re: Poker & Any Pot Odds Tricks?
Originally Posted by GoldB
Okay so is there a way to join these odds with the choice of making a bet/raise/etc?
So if I flop 4 to the flush...leaving 36% chance to hit the flush....and the pot at the moment is $10 and my bet can be $2...i should actually 'raise' and bet $5....is that correct?
or...same as above, but the pot is $5...and my min bet is $5....i should fold--is that correct?
if I may ask another question about pot odds....if the pot has $5 in it and i bet $5...thats 1/1 so is that 100% or 50%? if I have a 70% chance of getting The Nuts on the river....do I bet $5 into a $5 total pot...or am I still not getting correct pot odds?
Pot odds are usually considered when calling. So for example, if the pot is $25, and your opponent bets $5, you have 5/35=14% pot odds, so you have to win the hand more than 14% of the time. So if you were on the turn with a open-ended straight draw (~16% to make it), it would be profitable to call, but if you had a inside straight draw (~8% to make it), it would not be immediately profitable to call (you have to consider implied odds, tough).
Raising is more complex. When you raise, 3 things can happen: Your opponent folds and you win, your opponent calls and you win, and your opponent calls and you lose. Note that things can get even more complicated if you consider multiple opponents and raising sizes. There's no "quick trick" for considering a raise AFAIK, all you can do is do an EV calculation, which you hardly can do when playing.
In the case of raising where all your opponents would call and there was no difference in implied odds from any of your actions, a raise (of any amount) is profitable if you win the pot more often than your opponents, e.g., if there were 4 players in the table including you, you would have to win more than 1/4=25% of the time for a raise to be profitable.