You can be sure that there are more than enough poker odds charts out there (most of which are quite complex, which means you might need some time to get the hang of them, and master using them, but once you do, it is incredibly worth it!).
These odds charts are truly useful for telling the player precisely what they need to know, and this counts for practically every hand situation there is! Now, having said that, keep in mind that if you happen to be participating in a live poker tournament, then it might be a bit difficult to memorize them.
So, what we can recommend for you is to start things slow and easy, and work your way up (ain’t that good advice for nearly every life predicament? Well, almost). This would mean to start with something simpler, such as an ‘all-in hands’ probability poker odds chart. If you don’t know what this is yet, there are lots to check out online.
The thing is, being pushed ‘all-in’ tends to happen quite often, particularly if you happen to be a newbie. With the ‘all-in hands’ poker odds chart, one would only have 8 situations to keep in mind. Such a chart tends to explain the player’s odds of winning ‘pre-flop’, which basically means before he or she sees any cards.
Speaking of Those…
When it comes to ‘pre-flop’ winning odds, once the playing cards have hit the felt, the odds will, naturally, change. But if the player is faced with an ‘all-In pre-flop’ situation, then these odds could help them in making the right decision.
How is this exactly possible, you might ask? For instance, If you’ve been dealt pocket kings, then how could you know you have an 80% winning chance since you haven’t a clue as to what the other guy might have?
Well, It’s fairly simple. There is just one possible hand which is better, and that would be the pocket Aces. Now assume that the other player, your opponent, does not have that powerful hand, in which case your odds of winning here will indeed be 80%. Of course, you will need to use some other tactics such as figuring out certain tells , in order to really be successful, but still, understanding the odds while playing poker is an ideal starting point.