This course will thoroughly cover the concept of odds as it relates to poker. You’ll learn exactly how to apply the odds to your poker game, hearing explanations that are clear-cut, easy to understand, and simple to apply.
To play winning poker, you need to understand the odds. In fact, no one can play profitably without understanding them. The odds can tell you when it is correct to call and when you are better off raising or folding. They can also tell you what amounts you should bet to prevent your opponent from being able to profitably draw against you. This course will clear up many widespread misconceptions about the odds that can keep you from being a profitable player while making it easy for you to apply this crucial concept to your game. More than 2 hours of detailed instruction.
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Are your odds of winning 2:1, do you have one chance in three, are you “33% to win”, or do you have one-third of the equity in the pot? When you understand ratios, you understand that these are just four different ways of saying the same thing. Learning ratios—the relationship between two amounts—will help you understand exactly how to apply the odds to your poker play. This key concept is critical to making good decisions at the poker table—but many players fail to understand it. In this course, we will explain exactly how to use ratios to help you determine odds, and we will walk you through, step by step, how to convert one to the other. From now on, no matter how you hear it, you will understand the information that is fundamental to knowing your odds.
In order to use odds correctly you must be able to accurately count your outs. In this course, you will learn exactly how to count your outs in a variety of specific situations, including in some tricky spots where the right answer isn’t always obvious. Being able to count your outs fluidly and precisely is absolutely essential for any winning poker player. You’ll find out how to make the whole process quicker and easier, and you’ll learn to know instantly how many outs you have in the most common situations in poker. You’ll also learn how to recognize when you could be drawing dead.
Card odds show the likelihood of hitting or missing a draw. Calculating your card odds is the critical first step to making solid decisions when you have a drawing hand. Understanding card odds also allows you to size bets properly to prevent your opponents from profitably drawing against you. We will also walk you through a very useful shortcut to calculate your card odds quickly and easily at the poker table.
Understanding pot odds is absolutely crucial to playing profitably. Fortunately, you don’t need to know any prior math to understand pot odds—you can just follow the simple, clear-cut approach that you will learn in this course. Understanding pot odds allows you to determine whether it is profitable to call a bet and allows you to size your own bets to make it unprofitable for your opponents to draw against you. No previous math training required—this course keeps it simple, clear, and easy to apply to your poker game.
Sometimes it’s profitable to continue with a hand even if you’re not getting correct pot odds. When you understand implied odds, you understand when the chances of winning a future pot justify a call—and when they don’t. In this course, you’ll learn how to calculate your implied odds, and you’ll discover how to identify situations where implied odds don’t apply. This is a crucial concept, because many players misunderstand implied odds and make unprofitable calls as a result. This course will show you exactly how to determine when you can profitably continue with a hand.