What resources are available for mastering how to calculate current-hand odds in Texas Hold'em? ...books, websites, computer or phone apps are all helpful.

Note: On the iPhone I have found the OddsTeacher and PkrCruncher apps, which are useful, but I am looking for more explanatory and professional resources.

  • Please check out this blog post Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 2:20
  • @RebeccaChernoff - I have read that blog post, and I'm still not entirely sure why you think this question "has no answer" or is not constructive. A list of tools others' experience in using them is a very good "how" question, and would be useful to many enthusiasts. What is bad about this question? Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 8:28
  • I also read the "Good subjective / Bad subjective" blog post and still do not see why this should be closed. Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 8:31
  • @one.beat.consumer I have to agree with Rebecca here. The two answers you see on the question so far are an example of why questions like this are discouraged across the Stack Exchange network - they are short, mostly just links, and voting on them is just a matter of personal preference. There is no objective way to evaluate the answers, and so the question isn't a good fit for Stack Exchange's Q&A model. I agree that the site needs questions, but more than that you need good questions. Perhaps this one could be rephrased to be about the math involved rather than a list of tools?
    – Adam Lear
    Commented Jan 27, 2012 at 4:21
  • All the tools do is help you learn the math. I figured "calculating hand odds" was "math" and that i said books, websites, computer or phone apps left it open for resources... also, some stacks are more about theory like Programmers for instance when things do not always have a right answer. Poker for instance will be one of those stacks whether its creators want it to or not... because other than did i count 7/52 cards right, its all theory and play style. Commented Jan 27, 2012 at 5:56

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Pokerstove is the de facto tool for Texas Hold'Em odds calculation on the PC.

  • +1 and... People have used "winbottler" to port/convert PokerStove to OS X ; ) Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 1:36

This tool may help: Equilab It covers the functionality of the popular Pokerstove and offers more analysis.

This video provides a walkthrough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPyIC1nEaRk

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