Equity: Final Calls

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Your equity is the single most important consideration if you have to decide between calling and folding when closing the action. In this video you will learn in which situations this is the case and how you can make your decision in three simple steps.


Final Calls Ranges & Equity series Theory Video

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“Equity: Final Calls”

In this video you will learn... In what situations your equity is the most important factor for your decision... and how to find the correct decision in ..

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  • whatsuup


  • sniokers


    nice video but you forgot to show how rake change math and results. It's very important!
  • Boomer2k10


    Hi All

    Please enjoy the third video in the Ranges and Equity Series of Lessons - Equity: Final Calls

    If you have any questions or comments please join the Discussion in the forum here:


    Don't forget to study the lesson, take the quiz and do the exercises which come with this video
  • MissyC


    Great video. Basic concepts but many of us completely forget about them when making some decisions.
  • DaveWalliams


    I thought the maths for calculating equity was different. Using the second example, hero needs to call $7 to win $24.50. This gives pot odds of 3.5/1, which means hero needs to be good 1 out of 4.5 times in total. To turn this into a percentage, 100/4.5 = 22% not 29% as stated in the video. Have I been wrong all this time?
  • DaveWalliams


    I'm fairly certain the video is just showing how to calculate hero's pot odds as a percentage, not the minimum amount of equity you need to call.
  • AtrociousNightmare


    @#5: You calculate pot odds by taking the pot AS IS divided by the amount you need to call, in that case: 17.5 / 7 = 2.5 pot odds.
    And for the required equity it's 1 / (pot odds +1), in that case: 1 / 3.5 = 28.57, same result as the video is showing <3

    [basically your mistake was to add that 7 to the pot before dividing it]
  • FlyingDutchm1n


    @5: you can do it like #7atrociousnightmare OR do it your way, however your mistake was NOT per se that you added the $7 to the pot, but when you do, you need to then say I wager $7 to win $24.5 which means I need to win it 1 in 3.5 times (NOT 4.5 times which was your mistake)which makes sense. you wager $7*3.5=24.5 and you win the entire pot once, is also 24.5 so is break even. once every 3.5 times = 1/3.5= 0.2857142857142857
  • FlyingDutchm1n


    7/24.5= also 0.2857142857142857 of course wager 7 to win 24.5
  • riouzaki


    Lmao, at last example you tell people to fold top pair best kicker at river, because the villain cant have a busted draw.. not only he can have a busted flush draw but he can bet any Qx hand also (not mention pure bluffs)

    very pro video :P
  • zachrina


    They're not telling us to do anything. Just making decisions based on mathematics. With no specific reads. Will it be a profitable call over time? Math says no, fact!!
  • Th334


    #5 is right, it is 22%, not 29%. You should edit the video. Intuitive proof: it is a well known fact that to call 1/2 pot we need at least 25% EQ, right? In the example, the bet is LESS than 1/2 pot, so we need LESS than 25% EQ. So 22%, not 29%. Makes sense?
  • Honda70


    very great
  • adimiz


  • alexandrumadalin


  • mirth


    i too am confused by saying if you have qj here you should call but if you have aq, with the ace being a spade, you should fold, for a bet less than 1/3 pot size, which kq, qj even jj might make.
  • FlyingDutchm1n


    @ 12 you are right in saying to call a 50% Potsizedbet (PSB) requires at least 25% (BreakEven) equity as the caller, but you are wrong in saying this is the case here (even though the video should have been a tad bit clearer about this but in the end the video is right and does not have to be edited). Villain bets $7 (now here is the part where I show you it is MORE than a 50% PSB) INTO A $10.50 pot and 7 is more than half of 10.50 (it's actually a 2/3 or 66.6% PSB) and now our decision is to call that bet of $7 or not. We have to risk 7 to win (10.50pot+his7+our7) the total sum of these 3 is the final potsize= 7/24.5= 0.2857=28.557%=29%. So the video is right and you are not and neither is #5.
  • dddq8842


    Okay Why do I get 27.78% after I remove all combos that are on the board my final equity AsQc vs his range is 27.78% which is 1.78% more than the video....?
  • dddq8842


    In the video there is a mistake it says I hold As and in the bottom part it shows AcQc. But then on the right it shows all the cards that are removed from his range which are all spades combos A2ss-AJss
  • dddq8842


    Whats the reason I have to remove KsKd and KsKh but vil range can have KcKs? I don't get this part.
  • dddq8842


    And what's the best approach to practice this while I play?
  • Mosaicpao


    The last example was confusing. lol.
  • Khaher586


  • tuananh1601


    thank you