In poker there are good bets and bad bets – the game is simply a way of determining who can tell the difference. This is where the concept of pot odds comes into play. Put simply, pot odds means is there enough in the pot to call a bet. The fundamental principle of playing a drawing hand in poker is that you need a pot big enough to call. When we have a flush draw or a straight draw we will make our hand on the next card almost 20% of the time (19% for flush and 17% for the s
Feeling a little confused over the previous post on calculating your equity? Check this video on the rule of 4 and 2 by Kara Scott! There is a minor error in the video. The pot odds should be 16.7% instead of the mentioned 20% (3:47min) in order to BREAK EVEN. We will be discussing more about Pot Odds in the next post! Stay Tuned!
Calculating your chances of winning a hand of poker can be complicated at times. But there is an easy way to get a good approximation that can be done in the heat of the moment - even if you do not consider yourself a mathematics genius.
We saw in the last lesson how to calculate your outs in a hand, and in this lesson - concerning a trick called the "Rule of Two and Four" - we look at applying that information. The Rule of Two and Four helps you to make an calculation of