The pot odds
are the odds the pot is offering you. If you are on the turn
bets 50 into a pot of 450, then you have to call
a bet of 50 to win 500. So your pot odds
are 50:500 or 1:10.
When someone says they "had pot odds
", they mean that the pot odds
were favorable compared to the chance their hand would improve
. For instance, using the same 1:10 pot odds
, if you had a flush draw
then you would typically have 9: 46 or 1:5.1 odds. Since these are better than the odds the pot is offering, you have pot odds
Example: Player A: "Why did you call my turn bet?"
Player B: "You were offering very nice pot odds to call, and I figured I had at least 6 outs to make my hand."
Created by JKDS
on 23 Jul, 2009