# Fold equity

• Bronze
Joined: 01.03.2011
So, can anyone give a good explanation what fold equity is?

cos i just dont understand the concept
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• Bronze
Joined: 15.10.2010
I think it's the equity you gain if your opponent folds.
• Bronze
Joined: 26.01.2010
Fold equity is the probability that villain will fold to our raise.

>> Fold equity

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GL.
• Bronze
Joined: 07.06.2009
It is the equity gained when your opponent folds, giving up his equity.

For example: If you have AK and you opponent has 22 and the pot is lets say 10\$ the equity is essentially 50-50 or a coin-flip. So if you go all-in and he call you every time this is break-even in the long run. However in real life when you go all in he will often fold, giving up on his 50% equity in this pot. If for example he folds 30% of the time then 30% off the time you pick up the 10\$ pot while the other 70% of the time you will be break even. So total it is a +EV (positive expected value play) to raise.

This is one of the main reasons why it is (almost) always better to be the aggressor when playing a pot.