# Questions tagged [pot-odds]

Pot odds are the ratio of the current size of the pot to the cost of a call.

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### Why don't pot odds consider the money you contributed to the pot prior to calling the current bet?

I understand that pot odds is ratio between the pot amount and the call size. Stated differently it's the ratio Win amount : Lose Amount. In terms of Expected Value if the Win% of your hand is more ...
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### How do pot odds and expected value factor into decision making in poker?

In poker, it is important to consider the potential returns of a given hand compared to the amount of money being invested. This is often referred to as pot odds. At the same time, it is also ...
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### Example of a hand where pot odds aren't compared to breakeven odds

I'm reading Ed Miller's "Getting Started in Hold 'Em". The book goes over a concept - comparing pot odds with breakeven odds - via this example: I'm 3 off the button in a limit hold 'em ...
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### Pot Odds in "The Mathematics of Poker" Example 4.3

I have a couple questions about an example from Bill Chen and Jerrod Ankenman's book The Mathematics of Poker. Below is a screenshot of the example (Example 4.3). My questions are: If the game is \$...
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### How much can I rely on implied odds when set mining?

I had a situation today that had me wondering whether I should call or fold after missing the flop with a low pocket pair: I had pocket 5s in a 1/3 game. I raised to \$15. There were 3 callers. The ...
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### Is it profitable to call an all-in on the flop with a straight draw?

I had a double-ended straight draw on the flop with QJs and a KT6r board. I needed an A or a 9 to make the straight. I was last to act and facing two all-ins. Using the rule of 4 with 8 outs, I know I ...
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### How to bet with straight draw on the flop, and then straight on the turn?

I have 2 questions about bet sizing in no-limit holdem. Your Hero is in an online microstakes tournament. First level is 10/20 with 3 antes. This is only the 2nd round so Hero doesn't know anything ...
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### Knowing whether to continue after calculating outs percentage

I am very new to poker and have been reading articles about how to calculate outs. For example if I have a flush draw on the flop then I have a 35% chance of hitting one of my 9 outs on the turn or ...
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### Correct call from EV perspective? [PLO]

Hero (CO): 9d8c7d4c (stack \$178) Action folds to HJ (\$206), who limp \$2. Hero raises to \$6 from CO. Button and SB fold. BB calls (\$232). HJ mcalls. Pot: \$24 Flop: 2c6sAs BB and HJ check. Hero ...
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### Additional Odds for Flush Draw, by hitting two paris or three of a kind, as well - How to calculate Runner-Runner?

Following an example from MIT Poker Course (slides can be found here, example starts at p9), where the odds are calculated from a drawing flush hand. In the example, the situation is the following: ...
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### How many people need to call to make a bet on a flush draw worthwhile? [duplicate]

In Texas Hold'Em, after the flop, let's say you are holding two spades, and the flop comes out with two spades. Now you have a flush draw. How many people need to call your bet in order for there to ...
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### odds and pot odds and when to bet what

I am wondering in what cases it is more profitable to play with your odds (for example bet 15% of pot when you have 18% winning odds) and when its better to give your opponent bad odds to call? Take ...
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### Odds on winning both hands running it twice when massive dog

Just saw a hand on Stars where red QQ got it all in pre-flop against black AA. They both had their run it twice settings on, and the boards ran out like this: 6s Js Kc Qc 3c - giving QQ top set and ...
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### Drawing and pot odds

There is one thing I still dont really understand about odds. So imagine I have a flush draw on the flop and the villain holds top pair. The pot is 100 after villain bets 40 so we got 2.5:1 odds to ...
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I wanted to practice my implied and pot odds calculating skills and found this website online http://www.philnolimits.com/uploads/8/1/8/9/8189328/practice_pot_odds_and_expected_value_problems.pdf And ...
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### Keep getting beaten All In with AA

I keep getting beaten with my strong hands like AA by weaker hands...what am I doing wrong? I really want to get good at poker, I understand what hands to fold and which to play, but somehow I'm ...
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### Can someone help me calculate if I am "pot committed" in the following scenario?

Scenario: Final round of betting, two players left. Player 1 and Player 2 have each contributed \$38 to the pot. There is \$102 of 'dead money' from other players in the pot, so there is \$178 in the ...
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### Preflop Pot Odds

Is there a minimum pot odd required where it would be profitable to call with ANY 2 cards preflop? I'm thinking of multiple limpers on SB, or a clickraise (with multiple callers) on BB.
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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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### Struggling to get into +EV positions frequently

I'm fairly new to the game, but I understand the concept of pot odds - however frequently I'm getting into positions where I'm not getting good odds for draws. A recent example: \$0.01/\$0.02 - My ...
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### Pot Odds/Equity, percentage and ratio method [duplicate]

Ratio method: I compare reward to risk (Rew:Risk) e.g. 3 To 1 (that might be 90 : 30, I refer to 30 as a constant later just for this example) My odds of hitting a hand is 33 %, hence 2 To 1 hand ...
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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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### Pot Odds Paradox in Short Stack

Most if not all poker books/tutorials suggest that a good play is one that causes your opponent to do mistakes regardless of whether you end up winning the hand. For example, after the turn, you have ...
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### What size bet to take away pot odds?

If I put my opponent on a draw at the turn how much do I have bet to take away their pot odds. Say I have top pair and an unconnected under and I put my opponent on two overs with an open ended ...
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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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### Studying poker math - is it worth it?

I've done some studying, learned about ranges for stealing, raising, calling, positional play etc. but I get bored with all that theory. I don't really care about my odds and outs and I probably make ...
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### Ratio vs Percentage in pots odds and hand odds

Firstly, I am confused in when do we use the word odds vs outs, so, pardon me if my words don't make sense at some point. When trying to decide if I need to go in a hand or not (after the flop), here ...
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### is this an accurate pot odds calculation?

Here's a hand I played recently in a tournament, and I'm not sure I took the right decision, so I would appreciate your comments. Single Table Tournament 9-max, \$1.5 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level I (...
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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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### 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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