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Draws

Hitting or missing your draws can be a crucial factor in your success. Did you hit your draws but lose anyway? Or did you miss your draws and still win? The analysis pane's draws chart shows you all that and more. We encourage you to read the analysis pane User Guide page before reading this tutorial.

The draws chart shows you a lot of information at a glance:
  • The number of times you played each draw type
  • The number of times you hit each draw type
  • The number of times you missed each draw type
  • The theoretical average number of times you should have hit and missed
  • The ratio of wins to losses after hitting each draw type
  • The ratio of wins to losses after missing each draw type
 
Green Hits, Red Misses
The green segments of each draw type bar shows you how many times you hit each type of draw in the interval you've chosen. The actual count is shown as a white number at the top of the green segment (in white for bars tall enough for the number to fit in, and in gray above the bar when the number doesn't fit in the bar.) The red segments of each bar shows you how many times you missed each type of draw, along with the actual count in white or gray. And the total height of each red + green segment shows you how many times you actually played each draw type.

 
Above or Below Average
The yellow lines across each bar are the statistical hit/miss lines. They show you whether you hit your draws more or less often than you should have. For example, in the chart above, FZHeroPlayer1 hit his inside straight draws far more often than could be expected on average. He hit his inside straight draws 3 out of 5 times when he should have hit them less than 1 out of 5 times on average. On the other hand, he missed all three of his small flush draws. He should have made about 1 of 3 on average.

But how can you make a hand a fractional number of times? You can't. FlopZoom shows you a weighted average of your odds of hitting the draws you had on the flop and on the turn. On draws that you flopped, you had two more streets to hit your draw. On draws that you picked up on the turn, you only had one more street to hit. FlopZoom calculates a weighted average of all your flop and turn draw odds.

So, for example, if you should have hit your outside straight draws 20% of the time for the particular mix outside straight draws you flopped and turned, the yellow line appears 20% down from the top of the total bar height. This is about what happened in the above chart. But since the interval is only one session, you'll be looking at a very small hand sample size. You'll get fractional averages like 0.8 misses and 0.2 hits.

Here's a career's worth of draws. Still a small sample, but the average lines better represent true hit and miss hand counts.

 
Win / Loss Ratios
The black lines with the "+" above and "-" below show you how many times you won or lost when you hit and missed your draws. The area below each black line represents the times you lost the hand, and the area above each black line represents the times you won the hand. You might see two black lines in a single bar: one in the red segment and one in the green segment. The black line in the red segment shows how many times you won and lost the hand when you missed your draw. The black line in the green segment shows how many times you won and lost the hand when you hit your draw.

In the outside straights bar above, you can see that FZHeroPlayer1 won one out of three times even after he missed his straight. The black win/loss indicator appears about 1/3 from the top of the red segment of the outside straights bar.

When you won or lost every time you hit your draws, only a "+" (won every time) or "-" (lost every time) appears in the green segment. Likewise, when you won or lost every time you missed your draws, only a "+" or "-" appears in the red segment.

In the same outside straights bar above, FZHeroPlayer1 won ever time he made his straight, and the single black "+" in the bottom left corner of the green segment shows this. And, of course, in the straight flushes bar, we see that he missed all four straight flush draws and lost every time he had them. Hard to make those straight flushes!

To see exactly how many times you hit and missed and won and lost, just click on a bar. The text below the chart will tell you. Below, we've clicked the inside straights bar and we see that the player won all the hands where he hit his inside straight and won 17 of the 37 hands where he missed his inside straights.


 
The Draw Types
We should explain exactly what each of the draw types are at this point.

Draw TypeSpecific Meaning
Outside straightsOutside straight draws, player holding one or more straight card
Inside straightsInside straight draws, player holding one or more straight card
Ace-high straightsInside or outside straight draws, player holding the ace
Small flushesFlush draw, player holding one or two flush cards smaller than 9s
Big flushesFlush draw, player holding one or two flush cards bigger than 10s
Ace-high flushesFlush draw, player holding the suited ace and possibly another suited card
Outside combosOutside straight draw and flush draw, player holding one or more straight and flush cards
Inside combosInside straight draw and flush draw, player holding one or more straight and flush cards
Straight flushInside or outside straight flush draw, player holding one or more straight flush cards

 
Flopped and Turned Draws
By default, the draws chart shows you the weighted average of all flopped and turned draws. You can filter the results to show only draws that you flopped or those that you turned. The preflop button is disabled since you don't really have draws preflop. And, of course, the river button is disabled.

 
Opponent Count
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You can instantly see whether you hit/missed and won/lost with your draws short handed and heads-up. Just click the any, full, short, or heads-up buttons.

 
Position
To see whether you hit your draws in early, middle, late, or a specific position, just click one of the position buttons. You'll probably see that you hit more draws and won more hands even if you missed your draws in late position than early position.


 
Intervals
Did you hit and win more than you should have in a session? Or did you miss and lose more often than you should have in a month? Click any of the interval buttons to find out.


 
More Details
Here's a little more information for inquiring minds:
  • Folding a draw: if you flopped or turned a draw but folded before the next street, it doesn't count.
  • Playing the board: one or both hole cards must play on flopped draws, but not on turn draws.
  • Draw and a made hand: draws always count, even if you flopped or turned a made hand (such as top set).
 

Instant Playback
If you are looking at a single session, you can click any draw bar to play back all the relevant hands. If you click back to the playback pane you'll see just the hands in which the selected player had that draw type loaded into the hands list.
 

Summary
The draws chart shows whether you (or any other player in your current session) made your draws and how often you won when you did or didn't make your draws. Hitting your draws or missing them can have a huge effect on your results. We'll be touching on how you and other players actually played their draws in the bets and calls tutorial pages.

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