Breakeven

  • Breakeven, or 0-EV, is the abbrevation for "the point of breakeven"; the point where the decision or outcome of a situation is exactly or close to zero in terms of expected value or winnings and losses.
    The term is used to describe a player's winrate, a stretch of hands that ends up being zero in win's or losses, an amount needed to win in order to achieve not losing, or simply the amount a decision has to be as frequent as in order to make the EV of a certain hand close to zero.

    So "making something close to zero" in poker is called "making something breakeven". It is an important abbrevation used in studying and analyzing poker hands and situations.

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