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Slightly confused about how to use maths to work out whether it is worth making a bet or calling one.
I understand about outs and the rules of 4 and 2. Which gives you the chances of getting a winning hand. Is this the same as equity? However how do you apply this to hand? If someone raises, how do you work out whether it would be a profitable call given your probability of hitting an out?Thanks for any help. 
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how imp is maths in poker??  7  19th January 2015 7:59 PM  Learning Poker  samar100 
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If I had A2, I wouldn't count the 3 other 2's as outs. If that's what you mean? 
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jamie,
go down to your nearest barns and noble, hit up the poker book section. there you will find a huge selection of authors that have put together everything you will need to improve your ability to better read what is happening during the play. understanding and crunching numbers is a very important part of the game. 
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But if there's a chance you'll make your flush and still lose, those 9 outs are worth less. The tricky part is gauging how much less, but as an example, let's say you're drawing to a nonnut flush, and that even when you hit it, you think you'll lose 1/3 of the time. In calculating the odds, you'd use 6 outs instead of 9. 
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On another note, if your break even percentage is greater than your prob. of hitting an out then folding would be a good move right? 
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