Increasing your Poker Odds

Of course. we play a game to win. And to win the game, one has to know the rules, and techniques, fully. This is the same case with poker. To master the game, and increase your chances of winning, you have to learn about poker odds.

First, let us start with the basics. It is very, very important to put in our memory that poker odds are primarily composed of three major types. These types form a chief role in playing poker, and most poker players base their game strategies and betting decisions on these odds. Number one, there are card poker odds. But, card poker odds are useless to the player without the knowledge of investment poker odds. And then, we have the edge poker odds - this evaluates the performance of each and every poker player.

Now, let us be specific. Card poker odds are the probabilities of drawing the different poker hands. This is the most popular of the three poker odds, and this has both its positive and negative effects: it is good that the reviews, relatively, give the players better chances, but it is also bad because the reviews leave out the larger part of poker odds. To make the idea a little clearer, let's start with: there are 2,598,960 variations of poker hands available. This number is enormous, but, at the onset, this probability may be scaled down once the cards have been drawn on hand.

The second poker odd - the investment poker odds - is defined by most authors and demigods of poker as the calculations you make on the returns of the money that you bet. Tough job, you may say, but there is now a formula to this: the investment poker odd is equal to the product of the amount of the pot, and the probability of bagging the pot, divided by the potential loss. There is a bit of mathematical computation required for this type of odd. But hey, cards are numbers and if you are into it, chances are you can count by yourself. And to us, that is enough skill to master this odd.

Finally, we have the edge poker odds. As the name implies, it indicates the performance or "edge" of the player in a poker game. Edge poker odds increase with the increase of number of games that a player plays. At a minimum, ten games would, and should, reflect your relative performance. At the same time, the odds also increase, depending on the corresponding skills of the other players at the table. It is like the simple adage: "Practice makes perfect".

- Advertisement -

This Week's Article

Video Poker Tips
13 2008

There are winning factors from the game of video poker which make it more preferable over other casino games available to play by casino gamblers. [...MORE]

© 2008 European Player's Challenge. All rights reserved.