How to Take Advantage of Poker Odds to Win Big

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You know what poker odds are for your particular game, but do you know how to actually calculate them? This article is going to teach you a handful of methods for doing so. These methods are the underlying theory why poker odds are as close to exact as possible.

The first thing you need to know when considering poker odds is what exactly are poker odds. Poker odds are defined as the ratio of the whole amount you need to bet to the whole amount the pot is offering. When you say you’re pot committed, what this means is that the amount you must put in is enough to win half of the pot. When you say you have pot odds, you mean the ratio of the amount of money in the pot versus the amount of money you have to put in. The ratio of being pot committed is what increases the likelihood of you winning.

Why is this important?

Well, simply put, having more money in the pot than you have to commit means you have better odds of winning. Yes, you do need to put in some money (even if its “insurance” money to make your plays), but having enough money in the pot to recover losses and win (as opposed to losing) is what makes poker, well, QQdewa.

So, what are the odds of me making a flush? If I put in $10, the odds are there is already another player in front of me. If another player bets $10, there is an equal chance I will call. I know I have the best hand, so there’s no reason to slow play. The more players there are in the pot, the better your odds of winning.

Evaluates your options

This is an important concept to grasp. If there are ten players in the pot, you have ten different odds (or odds) of winning. There are a total of 52 cards in the deck (there are four suits, so there are 52 cards, but you don’t know what they are yet). The odds of matching one of your cards to come on the river. There are only four of the 52 cards in the deck (because there are 4 suits, multiplied by 2, which equals 4). Therefore, there are 52 minus 4 = 47 cards left in the deck to choose from, minus the 2 in your hand.

Therefore, there are 47 cards left in the deck you can choose from, minus the 2 you have in your hand. Okay, so you have to fold a few of those, right? Actually, you can save money. Suppose you have an Ace of spades in the hole. client: raises to $20. You call. On the flop, client has an Ace. You have nothing, but can improve. If you make an even money call, you’ll have about a 36% chance of winning the hand (52 minus 4 = 47 minus 2 = 47). With two cards, you only have about a 20% chance of winning.


If you make this call, you’ll win about $18. Even then, you’ve lost $10. Which means you’ve lost $10.

Wait… there’s more. You also have three options:

  1. Don’t bet
  2. Fold
  3. Call such that you’ll win about $18 regardless of what the outcome is (dealer wins heads up)

The fourth option is to raise the amount of the bet in the fourth betting round. You can bet anything from one unit to ten units (units depending on the table) But, if you do, you have to be very confident with your hand.

Ultimately, the player loses even if he wins the hand. The casino wins because the player has not been playing his probability game.


These theories are not probabilities. They are definitive, though, and the information is available for you to review. Generator proceeds like this are called dominant cases. You are guaranteed to lose money, losing more money than you’ve ever lost in poker, over the long haul.

Don’t say to yourself that you’re a bad player. Bad players don’t win. Bad players don’t see themselves as losing. Bad players see the worst players win and they mistakes that they are doing very wrong. Bad players don’t make the correctNF. If you’re not sure about anything, you’re probably not a good enough player.

It’s bad enough to play the game. But, if you think you’re always going to lose, you’re wrong. You can’t control the cards that come out. And, you can’t predict what cards are coming.