Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem

Fundamental and Easy-To-Learn No Limit Hold’em Mathematics You Need To Know
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  • Lectures 65
  • Length 8.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

***BASED UPON AMAZON's #1 BEST-SELLING POKER BOOK!***

ACTUAL STUDENT REVIEW

Brilliant course, Excellently taught “For anybody who doesn't know the math of poker it is like you are simply guessing at what you are doing. I have often wondered how much maths are involved in poker but have never bothered to investigate this. When I saw this course on Udemy I immediately thought that is a must for me as I was one of these guessing Poker players. Having watched a lot of poker on various TV channels in the UK Some of them have said , "you don't need to know much maths to be reasonable." So I watched a couple of episodes from them which covered the the rudimentary's but having watched this course now I have realised that I was playing with both hands tied behind my back. I am now itching to do more of Altons courses and then possibly getting some tuition from him in the very near future. Top course Alton!" – Keith

POKER MATH IS EASY TO LEARN

Poker math is a vitally important aspect to No Limit Hold'em, but it is often overlooked or simply not used because many poker players fear it is too difficult to learn. I'm here to tell you it is not. In fact, fundamental poker math is very easy to learn. More importantly, it can yield you a lot more profits at the poker table. Without using simple math at the poker table, you are simply playing a guessing game.

USE SIMPLE MATH AT THE POKER TABLE AND INCREASE YOU WINNINGS

In this course I will teach you how to use simple arithmetic at the poker table to gain a huge skill advantage over your opponents that will allow you to win more and lose less. Poker players that don't use math are simply guessing and you'll learn to no longer guess and know the right mathematical move at the poker table. These simple mathematical concepts I will be teaching you will drastically help improve your poker game and allow you to make the most profitable decisions at the poker.

CONTENTS AND OVERVIEW

First you will be introduced to some fundamental overarching poker concepts that apply to poker mathematics. Then we will begin our journey into poker mathematics where you will learn about probabilities and odds, pot odds and implied odds, pot equity, and expected value. You will then learn how to quickly estimate your equity at the poker table using the Rule of 2 & 4. Moreover, you'll learn the steps involved in determining if calling with a drawing hand is profitable or not. We will also cover how to size your bets with the best hand and teach you how often bluffs and hero calls need to work to be profitable. Lastly, we will show you how to perform EV calculations and better understand card combinations.

EFFECTIVELY UNDERSTAND & UTILIZE ESSENTIAL POKER MATH

  • Develop a keen understanding of Probability and Odds
  • Learn to quickly calculate Pot Odds & Implied Odds at the poker table
  • Effectively use Pot Equity & The Rule of 2 & 4 to Determine the correct poker play
  • Understand how to use Expected Value (EV) both on and off the table to analyze your plays
  • Learn the all important math behind Bluffs & Hero Calls to give you a skill advantage over your opponent
  • Learn Card Combinations to further enhance your card reading abilities
  • And Many More Amazing Topics…

WHAT YOU WILL GET OUT OF THIS COURSE

Suitable for both beginning and experienced poker players alike, through this course of 22 lectures, which includes follow-along exercises and over 3 hours of content, you'll learn many essential fundamental poker mathematical concepts that will help you drastically improve your poker game.

After taking this course, you will have mastered fundamental No Limit Hold'em mathematics. You will have gained a huge skill advantage over your opponents and you will be able to quickly and effectively use math at the poker table to make are always the most profitable move. Most importantly, you will become a much better and profitable poker player!

