## Pot Odds – Your Secret Poker Weapon

Written by ian mcintosh

Pot odds is one of most neglected aspects of Texas Holdem poker, especially by beginner and intermediate player. Some poker beginners have heard term and a few even have a basic concept of what pot odds are, but very few of these players know how to put them to good use in a poker game.

However knowing how to calculate and use pot odds is one of crucial weapons that serious poker players have in their armory, one that most definitely separates them from amateur.

Poker pot odds are often associated with complex mathematical calculations and less serious player can feel overwhelmed at prospect of tackling such a subject, but don’t fret, do you really think that to be a serious poker player you need to be a genius at mathematics? Do you think all poker pros are?

Well of course answer is that they are most definitely not all geniuses, but what they do have is a method of calculating odds quickly and easily to see if they are in their favor in any given situation. So let’s look at a simple, basic way of calculating odds, remember it needs to be quick and easy so that it can be worked out quickly and accurately in heat and pressure of a poker game.

Poker pot odds can be broken down to this simple one liner:

“If odds of you getting card you need to make your hand are less than pot odds, you should bet.”

There are two sides to this equation which I will try and explain, “odds of you getting card you need” and “pot odds.” Firstly “odds of you getting card you need”, this one is fairly easy to understand. It’s best explained using example of a flush or straight draw, so we’ll use a straight draw to illustrate it.

## So You Wanna Learn How To Start a Record Label?

Written by D.Herren

Well, you love music so much that you have decided you want to start a record label of your own. This can be a very exciting step and a fun one. The good news is, anyone can start their own record label if they know right steps. It won't be an easy road by any means, but it is possible if you really desire to do it.

Adventuring out and creating your record label is a gutsy thing to do. You can succeed if you follow a few KEY steps and stick with them. Your record label will fail if you don't.

So as Ramones would say, "Hey Ho, Let's Go!"

Key #1: BE PASSIONATE You need to love music and be so passionate about it that you are willing to put in hours of hard work and effort it takes START A RECORD LABEL. If your passionate, you will have that important drive that would make any new start up record label succeed.

Key #2: FIND GOOD TALENT It is essential when you start a record label to have quality artists on your label roster. This is just common sense. Without good talent, no one will be interested in THEIR music on YOUR record label.

Be sure to check into: THE ULTIMATE RECORD LABEL HANDBOOK on details on HOW to find good talent and all details on how to

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