The Two Types of Equity (Day 4 Course Discussion)



Jun 26, 2022
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So, I've always heard people talk in equity, which always kind of confused me as I hadn't really learned the way it transitioned to poker. This lesson, as all of them before it, are REALLY teaching me a lot. I'm really impressed they are teaching so much. I've managed to win a few freerolls already thanks to the lessons.


Rock Star
May 7, 2022
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On Day 4 Collin discusses the various types of equity.

If you have not yet read Day 4 and watched the video for Day 4 - take a few minutes now to do that and then come back here to discuss it. Don't forget to take the quiz at the end of the video!:

The Two Types of Equity

This is the simplest and easiest to understand breakdown of equity that I have ever seen. Collin and Katie will be happy to explain this further and answer your questions in this thread.


Achei essa aula difícil de entender. Preciso estudar mais sobre isso.
hilary antonik filho

hilary antonik filho

Jan 8, 2022
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great explanation about equity, I really need to understand about %, I liked the house/bank example


Aug 4, 2022
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Two questions Colli and Katie to see if I understood this topic that is a bit difficult for me, because as you say, on TV it is easy to see it but at the table it is quite difficult to achieve it, even more so for players like one who is not very used to these calculations

1st I am going to give an example of a hand that knows how to give me a lot of returns, taking into account, let's say, a semi-bluff. the situation is this
Hero 90 BB in CO :as4::js4: raise 3bet
Villain 70 BB into BB call :qs4::10s4:s

(Here, by only paying the villain, I must assume that my equity range is higher than the preflop right?)

Pot 7 BBs

Flop :ks4::7c4::2s4:
hero 3bet
villain call

Pot 13 BBs

Turn :4h4:

Hero 6 Beth
villain call

25 BB pot
River :2d4:

Hero 25 BB
villain fold

Why am I giving this example? In truth, I always like to play suites with Aces because logically it gives me a great chance of achieving a nut. But I see that many players go to the hands to play with minor suites and wait for the miracle to fall on the turn or river.
Although the miracle of the color does not exist neither for hero nor for the villain, the question is: Is it worth remaining aggressive in search of the possible nut, putting the villain in the situation that the hero can even have a top pair of K? ??? In other words, to maintain that possible equity of 100% on the river is it worth following it in this situation??? or is it preferable to check the river and wait for the villain to take action???

2nd Is it possible to take the fairness of the game that the villains are doing at the table??? For example, in relation to taking 10 hands and seeing how many folds they make??? How many times do they act aggressive in BN??? or how many times do they play aggressive in another position??? This question is formulated for the use, for example, of the relative position that was explained in lesson 1, that is, if you have AA in MP, for example, and you know that in that hand you have a player who always 3Bet in BN, you can make a call is preflop and then on the flop check and wait for villain's action and then hero act accordingly.

Hope it's understandable. In truth, it is costing me a lot to understand this equity thing, but I try to put a lot of effort into it. I hope I make it

Greetings guys;););)