re: Poker & 5-7 suited calls all in post flop
Originally Posted by Four Dogs
You don't need software, you can do it in your head. It's easy. In the case above you have 9 clean outs meaning if a diamond comes you'll probably have the best hand. To calculate all-in equity with 2 cards to come you just multiply your outs by 4. In this case you have about 36%+/-. You might have more, you could improve with a 5 for trips or a 7 for two pair, that's another 5 outs making you're equity as much as 56%+/-. This is called the rule of 4. It's not exact but it's close enough. BTW you can do it with 1 card to come as well simply by multiplying your outs by 2 instead of 4.
yes... I made the decision to call with a pair of fives and a flush draw. it's an easy decision, but winning at poker is about making hard decisions the right way. I've already used the 4X rule to figure that the other guy has 10 outs for about a 40% chance to catch an out post flop.
I don't think its such a bad call, but equity wise he is behind almost 3-1. If you were in his shoes you would have to also put in as other factors to make a good decision. What else is out there that gives him such horrible equity?
I made an easy call, and this thread is about learning. What would you be considering if you were in his shoes? Not mine.