"Discover the 3 Strategies Used to Determine the Best Odds "
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by Mark Rossi
Yesterday I exposed to you 5 powerful betting strategies for Texas Hold 'Em. These types of strategies are what separates the consistent winners from the losers. Here are 3 powerful insider secrets for you:
Insider Betting Secret #1: Outs
Probability is a huge factor in texas hold 'em. Players use odds to determine their actions. The chances of finishing a flush or a straight, the probability of getting an over card, the percentage of times you're going to flop a set to match your pocket pair are all important factors in poker.
Knowledge of these statistics is key to winning. In online games especially with very few (if any) tells, statistical knowledge becomes the main factor when choosing whether to bet, call, or fold.
The number of cards left in the deck that will improve your hand. "I had four hearts on the turn, so I had only 9 outs left to finish that flush."
Insider Betting Secret #2: Pot Odds
The odds you get when analyzing the current size of the pot vs. your next call. "There's $100 already in the pot, and only another $10 bet coming at me, so my pot odds are good if I hit that flush." It is very important to use pot odds in determining when you may bet at a pot and/or call.
Insider Betting Secret #3: Implied Odds
The odds you are getting after the assumed result of betting for the remainder of the hand. Since I think these guys are going to call on the turn and river, my implied odds are excellent. Access our free pot odds calculator to get a feel for pot odds theory.
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