PS automatic odds calculator

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    • VorpalF2F
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      Hi, Needlesky,
      I'm guessing not -- since PokerStars forbids software that makes decisions for the player.

      Frankly, I'm glad of that.

      But on the other hand, knowing how to do it yourself is one of the critical skills of poker.

      Have a look at The Basics: Odds & Outs which explains how.

      I just had a scan of it looking for "The rule of Four and Two" but could not find it.
      Nope -- that is in here: Mathematics of Poker: Odds and Outs

      I *think* that the second article is available to bronze status -- If I'm wrong let me know.

      Also, I think that the 2nd article is old -- I could not find a link to it -- I had to search for it.

      Best of luck,
      VS
    • VorpalF2F
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      Hi, Needlesky,
      I just did some more digging, and found that the Rule of 4 & 2 is not in the article, but in a comment.

      Basically it is this:

        Chance on the flop of hitting by the river: Flop outs x 4
        Chance on the turn of hitting on the river: Turn outs x 2


      This is a VERY rough approximation, but it is close enough. Remember implied odds, too.
      You also need to be really aware of "poisoned outs".
      "Poisoned out" are what I call outs that give you one hand but give opponent better.

      Example:
      You hold 7:d6
      Flop is 8:h9:h2

      The T makes both flushes and better straights so have *reverse* implied odds.

      Cheers,
      VS
    • baboKeisari
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      Originally posted by VorpalF2F
      Basically it is this:

        Chance of hitting on the turn: Flop outs x 4
        Chance of hitting on the river: Turn outs x 2


      This is a VERY rough approximation, but it is close enough.
      Actually outs x 4 is from flop to river which is 2 streets.
    • VorpalF2F
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      Thanks baboKeisari,
      You are quite correct, and I've edited the post so the correct information is there.

      Cheers,
      VS
    • baboKeisari
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      Np. :)
    • Needlesky
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      Just want to thank for your answers. ;)