Enter the chance your opponent will fold (%) and the opponent’s equity ($) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Fold Equity. 

Fold Equity Formula

FE = COF/100 * OE


  • FE is the Fold Equity ($)
  • COF is the chance your opponent will fold (%)
  • OE is the opponent’s equity ($)

To calculate Fold Equity, divide the chance your opponent will fold by 100, then multiply by the opponent’s equity.

How to Calculate Fold Equity?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Fold Equity.

  1. First, determine the chance your opponent will fold (%). 
  2. Next, determine the opponent’s equity ($). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = FE = COF/100 * OE.
  4. Finally, calculate the Fold Equity.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

chance your opponent will fold (%) = 56

opponent’s equity ($) = 1000

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fold Equity in poker?
Fold Equity refers to the value a player gains in a poker hand when they force their opponent to fold. It is a concept used to quantify how much value you gain by making a bet or raise that causes your opponent to fold their hand.

How does opponent’s equity affect my decision-making in poker?
The opponent’s equity, or the amount of the pot they are expected to win, affects decision-making by determining how aggressive or conservative you should be with your betting. High opponent equity suggests a stronger hand, which might influence you to fold or bet cautiously, whereas low equity might encourage more aggressive play.

Can Fold Equity be negative, and what does that indicate?
Fold Equity cannot be negative. It represents the extra value gained by making an opponent fold, which is inherently a positive outcome. If calculations suggest negative Fold Equity, it typically indicates a misunderstanding of the concept or a calculation error.

Why is understanding Fold Equity important in poker strategy?
Understanding Fold Equity is crucial because it helps players make more informed decisions about when to bet or raise. It encourages a strategic approach to betting, emphasizing the importance of not just the cards in hand but also the psychological and probabilistic aspects of the game.