# Equity?

• Bronze
Joined: 11.07.2010
Hi all,
excuse the somewhat naive question but What exactly is Equity?

I find it in many books but I understand it only partially.

Is it how much you can expect to gain considering your and your opponents' variables (in a sng for example) ?

Thanks!
Matt
• 4 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 08.11.2008
Hello!

Equity means how much of the pot belongs to you in the long run vs the oponent's hand range. Or in other words, how many times you will win the hand at showdown.

Primzi
• Bronze
Joined: 11.07.2010
So considering 'pot odds' during a game is equivalent to considering 'equity'?
• Bronze
Joined: 08.11.2008
Err, Pot Odds = possible profit : bet amount payable. For example, the pot is \$20 and someone bets \$5. That makes the pot \$25 and you need to call \$5 to have a chance of winning it. This means that the pot odds are 1:5. You need to have more than 16,67% equity to have profit (you need to win at least 1 in 6 times). For more detailed information on this, check the following links:

http://www.pokerstrategy.com/glossary/Equity/

http://www.pokerstrategy.com/glossary/Pot-Odds/

Primzi
• Bronze
Joined: 11.07.2010
Got it! =D Thanks!!!