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Professionals choose to use odds as a tool that brings them the highest rate of success. But any hand in poker can win, even if the hand isn't actually better than the losing hand. If you get a good read on a player, then you won't be using odds very much. Odds are mostly used when you are on a draw. If I have an open ended straight flush draw, I have alot of ways to improve my hand, so my chances/odds increase. And so then if someone bets only a small % of the pot, say $5 on a $100 pot, then what you do is look at the % of the cost to stay in the hand and how much you can win, against what your chances are of improving the hand. They use odds as a way of making the best choice on how to play there hands. They are not the game, they are the players. The game works on the rules, the players try to make the best choices on the rules.
Originally posted by The All Seeing I
I think i know where you are coming from.
Maybe the best approach to give this a little direction for clarity sake, is to present some theories of your own or that you share with others that you agree with and ask which are backed by science and which by faith.
For example, i see evolution as fact because it is based on science. Though i recognize that there are people who see creationism as fact because it's based on the bible... which would mean such a theory is backed by faith... though some would argue that i have it all backwards... regardless if i have objective logic on my side.