Your Questions About Poker Odds

Paul asks…

32 card draw poker- where can i get the odds of drawing hands?

any books or computer sites have the odds on 32 card draw poker?

admin answers:

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David asks…

What are the poker odds or percent?

i was wondering after the flop that you have an open ended straight draw and a flush draw what are the percents you get it? Also after the turn? thanks for the help
9 players table

admin answers:

To hit either the straight or the flush by the river… You have 15 outs and 47 unknown cards after the flop so…

It’s 1 – (32/47)*(31/46) = 54.1%

This is a good example where the 4/2 method (the one that leg describes) is a little off, mainly because there are so many outs that double counting for the turn and river is more significant. But for just a naked flush or open-ended straight draw, it’s a very good estimate.

If you miss the turn then hitting on the river becomes:

1 – 31/46 = 15/46 = 32.6%

Linda asks…

Which one is the best Poker Odds Calculator?

Recently I’ve started playing online poker. Though I am a novice, but I am enjoying online poker through Casinator. As I am a newbie, some queries are storming my brain and I desperately want to know the answer. For now, I want to know which one is the best poker odds calculator in Casinator. I prefer those which work on multiple rooms simultaneously.

admin answers:

Casinator is a great site, featuring so many poker odds calculator. There are some free calculators, as well as some premium calculators too. Now, it is according to you which one you choose among the free and paid calculators. If you go for free calculators, then I would like to suggest you to choose, TwoDimes Calculator. However, PokerStove Odds Calculator is also good and it is free too. If you are looking for a paid one, then it is recommended to go for a trial before you buy. In that way you will be able to find one that suits your requirements.

John asks…

how do I use poker pot odds? say i have 1:4 chance in winning under poker odds when do i bet or fold?

admin answers:

I’ll explain pot odds through 2 examples:

Example #1: You have the nut flush draw with only 1 card to go. If you hit a spade, you are quite sure you will win. There is 1 card left to go, and the betting round started with exactly $100 in the pot. Your opponent goes „all in“ for his last $50.

To determine whether or not you should call, you need to figure out the pot odds. Is the chance you will hit your card mathematically worth putting up another $50?

Well – first decide how many „outs“ you have. How many cards can you hit in order to win. You have 2 spades in your hand, and 2 spades on the board. That only leaves 9 left. How many unknown cards are there left? Well – you only know your 2 cards, plus the 4 cards on the board. That leaves 46 unknown cards. You have a 9 out of 46 chance of winning the hand. Let’s call that a 1/5 chance, which is almost perfect. (9/45 would be exactly 1/5.)

So 1/5 means you have just 1 way to win but 4 ways to lose. (If you don’t understand that, take 5 cards and make sure just 1 of them is a spade. You’ll see that 4 cards are NOT a spade for only 1 card that IS a spade.) Hence your odds are 4 to 1. That’s one of the important things to understand. 4 to 1 are your odds.

Now figure out your POT ODDS. There was $100 in the pot, and then your opponent bet another $50. That’s $150 total that you can win by just putting $50 more into the pot. $150 is the same as THREE 50-dollar bills. So your pot odds are exactly 3 to 1.

So the odds against you hitting your hand are 4 to 1, but the money you’re being offered is only 3 to 1. I hope it’s clear to you that this means you should FOLD. If you played this hand out 5 times in a row, you would have only won $150 just once, but you would have LOST $50 on the other 4 occasions. So you’d win $150, but lose $200. Pot Odds in Example #1 say to fold.

Example #2 – SAME EXACT SCENARIO as in Example #1, except this time the guy only has $25 left that he goes „all in“ with. So there was $100 in the pot. You are going for a flush draw. The guy shoves „all in“ for $25 more with just 1 card left to go.

The odds of making your hand haven’t changed. You are still 4 to 1 against making your hand. But what are the POT ODDS offering you? Let’s see:

With his final $25, there is now $125 in the pot. You need to put in just $25 in order to win that $125. $125 is equal to FIVE times the $25 you are putting in. Your pot odds are 5 to 1.

So the odds against you hitting your hand are still 4 to 1, but the money you’re being offered is 5 to 1. I hope it’s clear to you that this means you should CALL. If you played this hand out 5 times in a row, you would have won the $125 just once, but you would have only LOST $25 on the other 4 occasions for a total loss of just $100. So you’d win $125, but lose only $100. Pot Odds in Example #2 say to call.

That’s it. That’s Pot Odds. Once you fully understand that, the next very important thing to understand is call IMPLIED odds. For that I’d suggest you first read a few poker books. In a nutshell, instead of Example #1 being exactly as I described, imagine if the guy put $50 into a $100 pot, HOWEVER, he also still had another $200 left over sitting in front of him. Now you would being wondering, „Hmmm…..can I get MORE money from him than just what’s already in the pot???“ That’s the essence of Implied Odds. Like I said – you’re best off to read a book if you want to fully understand that.

Sharon asks…

What is poker odds? Please explain.. I am new to poker?

admin answers:

That’s a rather tall order, as there are several types of odds that may be relevant: basic odds, pot odds, implied odds, etc. I suggest you get a good book on the subject.

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