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**LovePokerHateMath** Hi, I am looking to build a statistic for a poker database and just after a little bit of help to construct it as I know it will be useful for what I am trying to achieve but unsure of how best to express it.

Problem: Put simply, there are 4 seats. A(acts first), B, C, D(acts last). And the seats move round in a clockwise direction for every hand of the game. It is alway an advantage to sit in a seat greater then your opponent, ie B has an advantage over A but C has the advantage over B, etc. Obviously different players have different styles. Some players play an exact amount of hands regardless of what seat there are in, 15%. Other players may play the same amount of hands but the distribution of their 15% of hands is weighted more towards Seats C & D to capitalize on the advantage they have in these seats.

I am just wondering what would be the best method to express what we would like to know, ie is the player playing the same % of hands in each seat? Or weighting their hands towards seat C & D.

plays = voluntarily plays hand

opp = Opportunities to play

(( D plays / D opp) + ( C plays / C opp) - ( C plays / C opp) - ( A plays / A opp)) * 100 / ( D Total plays / D Total opp))

Is there a better way to indicate this?

Factors for consideration: I have simplified the game of poker several fold here. Most players who play in seat A will play with a stronger holding, gradually increasing their holdings. The volume of hands needed to play to make this 100% accurate will never be achieved.

Thanks to anyone that takes some time to look at this.