Questions tagged [odds]

Odds refer to a ratio. This can take many forms - 2 examples are pot odds, which is the ratio of the amount in the pot vs. the amount to call, and implied odds, which is the ratio of the amount you think you can win based on future betting vs. the amount to call.

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Poker Outs Odds Tourney Heads Up

I was watching poker on tv and one guy had 7♥4♠, the other had A♠8♣ and the flop was 6♥2♥8♥. The commentator said it was a flip between the two - wouldn'...
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Wins versus ties

This is for ranking the 169 starting hands. Based on a simulation I have win, loss, ties for each hand. Not sure how to credit the ties. Lets say one hand is 40 (win), 40 (loss), 10 (tie) And ...
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Call with AK odds

Say you are facing an all in with AKs and put your opponent on AA, KK, or QQ What odds do you need to call?
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Odds of getting four-of-a-kind three hands in a row

What are the odds of this happening? Texas Hold 'em. 7 Players. Someone got 4 of a kind (8's) on a hand. Pocket 8's and 2 on the board. On the next hand, someone else got 4 of a kind, and it was ...
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Bluff the river - how often do I need a fold

Playing out of position on the river and missed your hand. Have played in a manner that you can represent a good hand. You are considering bluffing. How often do you need to get fold to make the ...
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Pots odds versus bluff rate to call on the river

You get to the river and you have nothing but a bluff catcher. Bottom pair on a scary board. If they made their hand they have they have you beat. But you can beat on outright bluff. But you are ...
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Probability of 3card flush and 2 card flush from 5 cards

Got a question I can't quite wrap my head around. I would like to know the probability of getting a 3 card flush out of 5 cards and having the other 2 cards be a flush of a different suit. I think ...
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Most possible outs on river. And you are behind

Title says it all. What is the most possible outs on the river? And you are behind. With example cards please - not just a number.
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What are the odds of at least one player getting a hand from a range?

I've been trying to work this out for a while but I'm really struggling. I know the odds for a single player getting a hand from a range is simply: Combinations of hands in range / Total possible ...
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Odds of flush on flush

What is the chance of flush on flush with a single opponent? And hitting the flush? Both player have suited hole cards (same suite).
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Best cards to hit a straight

Which cards have the best chance of making a straight?
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What are the odds?

Several years ago, I played at a $3-$6 limit table (Texas No-Fold 'em) and on one hand, five players stayed in after the blind was raised and capped. The flop came A-3-7. More bets, no folds. The turn ...
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How are chances of winning pot worked out?

http://uk.pokernews.com/poker-tools/poker-odds-calculator.htm The website link above calculates odds for winning with a certain hand and the percentages are adjusted based on how many players haven't ...
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How often should I be seeing four of a kind statistically?

Some context about why I'm asking: I seem to be seeing another player, or myself, having 4 of a kind once every 100 - 150 hands. This has happened in the region of 20+ times over the course of 2 ...
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Poker Calculator

How would one go about writing a poker calculator? Plug in 1-X starting hands then return the percentage of wins.
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When taking pot odds into account after the flop, use chance of hitting with next two cards, or just the next card

After the flop, for pot odd does the rule of 2 or the rule of 4 apply, or said differently, do you take into account that there are still two card to come, or do you just look at the next card? To ...
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Question of the interpretations of Pot Odds and Pot Equity, MATH

In the middle is 10 dollars, someone bets 5. I have to call 5 dollars in order to win 10 dollars. My Pot Odds - 5:10 = 1:2 I can interpret it as that i can lose 2 games and win 1 and I ll be break-...
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Full House v. Quads

What are the odds of getting quadded when you have the highest full house on the table? I would reckon it's very rare, but I have done it once to an opponent.
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Pocket Aces at a 8-10 Player Table

What are the odds of another player at an 8 or 10 player table having an ace when you're dealt pocket aces?
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Squeeze Play - What and How [closed]

What is a squeeze play? When and how do you execute it?
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What are the odds of a at least a certain amount of aces being dealt depending on the number of players?

I'm interested to know what the odds are of at least a certain amount of aces being dealt anywhere, depending on the amount of players. Zero Aces | At least 1 Ace | At least 2 Aces | At ...
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Should I have shoved all in on this flop?

This happened in a $1/$2 NL game. The player on the button raised to $6. 3 others call, including me with 3♥5♥. The flop is K35 (different suits). Everyone checks to the button who bets ...
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Can anyone suggest a limit holdem training app for Android?

First time poster in this part of the world, so apologies if I've posted this in the wrong area. In short; I used to play a lot of Poker in University over a decade ago, and then continued to play ...
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What's the Probability of hitting the board on the Turn or the River

I've been looking for the answer to this for a while. I have my lovely Ace-King and I missed the flop. The flop is 9 5 2 rainbow. For several reasons, I put my opponent for a top pair (9 - kicker) or ...
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5 cards draw odds

I have three cards of the same suit. What are the odds of receiving two more cards of the same suit? If the number of players is important, assume 5 players on the table.
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How many ways to shuffle a standard deck of 52 cards?

