Texas hold ’em win probabilities

Posted to Statistical Visualization  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Software engineer Chris Beaumont visualized the strength of opponent hands in Texas hold ’em, given any other hand. This is based on counting about 1.3 trillion possible combinations.

Simply enter a card combination, and the grid shows the win-loss percentage differences for all possible opponent hands. Each card value (e.g. 2 or a King) pair is represented as a four by four grid to show each suit (e.g. heart or spade). The above is the strengths of an opponent’s hand given you have a four of hearts and a queen of spades. Red indicates higher chances of you losing and blue indicates higher chances of you winning.

See also the grids for hand frequency and average hand strength.

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