Can someone tell me what they mean by outs in a poker game?????
Ways in which your hand can be improved to become the best hand in the pot (catching the specific cards you need to win, best hand folds from the game). And, quit yelling.
“OUTS” or more commonly “outs” are ways you can win. For example, if you have a four flush with one card to come, the remaining cards of your suit which have not been exposed are the number of outs you have. In common parlance, this is how a conversation would go. You caught a 2 to make your Aces over 2s become 2s full on the River. Your opponent, who led on Fifth Street with an Ace flush, berated you by saying, “You play that cheese!” You respond with, “Well, I had four outs to beat you
so I figured I’d pay you off on Sixth Street and fold on the River if I didn’t fill up.” He responds with, “You’re an even bigger moron than I thought. You didn’t have four outs. Three of your cards had already been folded. You caught the case deuce. You didn’t have four outs you had one!!!” You respond with something clever like, “Oh, I guess I got lucky.”
An out is a card that will improve your hand. If you are on a draw it is a card that makes your hand, if you hold a pocket pair your outs are the two remaining cards of that rank. Also, if all-in in a hand which you are currently losing, an out is a card that will outdraw your opponent. Example: You are all-in with JhTh vs. opponents QcQs. The board is 5h7h2c. You have nine outs in the shape of the nine remaining hearts.