MORE AMAZING STUDENT REVIEWS

This course is just awesome! “The course explains mathematical concepts in poker that aren't talked about much in other courses. The instructor explains it in a way that anyone can easily understand. Math can be a dry subject but Alton makes it interesting and useful for your game. I will be buying more courses from this instructor." – Ella

Definitely worth It. “If you honestly don't know how to figure out what your percentage of a chance to win the hand you've been dealt is then you need this course. It covers everything from Expectation Value (EV), to odds, outs, percentages, ratios and even goes into what you truly need with equity vs. range. If you don't know what that stuff is you should buy this course. Definitely worth to buy!" – Charles

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What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of No Limit Hold’em poker
  • Basic mathematics abilities
  • A desire to become a winning poker player

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the importance of math in poker
  • Effectively understand essential poker mathematics
  • Successfully implement poker mathematics into their poker game
  • Use poker mathematics to become a better poker player

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for poker players looking to better understand fundamental poker mathematics. This includes new poker players or seasoned poker players that have not yet implemented poker mathematics into their poker game.
  • This course is designed for poker players looking to better understand fundamental poker mathematics. This includes new poker players or seasoned poker players that have not yet implemented poker mathematics into their poker game.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
Welcome to the Course
Preview
00:39
06:45

In this lecture I go over the course ciricullum.

Strategies for Poker Learning Success
07:22
01:26

If you find this course valuable, I would very much appreciate your leaving a review.

Instructor 2015 Micro Stakes Poker Earnings Update - July 21, 2015
Article
Article
Visit the Course Discussions and introduce yourself. Tell us about your poker background and experience as well as what you are looking to get out of this course.
Section 2: Student Leak Finder Reviews
How to Get a Free Leak Finder Review
01:00
Instructions for Getting a Leak Finder Review
Article
How to Record a Video for Your Leak Finder Video
05:29
Roger Leak Finder Review
19:53
Sam Leak Finder Review
19:52
Section 3: Essential Topics
01:21
This lecture introduces this section and provides a brief overview of the concepts we will be covering

in this section of the course.

06:09

This lecture discusses the vital importance of mathematics in poker.

07:23

This lecture discusses three essential poker concepts:

  • Bet Sizing by Pot Size
  • Effective Stack Sizes
  • Stack to Pot Ratios (SPRs)
Article

Visit the Course Discussions and please answer the following question. How important do you think math is in poker and have you used it in the past in your poker game?

Section 4: Probability & Odds
10:56

This lecture introduces students to the important mathematical concepts of probability and odds, which are essential to understanding before diving into poker mathematics.

Simple Poker Probability Math
10:18
Section 5: Understanding Equity
10:14

This lecture introduces the concept of pot equity in poker.

Variance
06:38
Pre-Flop & Post-Flop Equity
10:06
Equity Example Exercises
07:17
Section 6: Pot & Implied Odds
19:04

This lecture introduces the concept of pot odds and implied odds, as well as how to calculate them.

Pot Odds as Percentages the Easy Way
06:54
When Implied Odds Work Well
06:11
When Implied Odds Don't Work Well
03:14
Section 7: Counting Outs
04:12

This lecture teaches students the importance of counting outs.

08:17

This lecture is a follow-along exercises lecture where your instructor will show you how to properly count outs with drawing hands.

Section 8: Rule of 2 and 4
07:20

The lecture introduces the Rule of 2 and 4, which is an easy way to quickly estimate pot equity while playing in a hand.

Proofing the Rule of 2 and 4
04:54
09:02

This lecture is a follow-along exercises lecture where we work together using the Rule of 2 and 4 to estimate pot equity in sample hands.

Article

Visit the Course Discussions and please answer the following questions. Did you know about the Rule of 2 & 4 before this course? If so, did you use it in your poker game? If not, do you think you'll use it now in your poker game?

Section 9: Expected Value (EV)
05:12

This lecture introduces the concept of Expected Value (EV) and the importance of making +EV plays at the poker table.

Section 10: Can We Call?
13:46

This lecture looks at drawing hand and uses the concepts of pot odds, implied odds, draws and outs, pot equity, and the rule of 2 and 4 to determine if we can profitably with a drawing hand.

Article

Visit the Course Discussions and please answer the following question. Did this section help you better understand the mathematics behind making +EV calls in poker?

Section 11: More on Implied Odds
More on Implied Odds
07:37
Implied Odds Hand History Review - JT Offsuit
06:30
Implied Odds Hand History Review -97 Suited
05:45
Pot Odds & Implied Odds Hand History Review - AQ Suited
07:35
Section 12: Pre-flop Concepts
Section Introduction
00:48
Pre-Flop All-In Situations
14:27
Set-Mining Mathematics
09:23
Blind Stealing Mathematics
12:44
3-Bet Bluff Mathematics
07:44
Section 13: Betting the Best Hand
13:12

This lecture introduces how to properly size your bets with the best hand based upon the mathematics behind pot odds.

