Playing Poker : Playing Poker Like a Pro


Poker, it’s a really tough game to play. My
name is Dean Hale and today I’d like to give you a few key concepts on how to play poker
like a pro. One of the things that is really important to know is knowing your number of
outs. Let’s say you’re going, you’re drawing for a flush. There are 13 cards in the deck,
so there are 13 clubs in that deck. If you have two clubs in your hand and there are
two clubs on the board, there would be nine remaining clubs that could possibly hit you.
After the flop, an easy way to remember that would be nine, your number of outs that you
have remaining which the cards that are in the deck that could possibly help you, times
four. So if I had two cards, if I was what they call four flushing, if I needed one more
card to get a flush, I have nine possible cards that could help me. Rough math, I have
a 36% chance of hitting my flush. Now, what’s interesting about that is knowing your percentage
to hit the hand you’re drawing for, is understanding the pot size. If there is 300 dollars in the
pot, somebody bets 100 dollars to me, I’m getting 3 to 1 odds on my money right now.
I’m getting 36% chance of hitting my flush so that gives me the proper pot odds to call.
So that is an easy call. I would then simply call that 100. Now after the turn, what you’re
going to do, the math is going to change a little bit. If I did not hit my flush, there
are now still nine cards remaining that could help me, but what you’re going to do instead
of multiplying that by four, you’re going to multiply that by two. I now have an 18%
chance of hitting my flush. So let’s say going back for simple math purposes, let’s say there’s
300 dollars in the pot. Somebody bets 100. I’m getting 3 to 1 on my money, but now I’ve
got about approximately in rough math, I’ve got a 5 to 1 chance of hitting my flush, I’m
not quite getting proper odds anymore so it’s not necessarily an easy quick call. So understanding
your pot odds, understanding your outs and your percentages that you have of getting,
hitting your outs, is very important on being able to play poker like a pro. My name is
Dean Hale, good luck at the table.

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17 thoughts on “Playing Poker : Playing Poker Like a Pro

  1. ?? who the hell is this guy?? he has no idea what hes talking about.. pot odds are only the small thing in playing like a pro… well tell this guy to go back to his little shirt shop

  2. this advise is sheet your persentage to hit a flush with 2 cards to come is 35% not 36% and should only be used when deciding to go all in ,otherwise you should only consider 1 card and so your percentage to hit the flush would be 19.6% ; if the initial pot is pot si 300$ and somebody bets 100 the pot is 400 and so the pot odds ape 4:1 and so to breake even to hit 1 time in 5 and so your persentage to breake even is 20% so you you shoul call the bet ,but if you have a good read maybe raise

  3. @Joel0277 hey bud playing FreeRolls is the best way to learn because experience is an excellent teacher, only reason i recommend freerolls for a beginner is because you're not risking any of your own real money but you can win actual money so there is something to lose during the game…otherwise if you're just playing Free Money games you won't learn correctly because you'd have much less to risk so you wouldn't play the same necessarily

  4. @leeboz3 exactly what i was thinking, if the other guy puts 100 in the pot it becames 400 pot so it will be 4 to 1 pot, right?

  5. @leeboz3 he is talking about the odds of hittign a flush on the turn OR the river versus the odds of only hitting it on the river once the turn has proved unseful.
    OF COURSE THE ODDS FOT THAT less!
    Dunno why you are commenting on his video when you can't follow what he's obviously getting at.
    and i dont know why you got tuhmbs up for your comment!

  6. If the pot is at 300 and someone infront bets 100 that makes the pot 400 and your being asked to call 100 making your chances around 4:1 not 3:1 surely?

  7. It gets way tougher than this man, believe me. Would advise anybody to study poker and not play poker for money until they understand outs.

  8. He makes it sound like Outs include possibly the teo hole cards your opponent holds too, how does he know the outs when those cards are unknown?

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