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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 twice.

Note that in this version of the Analyze Deal page, two of the tiles are already selected for you. Members of have access to the Analyze Deal page that allows them to select all four tiles. If you wish more information on joining, 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 another selection.

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'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 Return.

If you are not familiar with the terms "Best High" division and "Best Low" division, read the Tutorial Chapter 4: Naming the Divisions.

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