## Did I do the odds correctly for winnings? Let me know, thanks.?

Hey everyone. So basically for poker, there’s a thing called heads up. Well, there’s multiple tables with different buyins, an online site has them, pokerstars. Anyways… the tables are like this.

2\$ 4\$ 8\$ 16\$ 32\$, etc.

I’m a pretty good poker player, so the odds are more on my side, than just 50/50. But let’s just pretend no skill is involved. So let’s say

2+2=4+4=8+8=16+16=32+32=64+64=128+128=256+256=512+512
= 1024.

So if I won 9 times in a row, starting with a mere 2\$, I’d have 1k.

1/2 chance to win, so just keep adding the bottom part of the fraction of 1/2 right? 1/2-1/4-1/8-1/10 etc. So the chance to win 9 times in a row is 9×2=18

1/18 chance

So if the odds were correct, and it was a 50/50. You’d have a 1/18 chance to turn 2\$ into 1k. Is that correct?
Dang. See, I knew it was too good to be true. But it just doesn’t make sense. You know? Either way each time is 1/2 chance.

Think of it like this. There’s a 2 person 2\$ table, chances of winning is 1/2. Winner gets 4\$.

Then you have a 4 person 2\$ table, chances of winning is 1/4. Winner gets 8\$.

1/2 1/4
2+2=4+4
So basically from what you’re saying… if I wanted to win two times in a row like that…

1/2×1/2 = 1/4*2?
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Okay so let’s see…
The chance to win two times in a row with a 50% chance each time is:
1/2×1/2=1/4?
Same as needing to beat only two people in a 4 person table heads up.

Now let’s say I want to win three times in a row.

1/2×1/2×1/2=1/8 chance? I would think it would be 1/6. However…

If playing 6 people in a heads up tourny, you’d have to beat three, and would only make a 12\$ profit. 1/8 would be 14\$ profit.

2+2=4+4=8+8=16+16
1 2 3 4

Would a chance to win a 6 person 2\$ heads up tourny, where each person plays another, and after you lose, you’re eliminated, be 1/6?
You’d only have to play three others.

If only it was.

With probability, when considering separate events, you need to multiply the desired outcome of each event to find the total probability. If in each event there is a 50% chance of you winning then the chances of you winning 9 times in a row is 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/2^9 = 1/512.

In NL hold ‚em poker tournaments I’m struggling to make it into the money, I get really close and go out on the bubble. I can get this far in about half the tournaments I compete in. I feel that I play reasonably well leading up to the bubble, playing tight early on, slightly looser when short handed, playing in position and not scared to bet and play big when I have the odds in my favor and yet I really struggling on the run up to money positions. Can anyone suggest anything I can do to adapt my game to help me or suggest why you think I might be having trouble.

The odd thing is, is I play quite well in cash games and really well in single table sit and go tournaments and in heads up tournaments, in the SnG’s I do quite well and have no trouble getting into paid positions, and do it fairly frequently as this is the only way I can win a decent amount.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

There are so many variables to tournament play that it’s impossible to give a „one size fits all“ answer. Without knowing where you’re playing, how many players are in the tourney, what the buy-in is, and how the blinds are structured, not to mention what types of opponents you’re against, it’s so hard to answer this question.

One piece of advice I can give is as it gets close to the money and as the chip stacks diminish in relation to the blinds, it becomes all the more important to steal the blinds. This is the difference between cashing and not cashing. And also it will help you be a strong contender when everyone is in the money and you’re trying to make it up to the top.

To that end, position is more important than the starting hands. Give me K-J in early position and it’s an easy fold. Give it to me on the button after everyone has folded so far, and I’m putting out a big raise. Remember, given any random hand, you’ll be at worst a 40% underdog against most opponents‘ hands. Those odds, along with the chances that you can often buy the pot without seeing a flop make aggressive play in late position the best strategy I can offer up late in a tournament.

## Can you give me the french words for these poker terms?

Burn & Turn
River
Flop
Turn
Scare Card
Pot Odds
Implied Odds
Call
Bet
Raise
Re-raise
Bluff
Tell
Ace
Lie
Chip
Chip Stack
Glasses
Table Image

Bruler et tour
Riviere
Flop
Tour
Efrayer carte
Pot cotes
Implied cotes
Apeller
Pari
Elever
Re-elever
Esbroufer
Dire
Carte maitresse
Mentir
Puce
Pile de jetons
Lunettes
Tableau image

HOPE THAT HELPED
MOST OF THEM SHOULD BE CORRECT

## Going the casino to play poker for the first time (in real life) alone?

Hey,

Im 20 and ive been playing poker online for 2 years now. Today Im off and rather fancy going to a real casino to play poker. Ive already read about the general etiquette around the table.

My questions relate to what I should actually expect? Im going on my own too, would that look odd? I also have a limit of £40 as its my first time at physical, competitive poker, am I likely to find tables with blinds to suit that bankroll?

Also Im quite introvert and any so-called „banter“ round the table is likely to knock me off form. How can I guard against it?

Cheers

In my experience, most on-line gamblers get murdered when playing in person. It’s really a completely different game. My advice: Have fun. If you want, ignore everyone else’s chatter, play your own hand and concentrate. At any table, with a small stake, first time out, expect to lose everything you bring to the casino in short order. For the first 10 outings, your goal should be to have fun and learn. When you have lost your stake, walk away from the table, have a drink and go home. Whatever you do, do not go shy or use any credit card/ATM funds. After a dozen or so days like this, you will know if you can play consistently and come out without losing your shirt.

Remember that poker is really not about the mathematics, its about human behavior. Every table will have one or two sharp players and a number of fools. The goal is to seperate the fools from their money and survive the efforts of the sharp players who seek to eviserate you. They will do so slowly and patiently; while you hardly notice.

## Going to the casino to play poker for the first time in real life?

Hey,

Im 20 and ive been playing poker online for 2 years now. Today Im off and rather fancy going to a real casino to play poker. Ive already read about the general etiquette around the table.

My questions relate to what I should actually expect? Im going on my own too, would that look odd? I also have a limit of £40 as its my first time at physical, competitive poker, am I likely to find tables with blinds to suit that bankroll?

Also Im quite introvert and any so-called „banter“ round the table is likely to knock me off form. How can I guard against it?

Cheers