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Hi,,im new at this and i dont exactly understand the chart with the outs and all that...What does that mean exactly?
an "out" is a card that can improve your hand to be best at showdown. So the classic example is if you have a flush draw on the flop, you have 9 "outs" or cards that will make you a flush. This chart shows that given 9 "outs" what your percentage will be with 2 cards to come (on the flop) or 1 card to come (on the turn).
The "odds against" column shows the same information just in a different format. With that same flush draw, you are about 1.9:1 against making it by the river (on the flop, 2 cards to come) and 4.1:1 against making it when you're at the turn (with 1 card to come). the 35% notation and the odds notation (ex 1.9:1) are just 2 different ways of saying the same thing, just expressed differently.
the rules of 2 and 4 are quick math tricks you can use to get a rough estimation of these percentages.
Does that help? let me know if I didn't answer your question.
Yes you did,,..theres just lots of poker vocabulary that im not familiar with..Is there any videos or files for all the expressions..For example: flush draw+oesd dont know what it means...Thanks I appreciate
try this link: http://keepyourchips.com/forums/36-General-Poker-Discussion/32855-Poker-and-Forum-Acronyms
It should have most of them in there.
If you run across some other acronyms or terminology, feel free to post about it there or you can always PM me or post in the video thread etc.
flush draw + oesd would mean you have you are drawing to a flush while also drawing to an open end straight (oesd - "open end" because you can either hit a straight with a higher card or a lower card, as opposed to a "gut shot" straight draw where the 5th straightening card would be in the middle somewhere, like J9 on T72).
An example of a flush draw + OESD (sometimes you'll see FD+OESD instead) might be 9 8 in your hand with a T 7 2 board. Here you'll have 15 cards (outs) to hit either a straight or a flush. Those outs would be 9 hearts, 3 sixes and 3 jacks. Don't forget you can't double-count the J and 6 since they complete both the straight and the flush.
Hope that helps!
This serie is really helpfull, thank you very much!!
I have a qustion on the odds to memorize chart:
The odds for a pocket pair postflop: on the chart they are 22.4:1 on the flop and on the turn they are 44.5:1, but shouldn't they be 10.9:1 on the flop and 22.3:1 on the turn?
For the flush draw+oesd we have 15 outs not 14, right?
In your odds charts example, high-card low-card vs non-pair is about 60%, about 3:2 (1.5:1) and not 1.2:1 (55%).
Even A2 vs KQ is 57.8%, while AJ vs KQ is 59.7%
Now something like A5 vs 98, or K4 vs T9 are much much closer to 55%, it is just the example you chose was a poor one, imo, becase it is 3:2