Poker Outlets for the Average Poker Player

  • January 19, 2020

When playing Texas Hold ‘Em, it is important to understand what outs are. Outs are simply the cards left in the deck that can give you the hand you want. The more outs you have, the greater your chance of getting the winning hand.

To better understand Texas Hold ‘Em outs, you should know that there are 52 cards in the deck, 13 cards in each suit, and four cards in each different card.
The graph at the bottom shows percentages after the flop and after the turn.

As you can see, there are many possible scenarios. It would be a good idea to memorize some of these exit percentages if you are serious about Texas Hold ‘Em.

A good rule of thumb for calculating the percentage of cards that will help you is to multiply the number of exits by a specific number. If there are two cards to be dealt, you multiply the number of cards you have by four. Let’s say you have 5 outs, multiply 5 X 4 and you get 20. This means you have a 20% chance of receiving a card that improves your hand (which is an exit).

If there is only one card to show, you can use the same rule, except you only multiply your output by 2. Some people use 2.2 instead of 2 for more accurate percentages. It’s easier to multiply your exits by 2 in your head than multiply your exits by 2.2, so unless you’re a math genius, reach 2. Remember that multiplying your exits by 2 will give you a percentage of one. slightly smaller than using 2.2.

To view the poker exits graph, click here.

Jonathan helps write content for a bonus code site and a heads-up poker strategy site.


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