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Mathematical Misconceptions in Poker

Mathematical Misconceptions in Poker Pot Odds and MDF are foundational mathematical formulas in poker. This article will start with some common definitions and a cheat sheet, then explain how these common definitions lead to misconceptions about game theory optimal poker. Cheat sheet Note – Alpha/MDF are only correct when making the first bet. What do…

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MDF & Alpha

MDF & Alpha Minimum Defence Frequency and Alpha are metrics on poker that determine how wide someone needs to defend facing a certain bet size. If you defend too wide, then your opponent can own you with value bets. If you defend too tight, then they can run you over with bluffs. So a good…