Reverse Implied Odds

word type: noun

  1. The opposite of implied odds in poker.


If implied odds describe a poker player's chances of getting paid if he makes a draw or "hits" his card, reverse implied odds outline the opposite: the likelihood that even if you do make the hand you are hoping to make, it is likely you won't get paid off.


A classic example where one has a high level of reverse implied odds deals with a situation playing deep-stacked NL and you raise with AK. If you get re-raised by a player in position, you are in a crappy spot for a number of reasons, including the fact that your reverse implied odds suck.

In other words, even if you call and then hit your king or ace, there is a high likelihood that you will not be getting paid off by the re-raiser with a worse hand.