Harrington on Hold'em Vol. 1 discussion: Part 4
Pot Odds and Hand Analysis
What are the two key facts about assessing a bet and odds in gambling?
What is the real difference between gambling at a casino (roulette, craps etc) and gambling in poker in regards to odds?
Analyzing the poker bet:
What are implied odds and what are expressed odds (aka pot odds
) and how do you calculate them?
Why does Harrington suggest that it is generally considered correct to call a bet that gives you slightly less than favourable expressed odds?
What is hand analysis?
What are the probabilities of hands against each other preflop in the 5 examples?
The problems and examples section for Hand analysis in this part is huge. This is something every great poker player runs through his head every hand. Very complicated stuff, and I was fascinated to read it.
stresses pot odds as an essential ingredient to profitable poker, and this is a key section worth reading and rereading.
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