Betting with the Best Hand Hand History Reviews
11:35
Section 14: Semi-Bluffing
10:10

This lecture explores the mathematics behind semi-bluffing with the worst hand and getting all-in in good spots.

Semi-Bluffing Hand History Reviews
07:51
Section 15: Bluffs & Hero Calls
08:18

This lecture introduces the mathematics behind bluffing and hero calls and shows students how often bluffs and hero calls need to work to be profitable.

Article

Visit the Course Discussions area and please answer the following questions. Did you know the math behind how often bluffs and hero calls needed to work before this lecture? If not, did you get upset when a bluff or hero call didn't work?

Section 16: EV Calculations
Article

Please visit the Course Discussions area and answer the following questions. What was your biggest takeaway from this course? What did you like best and dislike the most? Would you recommend this course to a friend?

08:50

This lecture shows students how to use basic EV calculations to determine if they are making +EV or -EV plays.

07:29

This lecture walks you through a sample hand EV calculation of a hand I played, lost but made a long-run +EV decision.

Section 17: Card Combinations
13:45

This lecture introduces students to concept of hand combinations and how to use hand combinations to estimate the likelihood that their opponent(s) have certain hands.

Section 18: Hand History Reviews & Live Play
11:43

In this hand history I explain why we cannot call a short-stack all-in shove with an open-ended straight draw and over card based upon our card equity, pot odds and our long-term expected value outcome.

06:05

This is a simple example of pot odds and implied odds.

07:07

In this hand history review, I discuss how we can call based upon good implied odds when we aren't getting good direct pot odds to call with a draw.

04:41

In this hand history review, I discuss how we can use your equity to play a drawing hand with over 50% equity very aggressively.

08:52

In this hand history review, I show why we need to play the best hand on a wet board texture very aggressively to give our opponent(s) a bad price to suck out on us.

18:58

In this live play session, I play four tables of micro stakes 6-max and do my best to talk about the mathematics behind my decisions when I play.

19:29
In this live play session, I play two tables of micro stakes 6-max speed poker and do my best to talk about the mathematics behind my decisions when I play.
Section 19: Downloadable Reference Charts
4 pages

Downloadable Reference PDF Sheet of Important Math Charts & Tables

Section 20: Additional Lectures on Poker Math
05:51

In this extra bonus section nugget video, I talk about why it is important to play big pocket pairs aggressively pre-flop and how playing against more opponents can drastically decrease your pot equity with QQ, KK, and AA.

Section 21: Instructor Q&A Discussions
15:02

In this video, I answer a question from one of our students based upon how to accurately calculate the probability / odds of winning with a particular hand at show down.

Section 22: Course Conclusion
11:00

This lecture concludes the course and explores possible future poker learning resources for students.

Section 23: BONUS LECTURE: FREE POKER COURSES & BOOK FOR YOU!
BONUS LECTURE: FREE POKER COURSES & BOOK FOR YOU!
07:04

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Instructor Biography

Alton Hardin, Educator. Author. Poker Coach. IT & Business Professional.

Wisdom Begins with Wonder - Socrates

Alton is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. He is also the founder of MicroGrinder, a free online website dedicated to micro stakes poker players, where he provides a wide array of free poker resources and poker training, included poker strategy articles and poker training video series.

Outside of poker, Alton is a full-time business and IT professional, where he works in the field of cyber security. He has earned two graduate degrees, an M.B.A. and M.S. in IT Network Management; moreover, he currently holds multiple IT industry certifications.

Alton also has a fond love for teaching. As an undergraduate he group tutored chemistry students and as a graduate student he taught a GMAT prep course. Upon graduating from his MBA program, he began teaching as an adjunct professional for the School of Business & Public Administration at his local state university in the field of Information Systems and IT Management.

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