Texas Holdem Easy Way to Calculate Your Odds (AFTER THE FLOP)!!
There is an easier way to estimate odds though. It's generally called the 2-4 Rule.
The way it works is :
- If you are trying to figure your chances with one card to come, you multiply the number of outs you have by 2.
- If you are trying to estimate your chance for the turn and river combined, you multiply your outs by 4.
The number won't be exact, but will serve as a rough estimation.
- After the flop, you have an open-ended straight.
What are your odds of making the straight?
Actualy odds are 31.45%.
If you used the 2-4 rule, you'd come up with 32% (4 x 8 outs). Because you have 2x8=16% of making the straight on the Turn, and 4x8=32% of making the straight on the Turn OR River.
- After the flop, you have a 4-card flush.
What are your odds of making the flush?
You have 9 remaining suited cards you needs (outs).
Odds of making the flush on the Turn are 2x9outs=18%
Odds of making the flush on the River are 4x9outs=36%