# equity question

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Joined: 02.03.2008
I don’t know how to calculate the equity I need to see the showdown with hands that might be good but are not very strong(medium pair, top pair with weak kicker).

For instance this hand: FL FR .1/.2 Pocket 8's - When to fold?

After hero is check-raised the pot is 10 SB. Pot odds are 10:1, but hero can’t call this hand just to see the turn and then fold. He has to call to see a showdown. If hero wants to go to the showdown he will have to pay 1SB+2BB(assuming SB will bet any turn and any river). So hero has to pay 5SB to win 10+4=14SB. 14:5=2.8:1 So 100/3.8=26.3%. But sometimes SB has a flush draw that turns into a flush on the turn or on the river. Or is raising with overcards and he hits a pair on turn or river. So I think hero has to have on the flop a bigger equity than 26.3%. But how much big?

Can a fold on the flop or turn be good if certain cards appear?

If I know that SB is only check-raising with top pair or better(he never check-raises middle pair and overcards) and with str8 and flush draw, do I still have to call his flop raise? I suppose yes, but how big the pot should be to do that call?