In poker, the odds of winning a hand are calculated by counting the number of “outs” in a hand. This is important because it helps you determine how much equity you have in a hand. For example, if you hold three aces, and your opponent has two pair, your chances of winning are only about a third. However, if you hold two kings and a pair, your odds of winning are just as high.
To play poker, you’ll need poker chips. Typically, a game with more than seven players requires at least 200 chips. There are three kinds of chips: a white chip (which is the lowest value) is worth five whites, a red chip (which is worth 10 or twenty-five whites), and a blue chip (which is worth two, four, or five reds). The dealer will then deal all of the players two cards, and they’ll decide whether to bet or fold their hand. Players can also check, raise, or match the bet of another player.
A range strand can be discussed verbally or through forum posts. Many players use a common shorthand to talk about a hand range, “JJ+”, which means selecting pocket Jacks and pocket pairs above them. It also means that you’re including all high hands in a range, such as AKs and AQs.