Question when calulating pot odds..

    • midgetjay
      midgetjay
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 241
      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!
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