Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!'''Pot equity''' is your percentage chance of winning the pot at any given point in a hand. That percentage is the amount of equity you have in the pot or how much of the pot "belongs to you". Here's a [[Texas Hold 'em]] example. You hold [[LHE:Preflop:AA|AsAh]] and you have a single opponent with what could be any hand. Your pot equity against a random hand is about 85%, meaning that if you both pushed [[all-in]] and the hand went to the [[showdown]] you can expect to win about 85% of the time. Notice that this is for a run all the way to the [[river]] with no [[strategy]] discussion and no chance of anyone [[fold]]ing to [[scare card]]s. The effect is the same as if both players agreed to [[check all the way]]. Pot equity does not tell you anything about numbers of bets you can expect to win. You're not always up against a random hand, of course. If my opponent calls my raise with my '''AsAh''' above, I can start to put her on some hands which will eat away a bit at my pot equity. You probably won't be figuring pot equity at the table. You'll mostly be figuring it after the fact when you wonder how good your '''AKs''' was against someone's '''ATo''' (answer 75%). Use a tool such as [http://www.pokerstove.com/ PokerStove] for help in figuring your pot equity. Pot equity has some use at the table. Primarily it lets you know how much of the pot "belongs to you," as mentioned above. When you know your equity, you can compare it to your "[[fair share]]" which is just the pot size divided by the number of people in the hand. So, when you start a hand with pocket aces and have three opponents, you know that your fair share is about 25% but your pot equity is around 85%. Therefore, all bets that go into the pot earn you more than your fair share. This is especially useful when you're trying to determine whether to [[check]]/[[call]] vs. [[bet]]/[[raise]] with a flush [[draw]]. If you have many players in, your pot equity (the chance you'll win the hand, which is directly related to you making the flush) vs. your fair share may warrant a bet/raise rather than a check/call. That is, every bet you put in and get called is, theoretically, extra money for you when your pot equity is higher than your fair share. [[Category:Definitions]] Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Poker Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://poker.fandom.com/wiki/Pot_equity"