Analyze Deal Instructions
The Analyze Deal page allows you to
select any four-tile deal. The program will then show you the three
possible divisions of your tiles, and the frequency with which you will
win, lose, or push if you play those divisions. You will also learn your
expected return for each division.
First, you select the four tiles of the
deal that you wish to analyze. In the table that shows all 16 tiles, click
with your mouse on the tiles that make up your deal. When you click on a
tile to select it, that tile will appear in one of the four outlined
spaces below. If you want both tiles of a pair, simply click on the tile
Note that in this version of the Analyze
Deal page, two of the tiles are already selected for you. Members of
PaiGow.com have access to the Analyze Deal page that allows them to select
all four tiles. If you wish more information on joining PaiGow.com, go here.
If you change your mind about which tiles
to select, click on one of the four tiles that have been selected. When
you click on a selected tile, it is removed, and you can replace it with
In order to perform its analysis, the
program needs to know whether you are the banker or your opponent is
banker. Choose one of the radio buttons:
Then, click on "Show the
analysis" to start the program.
You will then see the results of the
analysis. Below is a sample results table:
You will see the three possible divisions
of the four-tile deal that you selected. Each division will be named:
"Best High," or "Best Low," etc. You will also
see the values of the high and low hands for each division, as well as
pictures of how the tiles are divided. For example, if you play the Best
High division of these tiles, your high hand will be Wong, and your low
hand will be six.
Below each division, you will see the
percentage of time that you will win, lose, or push with your opponent if
you play that division. For example, if you play the Best High
division of these tiles, you will win the deal 50.0% of the time,
lose the deal 9.7% of the time, and push 40.3% of the time.
Below the win/lose/push percentages, you
will see your expected return if you play that division. For example, if
you play the Best High division of these tiles, and you bet $100,
you expect, on average, to win $37.77. On your $100 bet, you will win $95
50.0% of the time, you will lose your bet 9.7% of the time, and that
averages out to an expected win of $34.15.
The computation assumes that your
opponent is playing the traditional strategy. You can find details of that
strategy in PaiGow.com's Tutorial Chapter 5: The
Traditional Strategy. The computation also assumes that the house is
charging a 5% commission on your winning bets.
For more on expected returns, read the
Tutorial Chapter 7: Betting, Commission, and Expected
If you are not familiar with the terms
"Best High" division and "Best Low" division, read the
Tutorial Chapter 4: Naming the Divisions.
Return to the Analyze Deal page.