This is a discussion on outs? post flop within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; hi there:confused: i need some help in calculating my outs after the flop,as a percentage, to decide if to fold, call, raise. i find this 


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re: Poker & outs? post flop
www.cardplayer.com (http://www.cardplayer.com) has an odds converter...
To do it quickly in your head you take the number of cards that help you and divide them by the total number of unseen cards in the deck... So if after the flop you have a flush draw... 9 cards help you to make your flush (13  2 on board  2in your hand = 9) so you divide that by the total number of unseen cards (52  2 in your hand  3 on flop = 47) So in the next card you have a 9/47 chance in hitting the flush card or ~19% To calculate odds for hitting a flush for example on the turn OR the river, yuo just add the two probabilities together...9/47 + 9/46 = ~39% 
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The hardest problem for most people in the beginning is realizing all the factors they have to determine and doing it accurately.
You must calculate on the fly for each street: 1.) The absolute "nut" hand 2.) Your number of outs/The number of cards remaining 3.) And your pot odds Knowing the nut hand is imparative because you can compare that hand to what you think your opponent may have. Remember that the "nuts" can change with a new card. What may be the stone cold nuts on the flop, may be the second nuts or worse after the turn. After a while you will begin to automatically calculate all the odds of hitting particular hands like it is second nature. Try not to become solely dependant on an odds calculator as it won't always be there for you. Use it as a tool, but not a nessesity. 
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All i do is figure out the number of cards that can improve my hand and multiply by 2. You double that for the turn.
Example: You have AQ clubs and then get the nut flush draw but don't hit a pair. You need to have one of the other 9 clubs for the nuts. 9x2=18, 18x2=36. You have a 36% (34.97% by calculator) chance to get the last club on the turn and river and about an 18% (19.57% by calculator) chance on the river alone. If you feel getting another ace can help you out just do 12X2=24 and 24x2=48. by the calculator it is 44.96% and 26.09. If you use a true calculator you can tell these are off a little but you can do it on the fly and quick. You eventually get a feel of how you need to move the number up or down slightly. I play mostly live games and it looks funny if you pull out an odds sheet or carry a calculator to the table. 
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re: Poker & outs? post flop
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I've also heard it in reference to the best type of hand, such as the "nut flush", but the board shows a possible boat. 
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I know what diablo meant
The nuts can change absolutely by just 1 card or even 2. I have the perfect scenario.. I played a hand that I don't almost ever play. Queen, 7 of clubs.. I called a persons 2X the BB bet with this hand. Flop comes 3 7's, Turn shows an Ace, while the river shown a 6. The guy kept betting like mad and I kept calling him. He shown that he had pocket aces giving him a full house. So I had the nuts the whole hand but what if another ace had come on the river?? My "Nuts" hand would be the 2nd best hand in this scenario. 
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Hi All,
One important thing to remember is 'implied odds'..for example say you hold A J clubs and the flop holds two clubs...you have 9 outs which you'll hit roughly 1.95/1 or 35% by the river or 4/1 or 19% on the turn or the river...the important thing in those figures is the turning of each card.. its all well and good knowing you've got 35% of hitting but that changes if someone bets out on the turn...35% only applies if the turn is checked which in all probability it isn't going to be. Your pot odds always need to be higher than your hand odds to make it pay so to get to the point...to work out if its worth a call...you must calculate your odds for each turning of the card so in this case its 4/1. To put this into context with $... There is $180 in the pot and the flop comes with 'nut flush' draw..your oppenent bets out $20..do you call? The answer is yes..your getting 10/1 on your money and your hand odds are 4/1 to hit it on the turn. However if you think once you hit your draw your oppenent will bet out by all means you can use the 35% figure to help you because although you make take slightly worse odds on the turn you'll be paid off on the river... Hope that all makes sense..any questions appreciated. John 
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Is not so tricky to understand xdmanx, remember the long discussion about odds in this thread (http://www.cardschat.com/showthread.php?t=59827&page=1&pp=20). See this paragraph of the #30 post on that thread about implied odds. Itīs a little simple example:
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Implied odds are all about anticipating your opponentīs move if you catch your draw. Itīs not so hard to understand, but i still think that it would be a good idea to make an article about odds. Anyway, i agree with you xdmanx that in poker you just have to apply the easiest and simpliest math you can, because math in poker is useful to create general ideas, not to predict exactly every move you do. 
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Usually odds are more important in limit than NL as the bets are smaller giving you good pot odds a hiogher % of the time.
Most important odds to know are odds to complete your flush, open ended straights. Now if u are open ended for a straight flush u will hit either one over 60% of the time. 