This is a discussion on $15 to call. 5 people are in before me. How to quickly calc Pot odds? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; So there's $75 in the pot. Pot odds = 15 / 75 + 15 = 15 / 90 = 1 / 6 ... This is where I can't 


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$15 to call. 5 people are in before me. How to quickly calc Pot odds?
So there's $75 in the pot.
Pot odds = 15 / 75 + 15 = 15 / 90 = 1 / 6 ... This is where I can't do fast calculation. 1 divided by 6 .... uhhh... 6 divides into 10 about 1.7 times. So, .17 pot odds? Way to slow. There's got to be a better way, but I have no idea how to compare "6 to 1 odds" vs. lets say 20% pot equity. I prefer comparing percents to percents. How do you do it? 
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In the above example, your calculations are wrong. If the pot is $75 and you owe $15 to call, your pot odds are 5:1. You don't count the money you have to risk; that is the "1" in "5:1." That'd be like saying you are risking $10 in blackjack to win $20. I assure you you are not getting 2:1 on your money in blackjack.
Anyway, there isn't a better way to convert into a percentage value. You've just got to get used to doing the math or start converting the percentage into odds. 
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re: Poker & $15 to call. 5 people are in before me. How to quickly calc Pot odds?
Sandbag,
$100 pot. $50 raise. So, now the pot is $150 $50 to call. Yes, pot odds = 3:1 But, pot odds are NOT = 50 / 150 = 33% Pot odds = 50 / (150+50) = 25% So, in the other example, $15 to call and $75 in the pot, it is 5:1 odds but it is also pot odds = 15 / (75 + 15) = 16.7% In the blackjack example, you bet $1, and now there's $2 in the pot. Pot odds = 1:1 Pot odds = 1 / (1+1) = 1/2 = 50% 
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Okay. Your first post said something about "6 to 1 odds," so I don't know if that was related to your first example.
Why not just convert from the percentage? If your hand has 20% equity against your opponent's range, that's the same as 4:1. If your pot odds are 5:1, you're good. I mean, either way works. It's just a matter of what's faster for you. 
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re: Poker & $15 to call. 5 people are in before me. How to quickly calc Pot odds?
LB i think it would be lot faster to calculate if you just start thinking in odds, believe i have been calculating all to percentage and now when i figured odds it is lot faster, it is almost like at glance

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This might not be the right mathematical way but i took the close aproximation where i know that on flop it is little better than 2:1 (2 to one is 33,3%) so any 2 to 2 pot odds are a snap call, if you want to see only one card 18% is little worse than 4:1 (20%) but better than 5:1 so if you fold 4 to 1 pot odds but call 5 to 1 you are making a good call, this is how i do it it is not totally accurate but it works for me

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http://www.cardschat.com/oddsfordummies.php
Or more generally; http://www.cardschat.com/pokerstrategy.php The strategy articles have been updated and have a totally new look. Hell, I gonna re read them myself. 
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re: Poker & $15 to call. 5 people are in before me. How to quickly calc Pot odds?
I have decided it's easier to work with ratios and not percents.
Just like the pros do. The key is not to do any division. Also key when it's a rough estimate in live conditions. I just need to brute force memorize this chart, particularly the bottom [image: http://i44.tinypic.com/v5iag6.jpg][/quote] 
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To simplify:
Anything more than 4:1 is under 20%. Got a small raise for a large pot? Just need something above 20% equity to call. If h2h, then you're closer to 50/50, so you mostly call if you've got anything. 1/2 pot raise? Just need 33% That's about all you need to memorize, in fact. 