We saw in the last lesson how to calculate your outs in a hand, and in this lesson - concerning a trick called the "Rule of Two and Four" - we look at applying that information. The Rule of Two and Four helps you to make a calculation of your odds of winning a hand, which will in turn inform your decision on whether to call, raise or fold.
To put it another way: multiply by four if two cards are still to come, or two for only one card.
Here are some examples:
RECAPAll you need to do to apply the Rule of Two and Four is to count your outs after a flop and multiply them by two or four to determine the percentage chance of hitting your draw. Armed with this number, you can make a quick judgment as to whether you want to continue in the hand.
As ever, it will also depend on your opponents' play, and there are a great many further calculations you can make once you have grown more confident at the tables. (We discuss concepts such as "pot odds" in later courses.)
But you should remember the Rule of Two and Four as you play your drawing hands. It is a very valuable tool indeed.