Learning Poker Odds & Pot Odds
This poker odds guide is for you if:
You have a basic knowledge of pokerbut don’t understand how Texas Hold’em poker odds work.This guide will show you how to calculate poker odds and pot odds so you can beat your friends and win in online poker rooms.At first, poker odds can seem confusing, but if you’re going to take poker seriously then having a basic knowledge of them is critical (it’ll be clear why after reading this page). This short, practical guide and the tools within will give you everything you need to gain the upper hand on both real and online tables.Right then buckle up because we are going to take a short drive through the world of poker odds. But before we pull off the driveway, let’s start with a back to basics look at odds and what they mean.
Pot Odds Chart
Here’s our at-a-glance poker chart guide to pot odds in poker and which hands to play. You can download and print out this Texas Hold’em poker cheat sheet to have next to you when you play. Make sure you test your skills at online poker tables, like the ones at Pkv Games.
Using The “Outs” To Calculate Texas Hold’em Poker OddsWe have already determined that you have nine “outs”. Now there are 52 cards in a deck and two of those are in your hand, leaving 50. In addition, there are four cards exposed from the flop and turn, leaving 46 cards. Although your opponent is holding two others we ignore those. Our calculations in Internet Texas Hold’em poker are only based on the cards you can see and what could be left in the deck.With nine outs and 46 cards unknown, there are nine cards that will let you win the hand and 37 cards (46 unseen cards – 9 winning cards) that will cause you to lose. Thus the odds of you getting one of the cards you need on the river are 37 to 9. This simplifies down to just about 4:1. In other words, you are four times more likely to lose this pot than you are to win it.