re: Poker & Preflop win percentages
Originally Posted by pat3392
I'm not good with ratios at all, can someone please explain how to convert pot odds into a percentage? For example, 1.7:1, what percent is that?
Just posted this yesterday:
It seems complicated when written out, but just think it through and practice it a couple times and it becomes second nature. You get to the point where you really don't have to calculate it, you can just see the ratio and subconsciously estimate the percentage and vice-versa.
Taking your example of 1.7:1... (1.7+1)=2.7, 100/2.7=37% (the :1 part). 37%*1.7=63% (the 1.7: part). Or alternatively, for that last step you can just subtract 100%-37%=63% to get the same answer... probably easier that way. So, the answer is 1.7:1 = 63% to 37%. Often written out as 63/37.