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The odds offered by the amount of money in the pot compared to the amount you must call to continue. Pot odds are extremely important for measuring whether it is profitable or not to continue playing a hand.

The ratio between the amount a poker player must call to remain in the hand compared to the amount currently in the pot. For example, if a poker player must call $5 to stay in the hand and there is $30 currently in the pot, the pot odds on offer are 6/1 (expressed verbally as "six to one").

The amount of money in the pot divided by the amount of money you must bet in order to call.

Making a decision about whether to call a bet based on the amount of the bet and the size of the pot.

The amount of money in the pot versus the amount of money required to call the current bet.

The odds the pot offer you when you have to decide what to do, call or fold.

How much you have to pay to continue to play a hand in relation to the value you will get if you win the hand.

Ratio of the size of a pot to the size of a bet, essential for determining when it is profitable to draw. If you are nine-to-one to complete your hand, the pot needs to be in the vicinity of nine times the size of your call to continue. There are many variables (e.g. subsequent raises, losing even when making the hand), so pot odds are imprecise, but they cannot be ignored and must be estimated as best possible. See also implied odds.

This is the odds you are getting when you are drawing. For example, say you have Ace and 2 of diamonds and the board is King, seven, six- the six and seven are of diamonds. You are sure that someone else has the king. Nevertheless, there is a total of 9 other diamonds out there (13 ? your two, - two on board), so you have a roughly 18% chance of hitting a flush on the next card. Thus, if the pot is 100, and the bet is 10, even though you are clearly losing, you have odds with your flush draw. However, let's say the pot is 100, you?re at the turn (one card left) and your opponent bets 300. The pot is 400 and you must put in 300 to see the river. Your pot odds are 300/700 which is too high, considering your chances of hitting your flush are about 1/5.

The amount of money in the pot vs the amount of money it costs to continue playing.

The odds of a bet compared to the amount of money already in the pot.

The amount of money in the pot divided by the amount of money you need to put in in order to call.

The odds of winning a given poker hand relative to the size of the pot, and the bet which you must make to stay in the hand.

The amount in the pot in relation to your chances of making a certain hand and the amount you must put in the pot to continue in the game.

The odd that the pot is giving you on your call.

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The playing odds, determined by the amount of money in the 'pot' relative to the amount a player will have to put in the pot to continue with the hand. To call a bet of $1, when there is $9 already in the pot would give pot odds of 10:1

Using the likelihood that you will turn your losing hand into a winning hand, to compare the amount of money in the pot to the amount of money you need to call for this round.

Calculation which determines your course of play mathematically weighing the statistical chance of winning against the cost of proceeding further. For example if the pot has $50 and a player bets $5 then you have a choice of calling the $5 at 11 to 1 (a return of $55 for $5 additional stake). If the the odds of making your hand are better than 11 to 1 then you have the pot odds to make the call.

The ratio of the amount of money in the pot to the amount it will cost you to call the current bet( see Odds and Outs page.)

The probability determined as a result of evaluating your next call in regards to the Pot size.

The amount of money in the pot compared to the amount you must put in the pot to continue playing. For example, suppose there is $60 in the pot. Somebody bets $6, so the pot now contains $66. It costs you $6 to call, so your pot odds are 11:1. If your chance of having the best hand is at least 1 out of 12, you should call. Pot odds also apply to draws. For instance, suppose you have a draw to the nut flush with one card left to come. In this case, you are about a 4:1 underdog to make your flush. If it costs you $8 to call the bet, then there must be about $32 in the pot (including the most recent bet) to make your call correct.

A mathematical solution to whether or not a particular situation is worth a call. The ratio of the amount of money in the pot to the amount of money it will cost you to call a bet. The greater the pot odds, the more likely you should be to call.

Money in the pot and divided by what it will cost you to continue the hand.

A strategic comparison between the amount of money needed to call a bet, the total amount in the pot and the chance of actually winning the hand.

The ratio of the size of the existing pot to the amount the player must pay to stay in the hand. Sometimes referred to as "Immediate Pot Odds".

an often complex calculation to determine the ratio of the amount of money already in the pot to that required to call a bet

A mathematical calculation determining whether or not it is worth calling a bet or not. These are based on the ratio of how much money is in the pot to how much it will cost a player to call a bet.

A way of working out the value of making a poker bet. Itâ€(tm)s the ratio between the amount of money in the pot and the amount of money required to bet to stay in the hand.

