Here is a sampling of OFO's odds charts. See menus above for more or to download!



HEADS UP ODDS CHART: IN POSITION


*cards to come






RUNNER-RUNNER: 3-FLUSH (heads up)

If you are 3 to the flush, use this chart to determine the odds of hitting runner-runner flush cards on any given street during the hand.

An example of how to use the chart: You are playing out of position and have Ad Kd 3d in back, and your opponent has 2 of your suit. You are are dealt your 7th street card. If it is not a diamond, there are now 13 known cards, 8 diamond outs remaining in the deck, and a 36% chance to go runner-runner with 6 cards to come.





FRONT ROW ROYALTY EQUIVALENCIES

Back row royalties are a common part of Open Face Chinese scoring. And, when you're dealt good cards, it's an easy way to rack up the points. But there is also value to be found in the front row. Use this chart to remind yourself what kind of scoring can be had up front.

















ODDS FACTS - TYPICAL SITUATIONS IN HEADS UP PLAY WHERE YOU NEED TO MAKE A DECISION. CLICK TEXT TO SEE A PICTURE OF THE HAND IN ACTION.


ODDS FACT #1

On 6th street -- if you are 4 to the flush and two of your outs are dead, you are still a 76% favorite to flush by 13th street.


ODDS FACT #2

On 7th street: if you are 4 to the flush in the back, with two of your suit dead, but you also have two overcards to a pair in the middle, you have a 95% chance to either hit your flush or one of your overs.

ODDS FACT #3

On 8th street: With a live small pair and two live unders in the back, and a big pair in the middle, your odds of making trips or two pair in the back by 13th street is 78%.








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