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‘Easy’ Things to Do to Win at Poker — Part VIII

Compute the odds

by Barry Tanenbaum |  Published: Jan 08, 2010


This series of columns focuses on things that you can do at the table to improve your decision-making. I have been discussing each item on the list below, extracted from my book Advanced Limit Hold’em Strategy. • Pay more attention • Select the best games • Learn how your opponents play • Study betting patterns • Analyze every situation • Plan in advance • Play focused on the game • Count the pot • Compute the odds • Figure out how the play might go • Estimate what your opponents think you hold and how you should respond • Then, make a decision In my last column, I explored playing focused on the game and counting the pot (all of the columns in this series are available at This column will discuss computing the odds. Computing the Odds: First, here’s a commercial in favor of computing the odds. At ...

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