Magic Holdem Poker Odds Calculator for Online Poker
Experienced poker players are well aware of the importance of calculating the odds, knowing your outs and being able to make a value bet at any given time. For novice online poker players, however, it is a concept that can take some time to use effectively.
Just learning how to calculate poker odds is a task in and of itself. It is not difficult, but no one can expect to read a how-to and suddenly calculate their poker odds in a few seconds each time the cards are dealt. That takes time, as do most developmental strategies in poker.
Fortunately, there is a program out there that will instantly calculate all necessary aspects of poker odds for you. Even better, you don’t have to enter any information to make use of it. The software, called Magic Holdem, literally attaches itself to your online poker game and starts calculating your poker odds immediately. Currently, it works with 100+ of the most popular online poker rooms.
Thus all we online poker players need to do is learn how to make use of the information. Magic Holdem is not a decision maker. It will not tell you what to do in any given situation. It merely gives you the data you need to make the right decision on your own. So long as you know what to do with the info, you can increase your long-term online poker profits exponentially.
When you launch an online poker game, Magic Holdem will attach itself to the left side of the poker table. Once your hole cards are dealt, the first thing displayed at the top of the menu is your odds of being dealt any particular hand, ranging from a Pair to a Straight Flush. A big red Check Mark is displayed next to the highest ranking hand you have already achieved, so you’ll never mistake your hand for something of higher or lower value.
Next comes the pot odds section, showing the size of the pot, the maximum amount required to call and the ratio of your potential bet size as it corresponds to the size of the pot. This information is used to determine just how much you should reasonably risk, depending on how likely you are to win the hand.
Below that is the Outs section of the online poker software. This section is crucial as it shows any cards that would better your hand, along with how many cards remain unseen and the likelihood (via percentage) that you will receive one of those outs on the Turn or River.
Finally Magic Holdem displays your current best hand, up to five cards. It shows exactly how good your hand is.
Essentially, using Magic Holdem is like having a personal trainer. It educates and assists in your growth as an online poker player. It’s also compatible with over 100 online poker software platforms and costs about $90 for a 1-year license or $120 for a 2-year license.