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# Q-ratio

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The Q-ratio (also known as Q number or just Q) is used in poker tournament strategy. It is also known as the "weak force." The Q-ratio describes the relation of the player's stack to the tournament players' average stack. A low Q-ratio implies disadvantage against opponents. Q-ratio on freezeouts is calculated using the following method.

$Q = frac \left\{currentChips\right\} \left\{startingChips\right\} times frac \left\{currentNumPlayers\right\} \left\{startingNumPlayers\right\}$

On rebuy and add-on tournaments, the calculation method is somewhat more complex:

$Q = frac \left\{currentChips\right\} \left\{startingChips\right\} times frac \left\{currentNumPlayers\right\} \left\{startingNumPlayers + numRebuys + numAddOns\right\}$