Fold equity.

superdean701superdean701 Red Chipper Posts: 7 ✭✭
Can someone explain fold equity to me.
Thank you.


  • persuadeopersuadeo Red Chipper Posts: 4,376 ✭✭✭✭✭
    In any pot you hold cards in, at any one time a percentage of the pot belongs to you, from zero to 100%. This is your holding's equity, if measured in percent. However, when you bet or raise, there is also a possibly that your opponent(s) will fold. The estimate of how often your opponent will fold, translated into a percentage, is fold equity.
  • FilthyCasualFilthyCasual Red Chipper Posts: 871 ✭✭✭
    edited February 2016
    How often do you estimate that your opponent is going to fold to a bet?

    As an extreme example, let's say you bet $1 into a $1000 pot, you might have just about 0 fold equity on that bet. However, if you bet $500, you might be looking at about 40% fold equity depending on your assumptions of the villains range. If you put the villain as a hyper-nit, maybe the fold equity gets up to 75%

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