Originally Posted by micromachine
7.5 losing card to every winning one -> 8.5 cards in total (100%)
100 / 8.5 = 11.75%
Seriously I don't know why anyone bothers with odds when you can just use percentages for everything
hi micro! i like the odds because for me (still just on the paper) is easy to compare hand odds and pot odds and decide if the hand is worth to play or not! I have no doubt percentage can be easier in the beginning, but i think if you can manage right and fastly the odds, it can become a powerful weapon.
Anyway, thanks for your explanation! i got a little more, so 8.5 is the total hands that we play considering that we win one, and this is why then we have 7,5 to 1?
What i want to try to do is the opposite calculation. I made that calculation, using 1 - (48/50)*(47/49)*(46/48) and i got 11.75%.
Now how i pass from this to 8.5 played hands?