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    Our hero is behind, but has plenty of ways to make the best hand. How many river cards will win the pot for the hero?

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  • #2
    6, J, 8, 9, plus all remaining diamond in the deck.

    3+3+3+3+7 = 19
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    • #3
      7 diamond outs, 6 outs for pair 9, 8, and 6 outs for straight J and 6. Totally 19 outs


      • #4
        for Hero 19 outs!
        good luck guys


        • #5
          2,4,7,j,q,k,a of diamonds ,6 of spades,clubs,hearts,jack of clubs,hearts,spades,8of clubs,hearts,spades,9of clubs,hearts,spades = 19outs


          • #6
            7x diamonds= 19 outs
            Cry me a river


            • #7
              There are 3 remaining 8s and 3 remaining 9s to make a better one pair (6)
              There are 3 remaining 6's and 3 Js to make the straight, without a flush (6)
              Then the 2d, 4d, 7d, Jd, Qd, Kd and Ad all make the higher flush (7)
              6 + 6 + 7 = 19 river cards will win the pot for the Hero.

              However, assuming the hand is not being played with the cards face up, the Hero can only be certain of winning the hand with the 3 non diamond 6s and Js, which give him/her 6 outs. In a hand like this the Hero should use the reads on the villain and the previous betting to assign a lower value to some of the other outs that improve his/her hand.

              Depending on the reads this might work by counting the remaining 8s and 9s as 1 or 2 outs as they are beaten by a T, higher pair, 2 pair and some straights, that villain may make. The remaining 7 diamonds, would be less discounted, and could be counted as 5 or 6 outs as Hero can only be beaten by a diamond suited hand containing an A,K,Q or J and there are not many of these.

              Realistically, Hero could then consider having 6 nut outs, but could play the hand as though s/he had 12-14 outs.


              • #8
                3x 8's 3x 9's 4x j's
                normaly 7 diamonds but removing the J of diamonds that already was counted up will make it 6 diamonds(7)

                3+3+3+4+6 = 19 outs

                7 > straight outs
                6 > pair outs
                6 > flush outs


                • #9
                  19 outs...but in this situation i will bet on flush...most likely to come...seen it many times on this kind of board


                  • #10
                    19 river cards will win the pot for the hero.


                    • #11
                      I will take a wild guess and say 19

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                      • #12
                        For flush:
                        Diamonds - 2,4,7,J,Q,K,A

                        For straight:
                        Jc, Jh, Js, 6c, 6h, 6s

                        For Higher pair:
                        8c, 8h, 8s, 9c, 9h, 9s

                        Total: 19


                        • #13
                          19 outs.... And I did actually take the time to work it out myself, instead of just being lazy and copying. Lol. Good luck to everyone entered.


                          • #14
                            Hi guys :-)
                            As many of you already calculated (I double checked it myself and it is correct), our Hero has 19 outs.
                            I decided to go one step further and to check how many outs Villain has to win this hand, here is what I came up with:

                            Hearts: A, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, Q, K
                            Clubs: A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, Q, K
                            Spades: A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, Q, K

                            In total - 26 outs :-)

                            Thanks and take care folks!


                            • #15
                              ^^ 7 spade already on the board.
                              19 outs for our hero.

                              *When I'm playing there is still the ultimate ONE big out for my opponent and its not a card- my computer is so old I've been disconnecting lately mid-hand, LOLOLOL. (I've disconnected after hitting Quads on the turn LOL)



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