Card Removal Effect

  • When judging odds and outs player's need to keep tab on certain card-removal effects by known cards. Every card that is known and is either in a player's hand or board can no longer be part of the deck and thus is removed as an out.
    This is especially important in games like Stud where a lot more cards are known to the player from the other player's boards. Card removal effects are blocking certain outs or run-outs and are important to consider when calculating pot-odds and expected value.

    A blocker for example is nothing else than a card that has a removal effect on combinations of hands. Reading those effects correctly in terms of their severity and target can result in much higher expected value using them to bluff or bluffcatch effectively.

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