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Poker Odds - Thu Aug 21, 2014, 05:52 PM
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I hear things like if you got 4 to 1 (4:1)to call if you should call if you have a decent holding. What does 4:1 mean? And what's the difference between someone getting 2:1 and 7:4?

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Thu Aug 21, 2014, 08:58 PM
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The PSO Odds & Outs article has an odds table on page four.

Say you need 4:1 for a flush draw (in the chart above) and your opponent bets $10 into a $40 pot on the flop. We are getting 5:1 on our money (40 + 10) / 10 so it's a call.
 
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PSO odds and outs - Fri Aug 22, 2014, 03:30 AM
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So basically in that example the player pays $10 to win five times the amount?
 
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Fri Aug 22, 2014, 05:45 PM
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So basically in that example the player pays $10 to win five times the amount?
Calling $10 will make the pot $60 to win.

As a percentage (10 / 60) * 100 = 16.7% now using the rule 2 of 4.
Nine outs for a flush is 9 * 2% = 18% equity needed to make the call.

I think that's how to work it out.
 

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