In this article our Senior contributor George Epstein discusses the difference between good and questionable outs. He gives the example of a hand in which knowing your outs can assist you in properly “knowing where you’re at” and further navigating how to play the remainder of said hand.
Poker beginners quickly learn to familiarize themselves with the concept of outs. One additional idea they need to learn and internalize is that one’s number of outs can change as a hand progresses.
Our Senior contributor, George Epstein, analyzes a sample hand from limit hold’em to illustrate this key concept of outs changing.
In his ongoing series of strategy pieces, George “the Engineer” Epstein gives us a primer on outs and how to calculate them. Doing the math right is a critical skill when playing poker, especially when facing skilled opponents.
It goes without saying that brushing up on your math skills, namely correctly calculating your outs in given poker situations, is sure to help you make the right decisions, whether it’s checking, folding, knowing how much to bet, or if the right move is to call your opponent’s all-in shove.
How often can you say that you’ve learned a solid poker lesson from someone over 90 years old?
Well, after reading this great strategy piece by George “The Engineer” Epstein you’ll certainly have a new answer to that question! In this lesson, George teaches up some important things to remember about outs.