This is a discussion on calculation within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; hallo i read in books that u can calculate the wining chances u need compare to the pot odds, but i don't really know how to 


#1




calculation
hallo
i read in books that u can calculate the wining chances u need compare to the pot odds, but i don't really know how to calculate it.. say i have to put 50 to get 150 , so my pot odds r 3 to 1, my instinct tells me i need 33 % wining chances in order to get even, am i right? can some one show the math to get there? thanks pod 
#2




its not just about the right now odds the bigger calculation is implied odds. you need to look at what the opponent has for a stack after that bet. you need to calculate how much you think you can extract from him if you hit your hand.
i will try to go through a hand and thought process so bare with me. you are dealt 8h,9h and blinds are 2550 and you have 1850 in chips. you are up against one opponent whos has 2200and you have position. pre flop he raises to 150 (standard raise) and you call. the flop comes 6s,7d,kh. opponent bets 150. Step oneopen ended gut shot is 33%, he bet 150 into 375 so pot odds are 2.51 if you only follow right now odds you should fold. but now pot odds come in. first thing you need to do is put your opponent on a range of hands based on his tendancies. lets say for calculation purposes we put him on AK,KQ,KJ,66,77, or kk because of his preflop raise all of those hands we can beat if we hit our straight and i would say all of but KJ we would get all his chips. so at 2.51 real odds were not getting the right price, but at 150 for 1700 or 111 (which is what we have left) we are getting the odds to call so the correct play would be to call the bet (based on the hands we put him on i dont think reraising is a good play because he will ussally reraise with 4 out of the 6 hands making a tough discision for all our chips). Their are other exceptions like if we dont think we will get paid off if we hit. you also need to look at how much they typically bet per round throuhout a hand and that way when you play against them in a hand you know exactly what their bets will be in relation to the pot. its a tough subject to explain because it has so many varriables but some advice would be: 1 Always see how much they have in their stack to see if chasing the draw can warrent a call or raise 2 With high percentage draws like flush, open ended straight and combination flush/straight draws reraising is ussally a better play because by raising you have to ways to win the pot by them folding or by you hitting your hand. if you dont reraise those draws you can only win one way by having the best hand. you want to calculate the reraise based on what you come up with for a range of hands. because like i said in the one above reraise is probly not your best option. Good luck and I hope this helped. 
#3




re: Poker & calculation
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So in that example, the pot is 150, you have to call 50, if you're 25% you'll win once and win the 150, while the other 3 you will lose 50*3 = 150, aka you'll break even. 
#4




hand needed
first of all, thanks guys
i did mean when its all in, so say my put odd are 3 to 1 so my bep r 25% so i need a hand that will win more then 25% of the time, am i right? lets see if i got it, some on raised all in for 1200 , i have to call 600 more from the BB, so i get 2 to 1, which means 1/3 bep, so i need a hand that will win more than 33% of the time? thanks pod 