# What is Equity and How to Calculate It

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This video is for those players who make decisions in poker only on the basis of intuition.

Equity is one the most important mathematical concepts in poker.
If you constantly analyze the equity of your hand, it will help you make informed decisions about what to do and when – to call, fold, bet, raise, re-raise or go all-in.

00:00 What is Equity of hands in poker
00:59 Hand equity
02:01 Example 1. Equity AA vs QQ
02:34 Example 2. Equity AA vs QQ vs 56s vs ATs
04:24 How to calculate equty of a hand?
05:04 Equity and betting
06:16 Final thoughts

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## 10 thoughts on “What is Equity and How to Calculate It”

1. Cardmates Poker says:

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2. Gabriel Lopez says:

Lol, i wonder how many people watched this and considered their self great at poker while completely not noticing the equity calculations are wrong.

3. E M says:

Although i have a serious question on calculating the odds.
Where to calculate them???
Lets say i have a good hand…and when opponent bets i can see i have more hands in his range of hands he plays,where i win.
Lets say 60% of the hands he could play,i wins vs 40% where i lose.
should i apply odds with this information???
Or like your lesson here assume he has a better hand..i can calculate the propabillities for me in order i have the better hand the next round (turn or river) and lets say my hand get better with 20% propabillity.
I cant understand
where should i pay attention in order to have +EV on my bet.
In the hand i have now or in the hand i will have on turn or river?

4. Toss says:

Thank you!

5. Darren says:

This is not how to count equity at all. Here's why:
If you're drawing to an open ended straight on the turn you have 8 outs.
If you're playing a 5 handed table there's 10 cards in people's hands plus 4 on the board = 14 which leaves 38 cards in the deck. 8 ÷ 38 = 0.21 (21%)
If you're playing a 9 handed table there's 18 cards in people's hands plus 4 on the board = 22 leaving 30 cards in the deck. 8 ÷ 30 = 0.27 (27%)
Try the same open ender in 9 handed Omaha. 12 cards left would mean 8 ÷ 12 = 0.67 (67% chance of hitting your straight with 1 card to come?? I don't think so)
According to this method, by some miracle having less cards in the deck improves your chance of hitting your outs.
You can only subtract the cards you can see from the deck and none of the others so the deck has always got 46 cards left on the turn no matter how many players are in the hand because you don't know what anybody is holding or what's in the deck. In some cases you might be certain that the player has certain cards and you 'could' exclude 1 or both of them from the cards left in the deck meaning there's 44 or 45.

6. kiakingofcars says:

How are the pocket aces drawing dead after the turn with one more ace in the deck?

7. Jeremy says:

Know what everyone else has, got it.

8. fite me says:

How do you find the percentage of winning when u get your 2 cards and no flop

9. upplsuckimcool16 says:

this is misleading…. you have 25% chance to win with queens because you know the other players cards… if you didn't know then your calculation should be more like 21% 1/5…

Right? I'm pretty sure that's right. You're doing 52 cars – 12 because you know all the cards… it should be 52 – 4 because you'd only see the cards on the board… so 48/10…. basically 1/5