Inversed Implied Odds

Definition of Inversed Implied Odds

A Inversed Implied Odds is when hitting our draw will be a disaster because our opponent might have hit a better draw. Therefore, we would lose a big pot instead of winning a big one. The more experienced you are as a poker player, the less of a implied odds reverse will be a problem for you.

An example of Inversed Implied Odds

You are a beginner player and you are playing against a shark. The flop is 5-2-2 and you have a small color draw in your hand. Your opponent bets on flop and you call the bet. The turn is an ace and your opponent bets again. You call the bet hoping to hit your draw. Here, since your opponent qualifies, it is possible that your call will lose in the long run considering the implied odds reversed. The implied oddss are reversed because if the draw hits, it is you and not your opponent who will lose additional money. Let's say the draw hits the river and your opponent pushes all in. You call with a small color; as a result, he shows you a stronger color. It is also possible that you are already drawing dead on the turn if he has a full hand or a square.


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