Thanks again for the help. Sometimes I feel stupid when it comes to ratios. I know how to figure them out, but then comparing two ratios together to determine what's better, I get hung up.
So 5:1 odds of hitting hand is WORSE than say 3:1 pot odds. I think I've got it now.
I've been playing that WSOP
on XBox360. I like how at each hand it gives you pot odds, then it calculates your chance of hitting each hand. So if you think you need a flush to beat your opponent, it calculates the odds for you. Pretty helpful in terms of learning.
Thanks again! I love playing. I knew there was more to this game than luck - but I thought playing the man meant just playing the man. Never realized so much of it was calculated on odds. I know that not ALL it is (seen a few pros read people and call against the odds...). Now I know there is more to it, and more to make oneself better - I am even more into it.
We run a 18-25 people tourney @ $20 buy-in about once every 2 weeks and I've only made the final table once (and was short stack at that). Def want to up my game.
This site is awesome...great responses - seems like you generally want to help people! Keep it up.