# [Texas Holdem]1/26/15 10:35 PM

Odds and Outs

Outs are the card that complete a draw, which means possibilities that you could get the best card in the next round.

So basically I need to calculate how many outs are there that can help me make the draw.

Odds and Pot Odds

Odds means the ratio of the cards are helpless / cards are helpful (i.e. if the ratio is 5:1 which means you could get the helpful cards once for every 6 times.)

Pot Odds is the ratio: the money you could win from the game / the money you pay into the game.(According to the example, the pot has 12\$, the bet is 2\$, if you want to play the game you have to bet 2\$, so the cost is 2\$, and if you win, you will get 12 \$, so the ratio is 12:2=6:1)

So according to the odds and pot odds you might decide if the game is profitable.

Pot odds > Odds, you can call, otherwise, you fold.

Here is the chart shows you the situation of outs and odds when in different procedure of the game. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.