*Originally posted by DominiqueRoyal*

I still dont get, its not logical, how 4:1 can be better pot odds than 3:1 if in % there is big difference. And I have better chances to play with for, if I have 1 chance of 3 to win not 1 chance of 4. so I dont get it !!!because the best pot odds is when ratio is 1:1 = ~ 100%

Odds to hit are not the same as pot odds. 1:1 are not the best odds. Lets say you play 0.5/1 NL and there is a open raise to 3BB. Your on BU and have to pay 3$ to win a pot of 4.5$ meaning you get odds of 1.5:1.

But in case there are 2 more cold callers in that case you still have to call 3$ but in that case the pot is 10.5$ giving you odds of 3.5:1 meaning you get way better odds to call since you have to invest 3$ to win 10.5 where as in first case you have to call 3$ to win 4.5$ so you have to invest the same amount to win less money. Therefor in a multiway preflop pot its more profitable to call suited connectors and small PP in multiway pots since you get better direct odds and more implied odds to get payed off if you hit since the more players means its more likely for someone to pay you off.

Now lest say you has AKs on a board that gives you a flush draw and your villian has AA. This means only your flush outs are good since K or an A doesn't help you, meaning you will end up with the best hand by the river 37% of the time or 1 in 3 cases.

So in this case if the pot is 10$ and he bets 5$ you can call of direct odds since you get 3:1 pot odds and 3:1 odds to hit to break even. So if you'd be all in at point it would be an easy call, but since your not you also have to consider calling another bet on the turn. Now on the turn pot is already 20$, you miss and he bets 1/2 pot again, so you again have the same pot odds of 3:1, but you will only end up with the best hand on the river 20% of the time or 1 in 5 cases. So in that case you will lose 10$ each time you lose and win 30$ each time you hit. So you do not get the direct odds to call and will have to consider your implied odds meaning how much more is he willing to call when you do hit.

In the same example if he would be betting potsize giving you 2:1 odds you will have to invest 10$ on the flop to win 20$. You will have the same odds to win the hand at showdown, but worse price for it since you have to invest 10$ to win 20$ instead of 5$ to win 15$.

Hope that makes some sense