Hello!

Your method actually seems pretty complicated to me, but that's probably because I'm not a maths genious and cannot calculate 8/46x100=17.39% and 100/17.39=5.75 without a calculator. However if I did use a method similar to yours, I would most likely use the calculation 46/8=5.75 which is kind of easier for me to calculate

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It seems to me however that you have made a mistake in your calculation - according to your calculation, there are still 46+8=54 cards in the deck. If we are talking about turn ->river outs, we only have 46 cards to begin with and we have to make a ratio between cards that help us and the cards that do not help us, not all the cards

. This means that your best bet would probably still be using the standard formula provided in the articles:

Odds from turn to river = (46 - outs) : outs

In your case, (46-8):8

In short, 38:8=4,75

This means that you need 4.75 (or we can say 5 to be safe) to 1 pot odds in order to make a profitable call there

. The charts provided in the articles that give you the most common required pot odds to call with draws are certainly very useful, but I am sure you will soon not need to use them anymore. Later on in the learning process, this gets slightly more complicated with addition of discounted outs, backdoor draws, etc. into the calculation, but that is a bit advanced right now

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Best regards,

Primzi