# Question when calulating pot odds..

• Bronze
Joined: 07.05.2008
I've always had this question, but I've haven't been able to find the answer to it. It's kinda hard to explain, so I'll just have to give two scenarios:

A)

Pot: \$1.00
Villain bets: \$0.25

Let's say I'm going for a straight-draw, are my odds 5 : 1 right here? Do you add the villain's bet to the pot in order to calculate your odds?

(\$1.00 + \$0.25) : \$0.25
= \$1.25 : \$0.25
= 5 : 1

... or ...

B)

Pot: \$1.00
Villain bets: \$0.25

In this situation, are my odds 4 : 1? Do you NOT add the villain's bet to the pot in order to calculate your odds?

(\$1.00) : \$0.25
= \$1.00 : \$0.25
= 4 : 1

Which scenario gives you the correct odds to call for the straight-draw? Could someone clear this up for me? Thanks in advance!
• 2 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 29.04.2007
Originally posted by midgetjay
A)

Pot: \$1.00
Villain bets: \$0.25

(\$1.00 + \$0.25) : \$0.25
= \$1.25 : \$0.25
= 5 : 1

Hi midgetjay

THis scenario is the right one. As soon as you or villain put money into the pot it doesn't belong to the stack anymore, but to the pot.

Best regards,
TribunCaesar
• Bronze
Joined: 07.05.2008
Thanks Caesar! I've wondered about this for a VERY long time!