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Question on phil gorden's little green book
Hey guys,
been reading this book and i love it but i have a couple of questions on how he calculated some of these odds. This is the main one i've been struggling with, he gives a chart laying out his chances: My opponent My hand The board My chances 8s 8d KQh Jc Td 2h 55.3 he says his outs are that he has two overcards to the board, straight draw and a backdoor flush draw. I counted how many outs he has: 2 queens, 2 kings, and 4 aces which is 8. Problem is, how do i calculate the flush odds with two missing cards? Thanks to anyone who can help! 
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re: Poker & Question on phil gorden's little green book
3 Kings, 3 Queens, 4aces, 4 Nines, and sometimes they'll add one out for backdoor flush draw = 15outs.
(rough estimate of percentage chance of winning hand = (15 x 4)  {(15(159)} = 60  6 = 54% That's a great book to read. I think Phil's a good writer and gets the basics and more to the reader in an interesting read. His 'Little Blue Book' is also worth reading (I've read both of these books at least 5x each). He has a couple of other books out also, but not as good as these two. I asked Phil last week actually, if he was contemplating putting out another book to which he replied, "Sorry... no more books in my future. There's nothing left to write about." Watched Phil take down Poker After Dark last night... way to go Phil.. and thanks for the books! GL!! 
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15 is the number of outs.. id say 15.5 (as I use 1.5 outs for a backdoor flush draw). But 15 is the outs.
4 is from the rule of 2 and 4. Multiply the number of outs by 2 if there is only one card to come and 4 if there are 2 cards to come. This gives you your outs in the form of a percentage 
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47(cards left)10(outs)= 37 37/10(outs)=3.7 so isnt the percentage just 37%? 
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I just copied and pasted this from another website, its using 6 outs rather than 10, but you should see what to do Quote:

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re: Poker & Question on phil gorden's little green book
No these are the percentages of your hand improving to a betterhand (which you think is likely to win)
The percentages you see on TV are the percentages of the hand winning (you can only do this if you know what your opponent is holding) If you want to see examples of these, download pokerstove and put some numbers in. 
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The '9' is >. any outs more than 9 we subtract from our total. (pretty sure it's in Phil's book but it's been a couple of yrs. since I've read it) 
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Amazon.com: Phil Gordon's Little Gold Book:... 
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My bad  should've checked dates especially since I know Orafice is on his game.
