Saturday, October 4, 2008

Looser Counts

Someone taught me to count loosers in stead of high card points of a hand. It comprises of some basic rules:
1. A suit can have maximum of 3 loosers, hence total 12 in a hand. Initially assume a hand to have 12 loosers.
2. Each ace contributes -1/2 looser , king -1 looser and and queen -1 and 1/2 looser.

Consider a hand:
♠ AKT ♥Q65 ♦T98 ♣K32

It will have 12(initial_loosers)-0.5-1(for ♠)-1.5(for &hearts)-0(for ♦)-1(for ♣)=8loosers.