Poker Guide – The Outs Calculation

We know well which hands to play with based on position , stack and our opponents. But now the time has come to see how to move on the “flop”, and to do so we must start from a necessary basis: to know the mathematical possibilities of being able to further improve our hand, or to know how many of our possible ” outs “, the cards useful to improve the point.

What are the “Outs”

Whether it was we who opened the game or that we followed an opponent’s raise, it doesn’t matter at the moment, what we are interested in focusing on is that we are on the flop with three cards on the table that gave us our first possible hand combination.

But, except for very rare cases, the two cards that remain to be put into play in the Turn and River could still improve our point and it is precisely these that interest us to better define which and how many are our ” Outs “, or the number of cards that can close a major point for us. 

How the “outs” are calculated

In principle, the calculation of the ” Outs ” is an operation that must become automatic every time, and it consists very simply in counting the number of these cards that improve our point, especially in those occasions where we will have projects to complete. Let’s take a couple of examples to make the basic idea immediately clear:

  • Flush draw : We opened the game with our handsome A J and on the flop we are faced with 10 2 7. At the moment our point is “Ace High”, but as you can well imagine the board is actually quite favorable and interesting because it has opened a flush draw that would make us as they say “Nuts”, or with the best possible point at stake. What are our “outs”? Which cards would help us improve the point? Given that in many cases, perhaps an Ace or a Jack might be enough to beat our opponent (it will then depend on which “range” of hands we can identify our opponent to know what is enough to win the hand), let’s just consider those cards so we will certainly win, which tend to be all the remaining hearts in the deck: “9 Outs”.
  • Straight draw : Another very common situation is to start holding a J 10 for example, and find yourself on the flop Q 9 5 .
  • “Combo” project : in some cases we may find ourselves in an even better situation with both cases mentioned above together.

There are obviously many other possibilities to analyze and evaluate, and it will be important to train yourself to immediately recognize the number of “ outs ” in each of these. But now that we have this number, why is it so important to our game choices?

The “Outs” and the odds

Knowing the number of ” Outs ” is essential to then be able to calculate our statistical percentage to improve our score. We have already seen this when we talked about winning percentages for starting hands: poker is a game of probability and range, let’s always remember that.

In this case, after calculating the “Outs”, the next step is to calculate the ” Odds” we have, that is the percentage of probability. To give a rapt example, in the case of the flush draw of the previous example, the “9 Outs” translate into exactly a 35% chance of finishing the point. That is about once in three we will have flush in the River.

How did we get to that percentage and above all, how can we make the most of it?

The concept of ” Odds and Probabilities” is so important that we will dedicate the entire next article of the Guide to explain it in the best possible way because it will then become essential to understand when it is necessary to push, when it is useful to abandon the shot and also how much to bet precisely to make it profitable. choice. We will also explain a very simple method to calculate the percentage by heart even for those who are not very good with math (the famous rule of “x4 and x2” ).

For now maybe practice with some hand you have played or seen, stopping on the flop to calculate how many “outs” you had in that stroke. Familiarize yourself with this mental calculation, and prepare yourself for the next chapter.

All About Macau, the Gambling Capital of Asia Part IX

There is of course a lot to do in the Asian gambling capital of Macau . In addition to the various casinos and shopping centers that we have already told you about, there are also many restaurants and nice bars. Since Macau has been a Portuguese colony and was an important point on the trade route at the time, there are many different types of restaurants where you can enjoy the best food. In this blog, we’ll tell you about the different Portuguese restaurants, because you will find plenty of them in Macau. We have put together a delicious top 20 for you that will make you lick your fingers. Are you reading?

1. Bao Mesa Comida Portuegesa

The Bao Mesa restaurant is centrally located in Macau on the Travessa de Domingoes just next to Cathedral Square. It is a traditional Portuguese restaurant with table service. Boa Mesa serves delicious Portuguese dishes such as caldo soup and flambéed chorizo. In addition to eating, enjoy a delicious glass of sangria, their specialty!

2. Casa do Porco Preto by Galveense

The second restaurant in our list is Casa do Porco Preto by Galveense. This restaurant is located near the A-Ma Temple. Step inside for a delicious Portuguese meal with or without meat. In this restaurant they offer you the opportunity to enjoy authentic meals, but without meat. Vegetarians can also enjoy a good Portuguese meal here.

3. Club Militar de Macau

For a truly historic setting you have to eat at Club Militar de Macau. It is a unique experience to eat traditional Portuguese dishes in this special environment. You go back in time, as it were, to the place where old colonial gatherings were held. In addition to the menu, the restaurant offers delicious buffets where you can choose from various dishes.

4. Estabelecimento de Comida Portuguesa ‘Porto Exterior’

This is a Portuguese family restaurant where you can enjoy delicious food for a good price. The restaurant is located just outside the Rio Hotel and is easy to find on the street side. If you want to enjoy a simple meal for a good price, then the Estabelecimento de Comida Portuguesa is highly recommended.

5. A Vencedora

The A Vencedora is a local restaurant that has been serving guests their delicious dishes since 1918. It is one of the oldest restaurants in Macau and you can find it on Rua do Campo. In addition to Portuguese specialties, you can also choose from Macanese dishes. Enjoy a delicious meal with good service for a reasonable price near the historic center of Macau.

