@ Gam – Poker Software, www.gamsoft.ru
@ Oasis-Poker Pro, version 1.90, June 2007
Draw any number of cards, buy extra card, second draw, different draw rules (price and restricts), number of boxes, buy game, insurance etc.
You can inquire about detailed analysis of the position and expectation of all possible moves. All faults are attended with messages about the cost of mistake. Session statistics includes number of deals, results of the game, average mistake. All statistics is both common and for boxes.
Supported game rules
Simulation program (”oapokersim.exe”) perform up to 100 millions deal for the specified game. Current results are on a screen. Detailed listing of what happened in first 1000 deals if in “oa_log.htm” file. This file is created in a program folder. If a program is on CD or other protected place, this file will be created in Windows folder
“Menu -> Expert -> Run simulator...” – start stimulation
“Menu -> Expert -> Read log…” - open simulation log-file.
“Ctrl-C” – stop simulation program
“P” – pause simulation program. You may need it for comfortable work with other programs, because simulation takes a lot of CPU resources. Press any key to continue.
-s1000 – run separate sessions of 1000 hands (or any other number).
Reading simulation program output
10 million deals was played
At box 1 we lose 773444 antes. Mathematical expectation is -0.77%+-0.17% with reliability 0.95, dispersion 7.51, standard deviation - 2.74.
At box 2 we win 4893 ante. Mathematical expectation is 0.05%+-0.17% with reliability 0.95, dispersion 7.71, standard deviation 2.78.
Average of two boxes with even bet.
Mathematical expectation -0.36%, covariation 0.33,
Total for game on two boxes Mathematical expectation –0.72%, dispersion 15.89, standard deviation 3.99
· «Deal» - to start new deal
· «Rules» - payments table, rules of exchange, insurance, game buying, etc.
· «Check moves» - to check all your moves, in case of wrong decision, you will see a window with detailed analysis of the mistake
· «Hint» - to analyze the position and get a list of possible moves
· «Open» - to open/close all known cards.
· «Repeat» - to start new deal. Deal same cards.
Attention! Program allows you to change rules in the middle of the deal and try to apply it immediately. But in some case this may not be 100% correct. Especially after the draw. You may use “Repeat” button to find yourself in the same situation and new rules.
“Allowed” - allow drawing from 1 to 5 cards or buying 6-th card.
“Price” – the price of the corresponding draw
“Should bet” – player must bet after this draw
“Second table” – worse table will be used if player wins after this draw
“Dealer plays from pair” – dealer plays from pair deuces after this draw
“No ante” – if player win after this draw, he will not receive ante. Only bet will be paid.
“2-nd draw” – second draw of one card is possible after this draw. Price and restrictions of the second draw is in the last column.
Number of boxes may be from 1 to 7
Consecutive draw means that player on first box make all his decisions before the second box.
Parallel draw mean that all players make first decision, then receive new cards, then bet or fold.
Mixed draw – parallel on first round, consecutive on second.
Dealer plays from…
Minimum dealer game may be Ace-King or Pair.
Second combo box is using in some unusual games where dealer plays, for example from pair of fours, eights or AKQ. If minimum game is pair, the second combo box is the value of a pair. If minimum game is AK, the second combo box is the value of the third card.
· “Allow“ - minimal combination that allow insurance bet
· “1/2 max” – maximum insurance bet is a half of payout for combination
· “Can’t lose” – if dealer have a game better than player, insurance don’t lose
· “No buy game” –buy game to dealer is not allowed after insurance
· “No ante” – if insurance win (no game), ante is not paid
· “Plus ante” – if insurance win (no game), extra ante is paid
· “Price” – price of buy game
· “Draw” – what card dealer draw, when player buy game to him. If dealer plays from AK it must be high card. If he plays from pair, it may be either high or low card
· “Second attempt when draw same card” – if dealer draw card and receive card of the same value, he must draw it again
· «Blind» - player pay for possible buy game before dealer opens his cards. If dealer has a game, money is not returned
Double combination (Russian poker)
The game called Russian Poker was designed
in casino Europe in Moscow.
Its specific is double combinations on 5 or 6 cards.
All possible double combinations:
R+FS, R+F, R+S, FS+FS, FS+F, FS+S, FS+AK, 4+32, 4+AK*, 32+32, 32+AK, F+F, F+S, F+2, F+AK, S+S, S+AK, 3+AK*, 22+22, 22+AK*, 2+AK*
Notations: R = Royal flush, FS = Straight-Flush,
4 = 4 of a kind, 32 = Full house, F = Flush,
S = Straight, 3 = 3 of a kind, 22 = Two pairs, 2 = Pair, AK = Ace-King
* - double combination is possible on 5 cards
· R+2, R+AK can not be, because actually they are R+S
· FS+2 can not be, because actually it is FS+S
· S+2 can not be, because actually it is S+S
Straight + Pair
Game variation, where 998765 is counted as «Straight + Pair», and only 987654 is counted as «Straight + Straight». In classic version of the game both are «Straight + Straight».
“Win” – AK of a player always win against AK of a dealer
“Stay” - AK of a player always equal to AK of a dealer
Here you may change payouts for specific poker combinations.
“No ante” - if player wins, he will not receive ante. Only bet will be paid according to the table.
“Max” – maximum payout.
«Standard table» - load the standard payout table 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 20, 50, 100
«Dealer AK pay 1 to 1» - if dealer has AK, any combination is paid 1 to 1
· “Free info exchange” – all boxes are opened from the beginning of deal.
