This pot odds poker quiz will help determine how strong you are at one of the more important concepts in Hold’em
Beginning players are often confused by pot odds or scared of them, but if you want to be consistent winning poker players you have to learn how to use them.
The first thing you need to be able to do is determine how many outs you have so the first section of the quiz is about outs.
Once you know how many outs you have you need to understand what the odds are that you’ll hit your hand based on the number of outs. The second section of the quiz covers these odds.
Pot odds are all about outs and odds of your hand improving
Finally, you have to be able to combine what you know about outs and odds to determine the pot odds and whether you should call, raise, or fold. The third section covers this.
Each section on this pot odds quiz includes three questions, and the 10^{th} question is a bonus. If you don’t know the answer to the 10^{th} question your time taking this quiz will be well worth it.
What you learn from the answer will be worth a great deal of money to you over the course of your poker career.
How many outs do you have if you have two hearts in your hand and the flop has two hearts?
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If you have an openended straight draw how many outs do you have? An open end straight draw is a hand like 8910J.
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How many outs do you have if you have both a flush draw and an openended straight draw?
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If you have four to a flush on the flop what are the odds you’ll draw one of your outs on the turn?
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When you have an openended straight draw on the flop what are the odds you’ll complete your straight on the turn?
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What are the odds you’ll complete one of your draws on the turn if you have both a flush draw and an open end straight draw on the flop?
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After the flop in a nolimit Texas Hold'em game you’re facing a bet of $100 and the pot has a total of $500 in it including the bet. You have a flush draw and you’re convinced the only way you win the hand is if you hit your flush. What should you do?
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In the same no limit Texas Hold'em game you have an openended straight draw on the flop. You’re sure you have to hit a straight to win, you’re facing a bet of $100, and the pot is $250 including the bet. What should you do?
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In a limit Texas Hold'em game you have both an openended straight draw and a flush draw on the flop. The pot has $100 in it including the bet of $20 you’re facing. What should you do?
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Experienced poker players often use a shortcut rule to quickly determine how likely they are to hit their draws on the turn, river, or turn and river. This rule is known as which of the following?
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Pot odds poker quiz answers in text format
Pot Odds Poker Quiz Questions and Answers
Question 1
How many outs do you have if you have two hearts in your hand and the flop has two hearts?
Pot Odds Quiz Answer 1
You have nine outs. Each suit, including hearts, has 13 cards. You have two in your hand and two more are on the board, leaving a total of nine outs.
Question 2
If you have an openended straight draw how many outs do you have? An open end straight draw is a hand like 8910J.
Answer 2
An open end straight draw completes a straight with one of two cards. Each of the two cards has four in the deck, so the answer is eight outs. In the example above any of the sevens or queens completes your straight.
Question 3
How many outs do you have if you have both a flush draw and an openended straight draw?
Answer 3
Because you have nine outs with a flush draw and eight outs with an open end straight draw many players instantly think they have 17 outs. But two of the open end straight outs are already counted in the flush outs so you actually only have 15 outs.
Question 4
If you have four to a flush on the flop what are the odds you’ll draw one of your outs on the turn?
Answer 4
You have nine outs out of a total of 47 unseen cards, so nine cards help you and 38 don’t. You simply divide 38 by nine to get the correct odds. In this case the odds are 4.22 to 1.
Question 5
When you have an openended straight draw on the flop what are the odds you’ll complete your straight on the turn?
Answer 5
An open end straight draw has eight outs out of 47 unseen cards. This means eight cards help you and 39 don’t. In this case you divide 39 by eight to get odds of 4.88 to 1.
Question 6
What are the odds you’ll complete one of your draws on the turn if you have both a flush draw and an open end straight draw on the flop?
Answer 6
You have 15 outs which leave 32 unseen cards that won’t help you. When you divide 32 by 15 you get the correct odds of 2.13 to 1.
Question 7
After the flop in a nolimit Texas Hold’em game you’re facing a bet of $100 and the pot has a total of $500 in it including the bet. You have a flush draw and you’re convinced the only way you win the hand is if you hit your flush. What should you do?
Answer 7
You have nine outs making the odds of hitting your flush 4.22 to 1 on the turn. The pot odds are 5 to 1, so you should call. You have to call 100 for a chance to win 500.
Question 8
In the same no limit Texas Hold’em game you have an openended straight draw on the flop. You’re sure you have to hit a straight to win, you’re facing a bet of $100, and the pot is $250 including the bet. What should you do?
Answer 8
You have eight outs which have odds of 4.88 to 1 to hit your straight on the turn. The pot is only offering 2.5 to 1 odds, so you should fold.
Question 9
In a limit Texas Hold’em game you have both an openended straight draw and a flush draw on the flop. The pot has $100 in it including the bet of $20 you’re facing. What should you do?
Answer 9
You have 15 outs so the odds of hitting one of your draws on the turn are 2.13 to 1. The pot is offering 5 to 1 odds, so you shouldn’t fold. Your odds of hitting one of your draws by the end of the hand is .85 to 1, which makes you a favorite to win the hand. You should raise because you’ll win the hand more often than you’ll lose at this point.
Question 10
Experienced poker players often use a shortcut rule to quickly determine how likely they are to hit their draws on the turn, river, or turn and river. This rule is known as which of the following?
Answer 10
The correct name of the pot odds shortcut is the 4 and 2 rule, or the 2 and 4 rule. The rule states that you can get a rough idea of the percentage of time you’ll hit your draw by multiplying your outs by two or four. When you multiply your outs by two you have a guess of how often you’ll hit your draw on the turn or the river.
When you multiply by four you have a guess on how often you’ll hit your draw from the turn to the river. The only time you usually use the four part of the rule is when you face an allin or almost all in bet on the turn. Otherwise you need to know your chances from the flop to the turn and then make another evaluation.
Here’s an example:
If you have a flush draw, nine outs, after the flop you can multiply your outs by two to get 18%. You have roughly an 18% chance to it your flush on the turn. The actual percentage is 19.1%, so this is a close estimate.
If you multiply your nine outs by four you have roughly a 36% chance to hit your flush on either the turn or river. The actual percentage is 35%, so once again you can see this works for a close estimate to compare with your pot odds.
A lifelong poker player who moved online in 2004, Josh founded Beat The Fish in 2005 to help online poker players make moreinformed decisions on where to play and how to win once they got there. He hopes to cut through the rampant dishonesty in online gaming media with objective reviews and relevant features. Tech nostalgic. Cryptocurrency missionary. Still fondly remembers the soup avatar at Doyle's Room. You can reach Josh directly at support@beatthefish.com.
Thanks… got a score of 9/10 and I’m statistics student and never played poker!
That’s awesome, thanks for sharing. I’m not huge into the statistical/mathematical side of poker, but it’s still fascinating to me.
The fact that you could make bythebook “correct” plays simply with math is very interesting.
You’d probably be better than the majority of players out there if you always knew the mathematicallycorrect play over even basic poker strategy.
Thanks Josh.
your quiz really helped me understand the outs/odds thing! 🙂
I aleays struggled with calculating the odds..now I am wiser!
Best,
mrb.
Mister Berry, that’s awesome to hear. Thanks for sharing!
Outs have always been a little bit of a trickier subject to me than odds as you actually have to think about how many cards help you.
With odds you can just sort of memorize the important ones, but outs force you to think a bit more critically.
I know the odds, it’s the discipline to use them correctly I lack 🙁
You and most players (and, pssst… even me sometimes), Adrian. That means you can tighten things up and be ahead of most of the competition, though.
Knowledge is half the battle.