# How does Flopzilla calculate Equity?

Las VegasRed Chipper Posts: 31 ✭✭
I am taking SplitSuit's advice and am watching Poker Sessions on YouTube and trying to calculate EV. One part of that is figuring out the Equity in the EV equation. So, I have to have correct equities to plug into the formula. The hand in question is AK vs QQ. Because I know the specific hands, I use the rule of 4/2 (which may not apply here since there is no flop yet) and I get 6 outs (for AK) x4 which comes out to 24%. Flopzilla has the equity at 43.24%. This is all before the flop.
So, I know that I am wrong here. How do I get to 43% or is this one of those things where I have to keep working with Flopzilla every day and just try my best to memorize the equity of certain hands vs. hands/ranges? And if so, are there any shortcuts anyone can share to make this second-nature?

• Red Chipper Posts: 1,196 ✭✭✭✭
4/2 rule is a quick estimate for post flop equity only. Preflop equity would take into consideration the possible ways a hand can win counting all 5 cards post flop.
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1AMPOKER_ wrote: »
I am taking SplitSuit's advice and am watching Poker Sessions on YouTube and trying to calculate EV. One part of that is figuring out the Equity in the EV equation. So, I have to have correct equities to plug into the formula. The hand in question is AK vs QQ. Because I know the specific hands, I use the rule of 4/2 (which may not apply here since there is no flop yet) and I get 6 outs (for AK) x4 which comes out to 24%. Flopzilla has the equity at 43.24%. This is all before the flop.
So, I know that I am wrong here. How do I get to 43% or is this one of those things where I have to keep working with Flopzilla every day and just try my best to memorize the equity of certain hands vs. hands/ranges? And if so, are there any shortcuts anyone can share to make this second-nature?

There are a bunch of preflop hand vs hand equities you'll either learn through repetition or from using a resource like Doug's "Math Geeks" book.