Implied Odds and Reversed Implied Odds in Poker
Congratulations! You have just finished the 16th lesson.
Now lets recap:
- Implied Odds describe how much money you could win on later streets if your hand improved to be the best
- So if you think you could win a lot when you hit your outs, you have good implied odds
- If you doubt your opponent’s gonna pay you off, then you have bad implied odds
- Having good implied odds allows you to make calls in spots, where you don’t have a lot of equity
- You’re basically just hoping to hit your outs and bankrupt your opponent
- Reverse Implied Odds happen when you have somewhat of a hand and you are quite sure it’s the best at the moment
- But your opponent is showing a lot of strength, and keeps betting at you
- You don’t really know where you’re at in the hand and you don’t know whether your opponent is going to give up on betting or not
- So basically when you have the best hand, you will win the minimum
- And when you are behind, you will lose a lot
Play at least 500 hands of real money cash games at full ring tables of the lowest possible stakes($0.01/$0.02). It’s time to add to the base hands. Do it gradually, and start with late positions and then middle positions. All the broadway cards, especially when suited and suited connectors. From early positions continue on with the base hands.
Experiment with making daring calls in spots where you have good implied odds. Remember that you don’t need to catch your outs every time. Some of the times you’ll be able to bluff your opponent out of the pot, especially when he gives up on betting.