Texas Holdem Odds

November 27, 2012 :: Posted by - Poker Tips :: Category - Poker Tips

Tip 21 – Get to Knew the Odds at Texas Holdem

Note: If you control the odds, you win much more often.

This is a simple fact – but to accomplish needs perseverance, patience and determination. Do you have it in you? Read how to calculate the odds of Texas Holdem as you play and improve your overall winnings. If you would like to play poker online, you can visit Carbon Poker to put your talents to the test.

Texas Holdem is played with a deck of 52 cards and the odds of a certain type of card appearing can be mathematically calculated. You don’t have to know the exact odds but rather only the round figures. These will come in handy when you have to decide whether to play or to bet.

What do you do if you aren’t very good at counting cards?

I suggest you make a real effort because the better you can count the better you can calculate the odds. And the better you can calculate the odds – the more money you will make! Finally – it all rotates around one clear statement – know the odds wins money.

All you have to do is divide the number of cards you need to improve your hand with the number of hidden cards. The result is what is called pot odds. This is compared to the profit you stand to make. You decide according to the higher ratio.

If for instance the pot odds are 40/4 (which come to 1/10); and if you win you stand to make $400 by wagering $10 (which comes to 1/100). You need to compare the two – and since 1/100 is relatively bigger than 1/10 – you should call. (If it’s vice versa – you should fold or be aware that the odds aren’t in your favor.

But always bear in mind that you will lose even by becoming an expert at Holdem odds. Losing is an integral part of online gambling and it’s futile to fight against it. But that doesn’t mean you should give up. Have patience and you will be successful.

You shouldn’t rely only on your cards but also try and guess what your fellow Holdem players are ‘hiding under their sleeve.’

Basic Texas Holdem Odds

Pre-Flop

The probability of being dealt:

  1. Pocket aces – 220/1 – 0.45%
  2. Either pocket kings or pocket aces – 110/1 – 0.9%
  3. Pocket pair – 16/1 – 5.9%
  4. Ace/King suited – 331/1 – 0.3%
  5. Ace/King offsuit – 110/1 – 0.9%
  6. Ace/King either – 82/1 – 1.2%
  7. Two Suited cards – 3.3/1 – 24%
  8. Pocket Kings, Pocket Aces or Big Slick – 46/1 – 2.1%

The Turn

The probability of making:

  • Full house or higher from a three of a kind – (7 outs) 5.7 to 1 – 15%
  • Full house from 2 pairs – (4 outs) 11 to 1 – 9%
  • Flush on the next card – (9 outs) 4.2 to 1 – 19%
  • Straight on an open ended straight draw – (8 outs) 4.9 to 1 – 17%
  • Straight on a gut shot straight draw – (4 outs) 11 to 1 – 9%
  • Pair with two over cards – (6 outs) 6.8 to 1 – 13%

Flop to River

The probability of making:

  • Full house or higher from a three of a kind – 2/1 – 33%
  • Full house or higher from 2 pairs (4 outs) – 5.1 to 1 – 17%
  • Flush on the river (9 outs) – 1.9 to 1 – 35%
  • Backdoor flush on the river – 23 to 1 – 4.2%
  • Straight on an open-ended straight draw – (8 outs) 2.2 to 1 (32%)
  • Straight on a gut-shot straight draw – (4 outs) 5.1 to 1 (17%)
  • Pair or higher with two over cards – (6 outs) 3.2 to 1 – 24%

It is always recommended to play with the odds. Without these odds, there is no reason to play. The odds give you more confident feeling when betting.

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