Most likely you've had a situation, where you look down at your pocket cards, and they're exactly the same as the hand before. If they're junk, you suspect that the dealer is being lazy and didn't ...
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exact same card back to back to back

What are the odds of getting the same card, example 2 of clubs, back to back to back three hands in a row. It seems to always happen when dealers are tired at the poker house where I play. Yes it ...
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Tallying monte carlo simulation and ties for Texas hold'em

I'm writing an odds calculator for Texas hold'em (assuming all players remain till showdown) and I'm unsure about how I should be tallying scores when taking into consideration ties. Basically, if I ...
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Percentage chance of flopping straight or flush draw for suited connectors

Apparently the odds of flopping a flush draw are 10.94% for suited connectors and 10.45% for hitting an 8-out (open-ended, I don't know about double gut-shot) straight draw. Could someone point to a ...
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Formula not checking out under certain conditions

According to wikpedia, you're call as a percentage of the entire pot should be less than the percentage you hit draws that would allow you to definitely win. let d = the percentage you hit one of ...
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A pair versus “suited” overcards

Apparently when a pair goes against over cards it's known as a race because the odds are roughly even. What if the over-cards are suited? On average, how does that affect the odds?
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Odd for drawing an 8 in 5 card stud

At my weekly poker game two friends argued about the odds of drawing an 8 in 5 card stud, where 8s were wild. It seems like after research it would be about 34% but wanted to get! a second opinion. ...
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What are the odds of winning a tournament?

If a tournament has X number of players. What are the odds of winning the tournament?
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Odds Calculation Texas Hold'em

I have created an odds calculator and now I want to check if the calculator gives me the correct results. In my program I use Monte Carlo to calculate the odds. The results from the calculator should ...
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Odds of three people at a 9 ring game having the same hole cards

I was just wondering what the odds are of three people at a 9 ring game having the same hole cards. Played a hand today online where the pot split 3 ways and each player held j9. I don't remember ever ...
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Distinct head-to-head match ups in holdem

So I'm not very good at math, but I'm trying to improve. I'm trying to understand this calculation that I read in Wikipedia, But I find it to be confusing, I would appreciate a clarification. I ...
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What should a new player memorize?

As a new poker player, what information should I memorize? Odds for making common hands? Odds for a given number of outs? Other information?
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What is the correct calculation to make various combinations of Hold'em hands?

For example, if I hold two different cards, what's the probability I get a pair at river? Here is my calculation: (3/50 + 3/49 + 3/48 + 3/47 + 3/46)*2 Is it correct? How does one calculate the ...
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Do Odds Change if Count of Players at Table Change?

I must admit I am much more of a non-Poker gambler, but this question intrigued me. The more players that are at a table, the more likely it is that a given card will be in someone's hand and not "...
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Do odds depend the the number of hands folded preflop?

In a game with 8 players where 6 fold, two players went all in pre flop, one had JJ and the other had KJ. I know JJ means that you are ahead before the cards are played and the probability of winning ...
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How do I calculate the odds of making a four of a kind by the river given I have a pair?

Given: My hand is any pair How do I calculate the probability of making a four of a kind by the (flop, turn, &) river?
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Calculating odds with 2 cards to come

As far as I understand, odds of hitting a draw are calculated like this: On flop-to-turn: (47/outs) - 1 = result-to-1 On turn-to-river: (46/outs) - 1 = result-to-1 The above are calculations of ...
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Four of a kind and Three of a kind at the same time. What are the odds?

I recently got 3333KKK at Texas Holdem in one round. I know that only the Quads 3 count, but I still wonder what the probability of such a "Big Full House" is. Haven't found anything about it on the ...
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What are the odds of flopping a straight flush with 62s?

I've been wondering what the odds are of flopping a straight flush with 62s.
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Odds of 2 pair running into trips on a paired board

Whenever I have 2 pair with one of them on the board, I get awfully edgy about my 2 pair, and I don't know how justified this is number-wise. Say for example I'm heads up with 5 k and the board is 5 ...
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Question on Odds, Pot Odds and Expected Values

I am reading about Odds, Pot Odds and Expected Values. As I understand Odds, they are a way to compare how many times you win vs how many times you lost. For example flipping a coin gives you odds of ...
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Coin flips on cash game

Another problem that I face on micro limits every other day. Some guys love to put all their stacks on top pair (many of them with any kicker). My question is: Is it worth to call these kinds of ...
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Can you call when the pot odds don't favour you?

Say you're drawing to a made hand in a $10-$20 limit hold'em game and you have N outs. On the turn, one line of thought is that you should only call if the pot odds are in your favour, i.e. if there ...
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When do you need to think more than 1 decision ahead in limit hold'em?

Say you're in a $10-$20 limit hold'em game holding A♥8♥ against a flop of K♥3♥6♣ so you have a nuts flush draw against an opponent who bet pre-flop, and has just bet ...
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How this hand should have been played?

I am playing 1-2 NL Holdem. I am holding JQ off-suit. There is a raise of $15 by SB. BB calls and i called. Total pot here is $45. Now there are 3 plays in the game. Flop comes 9 10 2 rainbow. The ...