Poker Lessons / Math & Probability

These poker lessons cover topics such as probability, odds and outs, pot odds, and expected value.

The main underpinning of poker is math. Psychology has a part to play, but a solid understanding of probability will serve you well at the poker tables. Read more

Expected value is a very important concept in poker. When you make decisions that have a positive expected value you’ll be profitable in the long run. Read more

In this lesson we focus on drawing odds in poker and how to calculate your chances of hitting a winning hand using basic math and several shortcuts. Read more

Pot odds means is there enough in the pot to call a bet. Knowing pot odds lets us concentrate on the other players and turns poker into a … Read more

The ups and downs of poker are often collectively known as variance. But what is it and how is it calculated? And how can poker players deal with … Read more

In this poker lesson we take your understanding of expected value to another level and talk about the primary criteria for thinking about expected value. Read more

PokerStove is a handy poker odds calculator that is used to examine hand matchups and equity calculations. Read or watch our tutorial to learn how it works. Read more

This list of common heads-up match-ups in hold’em focuses on a variety of pre-flop situations and we provide statistical odds. While it’s not essential that these statistics be … Read more