“Reshuffle discarded cards” – all cards
that player draw immediately shuffled with the deck. Though player may receive
back cards that he draw
“Program select draw variants” – analyzer selects
draw variants according to its opinion. This feature may increase the speed. This
it especially useful when second draw is allowed.
But, if the rules are very unusual, some draw variant may be missed. So use it carefully.
· “OK” – accept selected rules. Save them in a current rule file
· “Cancel” – do not accept the selected rule. Restore previously selected rules.
· “Standard” – select standard rules: 1 box, draw 1 card for ante, standard table
· «Ally» - the game with ally.
· «Beacon only» - partner inform you how many of his cards match to the dealer open card. If this flag is switched off, we see all his cards.
· «See cards by boxes» - number of cards ally see, when we play on our boxes. This allows to simulate various situations according to the conditions of your real game.
“New” - create new file with standard rules.
“Save as…” - open file with game rules.
“Open…” - save game rules in another file.
“Game rules…” – open game rules window
“New session” – start new session. Statistics is renewed.
“Suggest buy game” – you can set up minimal combination, when it will be offered to buy a game.
“Sort” – how to sort cards in boxes
Special training mode allows intensive practice of difficult positions. You can set up, what cards to deal. For example: «4-straight» means that there would be four cards for straight in the next deal. At the same time there could be o pair, straight, 4-flush or flush, AK or nothing.
You can set up several flags. For example: small pair + 4-flush or AK + 4-straight.
“Check moves” - to check all your moves, in case of wrong decision, you will see a window with detailed analysis of the mistake.
“Run simulator...” – start stimulation
“Read log…” - open simulation log-file
“Method” – select algorithm used by analysis program. Separate search method is more accurate. Combinatorial method is quick and its accuracy is also sufficient for most situations.
"All seen cards opened"
"Don't suggest removing error from statistics"
A group of buttons to the right of the current box:
· “Bet” - make a bet and switch to the next box or game round.
· “Fold” - decide not to play and switch to the next box or game round.
· “Draw” - change framed cards and switch to the next box or game round.
· “Buy” - buy six card and switch to the next box or game round.
· “Insurance” - make a bet and insurance bet and switch to the next box or game round.
If you are in a buy game situation, you will see the corresponding check-box near player cards and button “Ante” or “Buy” near the dealer cards.
Top five cards are the dealer cards. Usually one of them is opened.
The lines below are player cards (from 1 to 7 boxes).
Small squares in the bottom – gone out cards (exchanged or thrown out).
Click a card to change its state. Green frame - throw out a card.
Statistics window is situated in the right top part of the screen.
Numbers in the first line means:
· Number of deals, made from the beginning of the session
· Result of session
· Sum of errors
· Average error
In lines below the same digits separately for boxes
Appear when player press “Hint” button.
The is a list of possible move and there expectations
Draw is represented with line consists of “0” and “1” symbols
“1” – hold card, “0” – discard card
Draw 11101 means exchange of 4-th card
Draw 00000 means exchange of all 5 cards
Draw 11111 means buy of 6-th card
When player makes error in check moves mode the “Wrong decision” window is appeared. It contains the table with possible moves and expectations. It also shows the cost of made mistake. You may ask program not to count this error in statistics, if made it by accident (press wrong button, did not notice possible flush, etc.) and pretty sure, that you would not make such mistake in real game.
Special mode for team play player is switch on with “Ally” option in “Rules” window. In this mode two fields appeared in the right part of screen. There are the number of cards seen by player’s partner and the number of his card that is match to the dealer open card (DOC).
Analysis program use this information when counting possible dealer combinations and not use it when counting possible player draw variants. Simulation program also simulate team play when counting expectation and dispersion of the game.
Position setup mode is switched on with “Open” button. The deck of small cards appeared in the right bottom part of screen.
Use mouse to point the current position in a player, dealer hand or dead cards. The current card is in a black frame. Click a card in a deck to move it to the current position. Use the closed card in the deck to remove a card from current position. Used cards have a gray background.
Preparation for the game consists of 3 parts:
1. Finding profitable game
2. Working out approximate winning strategy
3. Learning to play with sufficient advantage
Searching for profitable game
Setup game rules in the rules dialog. Run simulation program. Check up results. Look at expectation and distribution of the game to decide if it is good enough for you.
Working out approximate winning strategy
Use the setup position mode to study typical situations. You can make a detailed paper-version of strategy, but my opinion that it is not necessary. I suggest that you just study some typical situations to understand the logic of the game. Then you just play with the check move mode switched on. After you play several thousand deals in Oasis‑Poker Pro, you will have a good feeling of the game and the winning strategy would be in you head.
Learning to play with sufficient advantage
Play the game with check move mode switch on. Every time you make wrong move, the “Wrong decision” window is appeared. It contains the table with possible moves and expectations. It also shows the cost of made mistake. If you make a costly mistake (more than 2%) you should stop and examine the situation. This is the critical point in you preparation. You are not a robot and you can not play without mistakes at all. The goal is to avoid expensive mistakes.
The main criterion of you skill is the average mistake. It is in the last column of statistics window. Take into account, that digit is of any sense when you play at least 200 deals (the more the best). If you subtract this digit from the game expectation, you receive expectation for your current skill level.
For example, Oasis-Poker Simulator shows that in the specified game perfect player has 3% advantage. You study the game, play one thousand deals in Oasis-Poker Pro and you average error is 1%. That means, that you real expectation in this game is 2%.
Free demo version allows you to play casino-poker with any supported rules. Analysis is only available on standard rules: one or two boxes draw 1 card for ante, standard table.