What is a random hand versus a “non-random” hand and how do they affect my reports?
Most hands dealt on Omaha Poker Training are considered randomly dealt. However, in the poker game, you are able to configure (“fix”) which hands are dealt to you. For example, you might decide to have the software only deal you double-suited hands, or rundowns. If you do this, the hand will be considered a non-random hand.
You can also “freeze” the button in the game. For example, you might ask to only be dealt in the Big Blind, to practice from that position. These hands would also be considered non-random, since paying the big blind every hand would certainly affect your results.
Therefore, these hands do not show up in your reports, to avoid skewing your statistics. If you wish to show these hands anyway, you can uncheck the box that says Show randomly dealt hands only.
That all being said, there are a several exceptions to this rule:
“Overview” page: If any hands in a session were non-random, and Show randomly dealt hands only is checked, that entire session is eliminated from the stats shown on this page.
“Performance…Positions” page of your report: If you froze the button in the poker game, these hands will always show up on the Positions page, regardless of the status of the Show randomly dealt hands only checkbox. This is because freezing the button does not affect your statistics for individual positions.
“Performance…Difficulties” page: Same as the Overview Page: If any hands in a session were non-random, and Show randomly dealt hands only is checked, that entire session is eliminated from the stats shown.
“Hand Analysis” page: On this page, Show randomly dealt hands only is ignored, because in most cases you’ll want to see all hands that were in your top 5, or tagged by you.