Edge.Poker is an online Texas Hold'em poker odds calculator and analyzer developed by Stockenja. We calculate chances of you holding a winning hand automatically based on just your hand, number of players and the shared cards quickly. This gives players the ability to make quick good decision during an actual game on your desktop, tablet or phone.

Moreover, we believe Edge.poker can train beginners or experienced players to get better at their game. It uses some interesting mathematics concepts (mainly around probability theory) to help poker players make better decisions and improve their game. Some of the mathematics that are used include Kelly criterion and Monte Carlo simulation.

## Why Use Edge.Poker?

Because Edge.poker is a calculator and analyzer that will give you an edge to achieve long term profitability in Texas Hold'Em. This is achieved by aiding players to place value bets as often as possible. We also believe that our online calculator can train players to become better over the long run.

Most strategies and sophisticated poker odds calculators or analyzer rely on the concept of guessing opponents' hands. Mathematically speaking, guessing opponents' hands relies heavily on individual's skill and it is heavily biased. Bias causes highly volatile performance, if not losing a lot of money. Furthermore, it is impossible to mathematically prove that a heuristic strategy or one's ability to read another player's hand is profitable in the long term.

Due to our mathematical approach of estimating probability, the advice given is mathematically guaranteed to produce maximum profitability in the long run. We use the Kelly Citerion to help players to achieve maximum profitability over the long term. Please note that you may still lose money in some games. But, in the long run, you should be profitable.

Other than that, Edge.poker offer top opponents' hands analysis given the shared cards. Our post-flop opponents' hands analysis can quickly train you to identify what are some of the dangerous opponent hands. This is very helpful when you are new to the game.

## What is Edge.Poker?

Edge.poker provides the following features:

1. Your winning odds based on only known cards.Edge.poker provides a free version of the calculator that assumes no player fold in Texas Hold'em. If you want to use hand-range to estimate winning chances, consider signing up for our premium version. In both the free and premium version, we have allow users to use just the user's hand, shared cards and the number of players to estimate the odds.
2. Opponents' average win rate. This is calculated as: (1 - My Win Rate)/(Num of Players - 1)
3. Hand Rank. We developed a hand rank system based on the hand's winning odds. Double aces would have the highest odds of winning and therefore it is on the rank 1 hand. The stronger the hand, the higher the rank.
4. Top hands that you could lose to after flop. This feature helps you to understand the risk and also to exercise judgement on whether your opponents have those hands. This feature also help beginners to reduce bias when having good hands because you will be trained to always identify the cards that can beat yours.
5. Recommended action. The recommended action is provided automatically based on your probability of winning.
6. Optimal Bet Size. Optimal Bet Size is based on: (1) the number of opponents that are still in the game, and (2) the odds of winning. The number of opponents that are still in the game is related to the pot odds. You can view it as the reward-to-risk ratio:

Pot Odds >= One round reward-to-risk ratio (==number of opponents still playing)

We chose not to use pot odds because it is hard to calculate in real life. But, the number of opponents who are still playing is something everyone can grasp immediately. Using the above formula, we know that the actual pot odds is always greater than the number of opponents still playing. Hence, the number of opponents still playing is somewhat like a lower limit for the pot odds, which is easy to figure out.

So, depending on how many opponents are still in the game, you can quickly determine the (approximated) optimal bet size.

Using the winning odds and the reward-to-risk ratio, we use the Kelly criterion to compute the optimal bet size.
7. Designed to be used real-time while playing online poker. To make it usable in real-life game, we ensured that Edge.Poker is responsive and we tried hard to reduce the number of interactions to compute the final result.

## Comparing Edge.Poker

Here's a table that compares Edge.Poker calculator to the other calculators and analyzers:

ItemEdge.PokerOther Calculators & Analyzers
Only need hands, shared cards & number of playersYesNo
Speed of inputFast (under 15 seconds)Slow
Usable while playingYesNo
Mobile FriendlyYesNo
Hand RankYesNo
Top Opponent Hand AnalysisYesNo
Recommended actionYesNo
Optimal bet sizeYesNo
Hand-range-based analysisAvailable in PremiumMost don't have it

## When to use Edge.Poker?

Edge.Poker is best used during online Texas Hold'em poker cash game.

You can also use it for tournament as well. However, tournament is heavily dependent on how good your luck is during the early phases. The more chips you rack up earlier, the more helpful Edge.Poker will be.

We believe that consistently using Edge.Poker in every online game will help improve your performance the most.

If you have not read our "How-to-Use" page, we highly suggest you to read it here.