Learn Holdem Pot
by Bill Burton
It is essential to Learn
Holdem Pot Odds in that
casino games, is a game of math. Understanding the math of the
game is very important.
You can have the identical hand and one time it will
be correct to call
and the next time it will be correct to fold. How can that be?
the pot odds, a lesson at the How to Play Poker
Poker players get their money in the pot when the pot odds
justify making the call and pass when the money in the pot is not
call. The relationship between the amount of money in the pot and the
calling a bet is known as Pot Odds.
Many low limit and higher limit Texas Holdem players have no
concept and don't learn holdem pot odds or how it can affect
their profits. They
at their two cards to see if there is a chance that they could win.
understand the reasoning for playing drawing hands against a large
opponents. Some hands that are profitable against many players will be
or break-even hand with fewer players in the hand.
Let’s look at an example to see how when learn holdem pot odds, it can
profitability. Every poker player has heard the advice to “Never draw
inside straight.” In many situations, it is truly the correct advice,
You are playing in a $2/4 limit game. You hold the Ten and 9
of clubs: The board cards are Kd – 7s- 6h – 2c. It will
cost you $4 to
You are drawing to an inside straight. The only card that
can help you is an 8 and there are four of them left in the deck. You
holed cards and there are four community cards on the board so you have
six of the fifty-two cards in the deck.
This means there are 46 unseen cards left. In
poker, the unseen cards
that can make your hand a winner are called your “outs”.
for the inside
straight draw you have 4 outs to make your hand.
Four times you will catch the 8 and 42 times you won’t so
the odds are 42 to 4 or 10.5 against you. You get this figure by
dividing 46 by
4 and you get 11.5. Subtract 1 and you have 10.5 to 1.
In order to make a call of $4 to try for an inside straight
the pot must contain $42 in order for you to break even and more than
you want to make a profit.
Here is where that figure comes
from: You will lose
$42 for the 10.5 times you don’t catch and 8 ($4 bet x 10.5 = 42.)
The one time you
do catch the 8 you will make
money in the long run if the pot contains more than $42 and you will
the pot contains less than $42.
Remember, Texas Holdem Pot Odds are the relationship between
the pot and the price of a bet you must make to call. If the pot
and the size of the bet you must call is four dollars we divide the $48
and we get 12, which means that the pot odds are 12 to 1. The odds
making an inside straight are 10.5 to one.
If the pot odds
are greater than the
odds against making your hand you should call. If the pot odds are less
should fold. In this case, you would call.
In this situation if the pot contained $20 and it cost you
$4 you would only be getting 5 to 1 pot odds and it would not be
make the call.
Learn Holdem Pot Odds:
Breaking It Down
Let’s break down both situations above. Suppose you find
your self in this situation with an inside draw 11 times and play it
according to the pot odds you are getting. For simplicity, we will say
of making the inside straight are 10 to 1. Which means you will win
this hand 1
time for every 11 that you play it.
In the first situation, there is $48 in the pot and it will
cost you $4 to call. The ten times that you don’t make the straight,
lose $40. (4x10).
The one time that you make it, you will win $48 pot
profit of $8. (48- 40 = 8)
In the second situation, there is $20 in the pot. The ten
times that you don’t make it, you will lose $40. (4x10).The one time
do make it you will win $20 pot for a loss of $20. 20 – 40 = minus 20)
The odds for making the inside straight draw doesn’t
remains constant but the
profitability of making the play changes with the Texas Holdem Pot
Now you can see why we say poker is a game about math.
Pot Odds is followed by a lesson about Suited Cards
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