There's a reason why we try to learn odds in poker, or at least those of us who are interested in becoming better players do. Knowing the chances of hitting a draw, or being dealt certain hands, or of one hand beating another helps us be better informed when it comes to deciding whether to check, bet, raise, or fold.
Poker is an information game, but being able to understand the information being presented to you more clearly — and more precisely than your opponents do — can be a meaningful edge. Knowing odds helps you play your hand better. It can help you assess your others' play more accurately, too.
In other words, there are multiple ends to learning odds.
Today's installment of "The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz" tests your knowledge of poker odds with eight quick questions. We're starting with a few about hold'em odds this week, then finishing with some questions about odds in other games. Get six correct earns a passing grade, and if you happen to miss any you'll get an explanation of the correct response when you're done.
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