Wednesday, March 14, 2012

a post I made on providing results when discussing hands

people were discussing whether or not providing results had a positive or negative effect on hand analysis. These were my thoughts:

if providing the results would help someone objectively weight a distribution/range then they are of benefit. The difficulty is determining how such information could be used to objectively weight the range. we could arbitrarily assign some kind of value by which the actual hand gains weight and other hands in the range lose weight, but how do we decide how much weight to add? And by default shouldn't we be taking this type of weighting into account when constructing our actual range? Such that the revelation of any one hand should never be an argument for or against constructing or weighting a final range. Only the arguments/analysis behind constructing/weighting that range should be up for debate.

In the end proper objective analysis would not require results. However in practical application when two ranges are being constructed/weighted differently the results (in conjunction with all known information) could be used to very slightly tip the scales towards a certain weighted distribution. However knowing when to apply such knowledge and how much deference to give it is very tricky indeed.

I think the best plan would probably be to attempt to analyze a hand without the information and only resort to it in a particular instance where to people have provided logically sound but slightly differing views on a hand and having the results might help to determine which might be more correct. With the understanding that it still would not necessarily prove one right or one wrong.

reading above sounds a lot like I'm "an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." (macbeth)

1 comment:

jass said...

You’ve said it all beautiful. I like it.
Great Job!

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