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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?
    Last edited by passter; Fri Aug 22, 2014, 01:11 AM.
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  • #2
    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

      So basically in that example the player pays $10 to win five times the amount?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by passter View Post
        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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