The amount of money in the pot compared to the amount you must put in the pot to continue playing which is the size of the pot divided by the size of the bet. A ratio used to roughly determine if calling a bet is a smart idea or not.

The amount of money in the pot divided by the amount of money it will cost you to continue in the hand. If there is £300 in the pot and it costs you £120 to call the bet you are getting pot odds of 300/120 or 5/2

the ratio of the amount of money in the pot to the amount of money that a player must contribute to compete for the pot. For example, if you must call a $10 bet to compete for a $50 pot, the pot odds are 5 to 1.

Contrasting the amount of money in the pot versus what it will cost the player to stay in the hand.

That ratio of the amount of money in the pot to the amount of the bet you must call. If there is $100 in the pot and you must call $10 then your pot odds are 10 to 1.

Often it is important to evaluate the size of the pot in deciding whether or not to call a bet. If there is a great deal of money in the pot, sometimes even a mediocre hand is worth calling if it has a small chance to improve to the best hand. On the contrary, if the pot is very small, even a fairly good hand may not be worth a call, because the amount one is risk, relative to the amount one stands to gain, is not enough.

A calculation that is used to decide if it is worth calling a bet to remain in a hand. Pot odds are calculated by dividing the size of the pot by the amount of money it costs to call a bet.

The ratio of the money in the pot to the money you would have to wager to stay in the game.

the amount in the pot, divide by the price of your bet.

Pot Odds refers to the odds or percentage of making your winning hand compared to the odds or percentage of the bet you must call compared to the current size of the pot.

This is the odds you are getting when you are drawing, without considering future bets. Basically, if you are drawing to hit your hand, you want to make sure there is enough money in the pot to justify drawing. The way you do this is you calculate your expected value of hitting your hand, which is called pot odds. The simple mathematical formula for pot odds is:(pot + bet) * (chance of hitting) = bet For example, say you have a flush draw of diamonds. You are fairly certain you will win if you hit the flush but will lose otherwise. Thus, there are 9 other diamonds out there (13 - your two, - two on board), so you have a roughly 20% chance of hitting a flush on the next card. If the pot is 90, and the bet is 10, you have odds with your flush draw. (90 +10) *.20= 20 1810, so you should call However, lets say the pot is 10, you're at the turn (one card left) and your opponent bets 40. So the pot is 50 (including his bet) and the bet is 40 to you.(50 + 40) *.20= 18 18 40, so you should fold. For more help with pot odds, feel free to use our pot odds calculator: http://simulator.pokertips.org/odds.php Also see out article on Calculating Pot Odds

A mathematical solution to whether or not a particular situation is worth a call. If it costs only $5 for the opportunity of winning a $100 pot, your pot odds are 20-1. The greater the pot odds, the more likely you should be to call.

A calculation that determines whether the pot value is worth the price to call

The amount of money in the pot versus the amount of money it will cost you to continue in the hand. This is a mathematical solution that will decide whether or not a call is worth it in the long run.

A calculation that compares the money in the pot to the odds of actually making the winning hand. A good player uses pot odds to determine whether or not a bet should be called or a hand folded.

The ratio between the amount you need to call or bet, and the sum already in the pot.

The odds offered by the pot to a player for a bet.

the calculated odds the money in the pot represents in relation to how much it will cost to play and hand and the players chances of winning the hand

It is often valuable to evaluate the amount in the Pot when deciding whether or not to Call Bet. In a game with a large amount in the Pot, even a mediocre Hand may be worthwhile Call ing if it possesses even a small chance to improve to the best Hand. On the contrary, if the Pot is small, even a fairly good Hand may not be worth a Call, as the amount of risk, relative to the amount one stands to gain, is simply not great enough.

The ratio of the amount of money in the pot to the amount of money it will cost you to call a bet. The greater the pot odds, the more likely you should be to call (all else being equal), because you will have to win fewer times (in the long run) to make the bet positive expectation.

The odds you get when analyzing the current size of the pot vs. your next call.

The amount of money in the pot in relation to the amount of money that is required to continue playing. Eg. "The pot odds were 5-1" means that the pot was five times the size of the money required to continue.

Mathematical relationship between the total amount in the pot to the amount of the current bet.

The amount of money it will cost you to call a bet according to ratio of the amount of money in the pot.

The ratio of the size of the pot compared to the size of the bet a player must call to remain in the hand.

Poker players use pot odds to determine the expected value (profitability over the long run) of a play. In general, odds may be expressed as a win-to-loss ratio. Odds may be converted into percentage probabilities using the formula: win-to-loss odds = win / (win + loss) % probability.

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