# Poker Lessons / Math & Probability

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

## Poker Math & Probability

By Gerald Hanks | Math & Probability

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

## Understanding Expected Value

By Donovan Panone | Math & Probability

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

## Poker Drawing Odds & Outs

By Tom "TIME" Leonard | Math & Probability

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

## Poker and Pot Odds

By Tom "TIME" Leonard | Math & Probability

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

## Variance in Poker

By Gerald Hanks | Math & Probability

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

## Calculating Expected Value

By Donovan Panone | Math & Probability

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 Tutorial

By Gerald Hanks | Math & Probability

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