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Very simple question...

When people talk about outs and card odds they often will something to the like of, "i have about 4 outs not counting redraws" - what defines a redraw?

If it matters, I am asking within the context of Texas Hold'em.

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Please consider adding this as a definition to the poker terms question's community answer: – Chris Marasti-Georg Jan 27 '12 at 4:03
possible duplicate of Is there a comprehensive source for poker terminology? – Chris Marasti-Georg Jan 27 '12 at 4:04
I was just knocked out of a tournament recently with a great example hand. JS-10H-8H on flop. I was short stack with AH-9H. A bet was made for 1/3 my stack, 2 callers and myself. Turn is 7D. Bettor checks and í shove with pot size bet. Only bettor remains to call with pair of jacks, and he does with QJ. I hold a winning straight with a NUT FLUSH REDRAW. Only a 3 outter gut shot can beat me on river. Im favored to win by a long shot, and 9C comes on river to knock me out. – Sam Jan 16 at 3:46
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A redraw generally tends to mean that you have the best hand, and you have a draw to another better hand. In Texas Hold 'Em, the best example would be a set on the flop. If you get all-in against a flush draw, even though they have a draw to a better hand (a flush), you have a re-draw to a hand that can beat their draw (a full house). The term is more useful in an Omaha type game, where 2 players can frequently hold the same hand (e.g. a nut straight), but one can have a redraw to a nut flush or full house.

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Say you have two pair on the flop and your opponent has a flush draw.

On the turn they hit their flush and you don't improve; you have a redraw to a full house.

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Let's say you have A hearts, K hearts in your hand.

The flop comes up A spades and two small diamonds. One of your opponents bets heavily. It's likely that he has one of the following:

Two pair

A set

Four to a diamond flush.

If he has two pair, say "matching" the ace and a small diamond, in his hand, you have three OUTS to a better two pair (the three kings).

If he has a set with one of the small cards, you have two OUTS to a better set (the two aces).

If he has two small diamonds, any diamond on the turn will the flush. But either the ace of diamonds or the king of diamonds will make you a three aces, or two pair (aces and kings), giving you a REDRAW to a full house (which beats his flush) on the river card. A small diamond would not.

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