# How do I calculate my breakeven equity?? SSS

• Bronze
Joined: 21.04.2008
For example in this situation:

I thought the total pot was 38 and the guy had to pay \$28 for it so the breakeven equity was one.

But also someone said the total pot you had to consider was 46 and 36 to call..

Im confused, how should i proceed?? lol
• 8 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 11.01.2007
The pot is 38\$ - thats 33\$ + 5\$ dead money.

So the formula is:

X * 38\$ -3\$ (RAKE) - (1-X) * 28\$

X = your equity against his range
38\$ = Pot
28\$ = Money you have to pay to play for the pot.

If you consider the TOTAL Pot including your money, each fold had a positive EV of 20BB. So I would fold all time long and move up in the limits cause I win 20BB each hand

Would be cool.

btw - in the upcoming weeks there will be a video concerning this topic
• Basic
Joined: 30.11.2009
Fold IMO.He can have too many better cards than you ,plus he added alot ,meaning he doesn't PROBLABLY try bluff your bet.
• Bronze
Joined: 21.04.2008
Originally posted by AnnaKurnikowa
The pot is 38\$ - thats 33\$ + 5\$ dead money.

So the formula is:

X * 38\$ -3\$ (RAKE) - (1-X) * 28\$

X = your equity against his range
38\$ = Pot
28\$ = Money you have to pay to play for the pot.

If you consider the TOTAL Pot including your money, each fold had a positive EV of 20BB. So I would fold all time long and move up in the limits cause I win 20BB each hand

Would be cool.

btw - in the upcoming weeks there will be a video concerning this topic
ohh.. I am not using the formula at the moment. I was using xarry2 chart collection, there you can calculate your breakeven equity, but i still not sure what to put on the "Total pot" blank and at the "to pay" blank
• Bronze
Joined: 21.04.2008
Originally posted by AnnaKurnikowa
The pot is 38\$ - thats 33\$ + 5\$ dead money.

So the formula is:

X * 38\$ -3\$ (RAKE) - (1-X) * 28\$

X = your equity against his range
38\$ = Pot
28\$ = Money you have to pay to play for the pot.

If you consider the TOTAL Pot including your money, each fold had a positive EV of 20BB. So I would fold all time long and move up in the limits cause I win 20BB each hand

Would be cool.

btw - in the upcoming weeks there will be a video concerning this topic
Oh no I understood, just watched your equity gold video hehe makes sense now.
• Bronze
Joined: 10.10.2008
But for getting the BEQ he can use:

amount to pay/total pot -rake

so BEQ = \$28/\$66-\$3 = 0.444
BEQ = 44.44%
• Black
Joined: 20.02.2008
wtf is all this shit?

and it's a snap-call, right?
• Bronze
Joined: 19.06.2008
Looks like a re steal to me as a result making it a very easy call.
• Bronze
Joined: 10.02.2008
xarry's charts are wicked, however if you're using the BE Equity one, you can also use the Equilator to do the exact same thing. Basically, to get your Equity against Villain's range you should be using Equilator anyway, and by using it to find you BE Equity you are making it a little simpler for yourself when you're playing.

You can find the tool in the Handrange Calculation section, just click the little calculator button and enter the current size of the pot, and the amount you have to call.

If BE Eq < Equity vs Villain, call.