How to Learn Basic Poker Odds (Free Poker Strategy Video)

You don't need to learn advanced math to win at poker but you do need to learn the basics.

You don't need to learn advanced poker odds to win at poker. But you do need to learn the basics.

The good news is that you learned all the necessary math when you were in elementary school.

In this poker strategy video you'll get step-by-step instructions to figure out important concepts like pot odds and pot equity, as well as how to compare the two to see whether you should call and try to hit your draw.

Ballpark is Good Enough

Understanding poker odds in Texas Hold'em might seem like a daunting task - especially if you're not "a math person."

Jonathan Little
Close is good enough.

But everybody who plays poker has the ability to calculate poker odds. Everybody.

You don't have to get it dialled in to the fourth decimal place (although if you do end up playing the high stakes that wouldn't hurt) but generally understanding when you're a 60-40 favorite or when you're getting the right odds to call are important things to know.

If you are miscalculating your pot odds (or not thinking about them), you're going to make a lot of mistakes that will make it hard for you to become a winning player.

Comparing your current pot odds with your chances of hitting your outs is critical. But luckily, the math behind it is really quite simple.

If you want to get started, just check out this video and continue with the rest of the How Not to Suck beginner poker strategy series to stop sucking and start winning, fast.

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