Odds & outs

DicesKnowledge about odds and outs gives you insights to the game of poker. It helps you take correct decisions when to fold or call. If you know the odds you can also make a bet in a size that makes your opponent call incorrectly if he chooses to do that.

The odds chart below shows the exact odds depending on different situations. Of course, it's over ambitious and not necessary to memorize odds or percents with decimals. The column to the rights shows some common situations, study the odds here some extra time.

Texas hold'em - probabilities

This table shows odds for different situations in Texas hold'em according to outs. This is fundamental for your knowledge of odds and probabilities in poker.

Outs - the remaining cards that will improve your hand.
Odds - if the numbers for example are 7-1 it means that something happens once out of eight times.
Turn - showing the odds that exist before the turn.
Turn + river - showing the odds that exist after the flop when both turn and river remains.
Inside straight- a straight with a gap, e.g. 4-5-7-8.
Over cards - cards that are higher than the community cards.
Open-ended straight- a straight with open endings, t.ex 4-5-6-7.

Please observe! This table can be hard to read in a mobile device.

  Turn >   Turn + river >  
Outs Odds Percent Outs Odds Percent I got x and drawing to y
1 46-1 2.1% 1 22.5-1 4.4% I got trips and drawing to four of a kind
2 22.5-1 4.3% 2 10.9-1 8.4% I got a pair and drawing to trips
3 14.5-1 6.4% 3 7-1 12.5% I got par and drawing to two pairs
4 10.8-1 8.5% 4 5.1-1 16.5% I got a inside straight and drawing to straight
5 8.4-1 10.6% 5 3.9-1 20.3% I got a pair and drawing to two pairs or
6 6.8-1 12.8% 6 3.1-1 24.1% I got ovarcards and drawing to a pair
7 5.7-1 14.9% 7 2.6-1 27.8%  
8 4.9-1 17% 8 2.2-1 31.5% I got open-ended straight and drawing to straight
9 4.2-1 19.1% 9 1.9-1 35% I got a flush draw and drawing to a flush
10 3.7-1 21.3% 10 1.6-1 38.4%  
11 3.3-1 23.4% 11 1.4-1 41.7%  
12 2.9-1 25.5% 12 1.2-1 45%  
13 2.6-1 27.7% 13 1.1-1 48.1%  
14 2.4-1 29.8% 14 0.95-1 51.2%  
15 2.1-1 31.9% 15 0.85-1 54.1%  
16 1.9-1 34% 16 0.75-1 57%  
17 1.8-1 36.2% 17 0.67-1 59.8%  
18 1.6-1 38.3% 18 0.60-1 62.4%  
19 1.5-1 40.4% 19 0.53-1 65%  
20 1.4-1 42.6% 20 0.48-1 67.5%  

Use a poker program for odds calculating

Nowadays there's programs you can use for calculating odds then playing online. Such kind of softwares can with other things show odds for you in real time.

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See also the pre flop calculator.

 
 
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