# Odds Odds Odds.

• Bronze
Joined: 10.07.2013
Odds Odds Odds.

I'm having a lot of trouble to intergrate numbers and odds into my decision making at the tables.

I can take a step back and analyze what's happend in a hand. I can decide what to do based on villain's stats and previous encounters with villian.

E.G. Villain is 37/5 and folds 87% to C-bet on flop.
Sure, I can manage.

But it's limited. I'm not looking for an extensive guide on how to configure your HEM2.

But I can't say, well clearly my fold equity is ... here, and I have to do this or that based on that.

I've read articles and discussed hands on the forum. I've shared my handhistory with poker players whom I consider capable of giving well-founded feedback. I'm not considering to hire a pro to sit down with me since this would be too big an investment. I'm however searching for a way too learn where to begin using numbers more and more to justify my decisions.

What would u guys reckon is a good way/place to go from here?

How did you test yourself after making a decision. Regardless of outcome?

Did you have any tricks or help to make it easier for yourself to use numbers and odds during a hand(s)?

• 2 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 29.10.2007
There are tricks to memorize these stuff, but you gotta practice it until you know it by heart so you don't spend time and energy calculating stuff in live-session.

Here is something useful:

The right table is more important imo, you memorize it and u know what odds you get when you face a bet, i.e;

Pot is 20bb, villain bets 15bb, you need your hand to be ahead more than 30% of the time.
Pot is 20bb, villain bets 20bb's, you need 33% equity or more.

Pot is 1\$, villain bets 0.33\$, u need 20%+

Note: it does not include implied odds
• Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Joined: 02.09.2010
Cool charts, SneakyhanD -- Thanks!

There are no implied odds on the river, unless you plan to raise, so that makes sense in a way.

For flop and turn odds when drawing to straights or flushes, see the article "Odds and Outs".

There is a "Poker Odds Chart" in there that is worth printing and keeping ready to hand along with SneakyhandD's charts.

Best of luck,
--VS