Flush drawing odds & outs

    • BluffJedi
      BluffJedi
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      Joined: 18.05.2010 Posts: 2
      With average card distribution the number of each suit dealt preflop will be as follows:

      6 Handed - 3
      9 Handed – 4.5 (Assume 4 for simplified calculations)

      Therefore if we flop a flush draw with say suited connectors and have two of the suit, surely it would be more mathematically accurate to assume the following remaining in the deck still to be dealt:

      6 Handed - 8 Cards/Outs
      9 Handed - 7 Cards/Outs

      Instead of the nine assumed in all articles and videos I have seen.

      Why is this not the case:

      Any help clarifying this would be appreciated.
  • 1 reply
    • Pascal
      Pascal
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      Joined: 11.01.2011 Posts: 875
      Hi BluffJedi,

      of course you can assume a certain amount of your outs are dealt away to the other players
      but why should it matter? they are randomly split with all the other unknown cards

      you calculate your odds with helpful unknown cards to hole unknown cards


      Cheers,

      Pascal