Feb 25, 2018

Poker is a game of skill and there are many fast and effective ways to work out the probabilities of hitting your hand. Finding out your chances of winning a poker hand when playing poker online for money can be complicated sometimes, but there are some easy steps to get a good estimate, even when you do not think yourself a mathematics genius.

The rule of two and four can help you find your odds of winning poker hands which will eventually help you in making a decision whether to fold, raise or call. Count your outs after a flop has been dealt and multiply that number by 2 to calculate the ratio of making your hand on the turn or four to estimate your chance of making it by the river. After multiplying your outs by 2 and 4, you can compare the percentage you got with your pot odds to understand whether or not to call with a drawing hand.

In simple terms, multiply by two if one card is yet to come to get an idea of the percentage of making your hand on the turn and multiply by four for two cards to know the probability of making it by the river. To know your percentage odds, you can also multiply your outs by 2 when you are on the turn waiting for the river. The rule of 4 and 2 got its origination in the book written by Phil Gordon, a strategy for NL Hold’em. Remember that the rule of 4 and 2 doesn’t work for ratio odds and only for percentage odds while playing live poker online games.

You should only multiply your outs by 4 when your opponent has moved all-in and you are on the flop. You can indeed dust off the rule of 4 when your opponent moves all-in on the flop. Many players make the mistake of using the rule of 4 on the flop every time and always look to multiply your outs by 2 when you are on the turn and flop to get your exact percentage odds.

“Fake it till you make it”, this proverb is really significant while playing poker game as we all know the gala of unexpected ups and downs in the game. You might go through the flow of losing faith where you doubt each and every move, you might also go through unstoppable flair when you are damn sure of winning the game even before making any move. Uncontrolled ego and high confidence can be really valuable for you when playing poker. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of legitimate ego:

  1. It lets you play consistently without going on tilt and be contented during declines. It gives you an utter confidence of belief that you are better than all players.
  2. Boosted ego indeed scare other players, so you can easily make it your weapon to play against your opponents.
  3. You get this feeling of “I know I am better than you” and you play with the paramount confidence in your knacks.
  4. You can adjust better to your opponent’s action since you are already hopeful of winning the game and you trust your moves better than others.
  5. The result won’t affect you whether you win the game or lose the game as at the end you believe in learnings. You will analyze each and every wrong move made by you. Downswing is not your cup of tea.
  6. You will clearly focus on the bigger picture rather than going on tilt for few bad beats. Dropping buyins won’t be a big deal for you now.
  7. The best part of supreme ego is that it saves you from tilt and hence hoards you from imminent bigger losses.
  8. You already know that you are better than your opponents and even if you lose, you learn from your bad moves.

Confidence and ego can be a good thing if you start associating your every move with learnings. It will deceive people into believing that you are already going to win the game, eventually dropping their confidence to the base. Play your best game and you will certainly earn money in poker game.

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