Relative Handstrength

  • Relative handstrength is expressed as the handstrength of a holding in flop style games with community cards in relation to the amount of better hands possible
    Relative handstrength is used to change the absolute handstrength of a starting hand or holding according to the action and situation. Absolute handstrength always expresses the strength of a hand versus any two cards, while relative hand strength expresses the strength of a hand versus the range of holdings opponents have determined by the action and situation. The situation can change according to community cards or the board development in Stud type games.

    The more better hands can be made with the range of hands possible to be held by the opponents versus the player's own holding, the less value in relative handstrength the player's holding has.

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