re: Poker & calculation
Originally Posted by pod2000
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?
Well rounder went into implied odds, but if it's an all-in or something or you just want odds, it's actually 25%, because 3 to 1 means you win 1, villain wins 3, total of 4. You win 1/4.
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.