6. Santos Comida Portuguesa restaurant

The next restaurant in our list is Santos. It is a good restaurant where you can enjoy excellent Portuguese food. It is a small restaurant in the famous Rua do Cunha. The staff in this restaurant are very helpful and are happy to help you choose a delicious dish and a Portuguese wine to go with it. The atmosphere in the restaurant is cozy, you can also see that the owners are real Benfica supporters.

7. Dom Galo

Near the Macau Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal you will find restaurant Dom Galo. A restaurant with delicious Portuguese food and a nice interior. Besides the Portuguese specialties you can choose from a number of Macanese dishes. Enjoy the delicious food and the cozy atmosphere.

8. Antonio restaurant

Experience the European atmosphere in the Antonio restaurant in Macau. The cozy ambiance ensures that you immediately feel like a meal. The restaurant is within walking distance of Rua do Regedor and Rua do Cunha. After a day of walking and shopping you can enjoy a delicious meal at Antonio, who is still in the kitchen himself to this day!

9. Chiado Portoguese

For a romantic dinner with your loved one (or date) you really have to go to Chiado Portoguese. The romantic setting ensures that you enjoy the food and each other even more. In addition, the service is impeccable and the food really fantastic. As a vegetarian you can enjoy a delicious meal and people with a gluten allergy also have a choice of different dishes. This is a restaurant with a slightly higher price tag, but you also get a lot of quality in return.

10. Nga Tim cafe

This nice restaurant and cafe is located on the old colonial square in Coloane. The restaurant has an authentic Macanese atmosphere. The dishes are delicious and the prices here are very friendly. Do you want to enjoy a good meal in beautiful surroundings? Then the Nga Tim Café is definitely worth a visit.

11. Mariazinha

Near the Senado square you will find the Portuguese restaurant Mariazinha. A small Portuguese restaurant where you enjoy delicious food and the best service. Choose one of the many dishes and combine it with a tasty Portuguese wine or sangria. The staff will be happy to help you make the right choice.

12. Cerve Jaria Portugalia

At number 12 on our list is Cerve Jaria Portugalia. This restaurant has delicious Portuguese dishes with fish and seafood. Of course meat dishes are also available, but their specialty is real fish. The Cerve Jaria Portugalia has contemporary Portuguese tile paintings on the walls, giving the restaurant a special atmosphere. Enjoy Portugal in Macau here!

13. Dragon Portuguese

With us on the list, number 13 is really not an unlucky number in this case, because that’s where you’ll find the Dragon restaurant. The restaurant is located on Rua de Felicidade and is very conveniently located when visiting the historic center of Macau. In addition to Portuguese dishes, there are also traditional Macanese meals on the menu. In addition, there are dishes especially for vegetarians. There is also a lot of choice for vegans. A must to have a bite to eat.

14. Fado

Restaurant Fado can be found on the second floor of the Royal Hotel Macau. You have a beautiful view from there and can enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner. In addition to the special starters and main courses, you can also enjoy very tasty desserts such as lava cake. Leave your diet here for a while and enjoy!

15. Ou Mun cafe

When you are at Trayessa de Domingoes, near Cathedral Square, you should really visit the Ou Mun café. You can enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner there between your visits to various sights. In the cafe you will find a traditional seating area where you can rest for a while. Order a delicious Portuguese dish there with a glass of wine or Portuguese beer. The service in Oh Mun is fast and friendly and therefore a popular place. It is often busy here, so there is a chance that there is no table available .

16. IFT Educational restaurant

Students are trained in the IFT Educational restaurant. In addition to the experienced chefs and waiting staff, there are students who are eager to learn everything. This ensures a particularly pleasant experience for many guests. The service is top notch, there is live music several days a week that you can enjoy and the dishes are special. Be surprised and pay a visit to this top restaurant.

17. Miramar

The Miramar restaurant is located opposite the South China sea at the beach of Hac Sa. You have a great view over the mouth of the Peral River Delta. Be surprised by this special view during your meal. This is where you go if you are looking for a seaside restaurant with delicious Portuguese food. It is also known as a family restaurant where you can enjoy a high quality meal as a family for an affordable price.

18. Alberque 1601

Here you will find Portuguese meals as you eat them in Portugal. Alberque 1601 is located in the courtyard on Lazarus Street in the Portuguese Quarter. You really get a Portuguese feeling. It is like walking through the cozy streets of Lisbon. The atmosphere is really great. The traditional restaurant serves delicious Portuguese dishes. It is important to book well in advance because Alberque 1601 is often completely booked.

19. Guincho a Galera

Delicious, authentic Portuguese dishes that can be found on the menu of Guincho a Galera. This nice little restaurant is located in the Lisboa Tower in Macau. You look out on the Lisboa Casino from the restaurant. In between gambling you can enjoy a nice Portuguese meal with a matching wine.

20. Sky21

Last on this list we have Sky21. This restaurant may have the best view in Macau. This is because it is located on one of the highest floors of a skyscraper in the center. You have a view of Macau, Taipa, Henggin and Zhuhai from Sky21. In addition to delicious Portuguese dishes, you can also choose from Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Thai meals. So there is something for everyone in the Sky21 restaurant!…

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