the free email updates for this blog, so if that sounds good to you, sign up now (it’s free)!

• Farinelli says:

Hey Derrick, this is amazing stuff here keep it up! Let's do some poker soon, although I think I might die… 😛

• Minh Geisler says:

Wow! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a completely different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!

• Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and in depth information you provide.
It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed information.