re: Poker & calculating pot odds, question???
Originally Posted by dj11
Let me confuse things a little...
Using Jacks example above, lets assume this was post flop. If I am now sitting 4 flushed, at those odds of 6-1, I am justified in calling to the river in hopes of landing that flush.
A question arises then, what if my 4flush has me sitting with the 24s? Are my approx 4-1 flushing odds still valid, or would I have to accomodate the possibility of a higher flush also drawing? and if so, how might that change my odds?
Your odds are your odds to hit whatever it is u r aiming for IMO. So, in the above example u give, you are 19.2% to hit on the turn (about 5:1) if u miss the turn, u r 19.6% (still about 5:1). In an all in situation the turn and river combined your odds of catching are 35% (about 2:1)
So in a limit game u r going to have the odds to chase your flush.
The point u make about the fact u have only 24s is a different matter. Position will come into it. If I hit my flush on the turn I will show I am not bothered and I have hit my flush. I will raise. If I`m reraised I will probably call it down after that. If another one of my suit hits the river and the other guy raises again you will probably have to pay him off. The chances of the other guy sitting with 2 cards of the same suit as u r remote, although not impossible.
So, in summary, u can`t change the pot odds base on your cards. Pot odds are pot odds I`m not an expert, b ut I think what you are talking about is more related to EV/ implied odds question.