POKER CLINIC

Daily Star Sunday - - RESULT! -

Q: How can I fig­ure out the prob­a­bil­ity of me mak­ing my draw on the turn or the river?

A: As a rough guide, you can’t beat the “Rule of 4 and 2”. First, cal­cu­late the num­ber of outs you have. If you have an open-ended straight draw it will be eight. If you’ve got four to a flush on the flop, then you’ve got nine outs to make your flush. But you could have sev­eral ways of im­prov­ing your hand like a straight draw and a flush draw, so just work out how many outs you have. On the flop, you mul­ti­ply your outs by 4 to get a rough per­cent­age prob­a­bil­ity of mak­ing your hand by the river. From the turn, mul­ti­ply your outs by 2 to fig­ure out how likely it is you will com­plete your hand on the river.

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