Basic Poker Odds
posted in Poker Strategy, Poker Tools on 1 January 2010 by

Here we will present some basic scenarios so you can see what your poker odds are of getting dealt certain cards or making certain hands.

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Here are some common Texas Holdem poker probabilities of various scenarios, so you can understand your chances when trying to make a winning hand. The card pictures illustrate the hands and scenarios described.

 Probability of Being Dealt: A Pocket Pair: 5.9% Pocket Rockets: 0.45% Two Suited Cards: 23.5% Two Connected Cards: 15.7%

Probability of Flopping:

A Flush When Holding 2 Suited Cards:

Hole Cards:

Flopping:

0.84%

A Flush Draw When Holding 2 Suited Cards:

Hole Cards:

Flopping:

11%

Trips or Quads When Holding a Pair:

Hole Cards:

Flopping:

11.8%

A Pair, 2 Pair, Trips, or Quads When Holding Two Unpaired Cards:

Hole Cards:

Flopping:

32.4%

After the flop, the decisions in Texas Holdem get a bit tougher. Understanding pot odds will help determine your best action from here. Check out our
Texas Hold’em Pot Odds article to learn more about pot odds, what pot odds are, calculating your pot odds, implied odds, etc. You can also view our Texas Hold’em Pot Odds Chart here.

Probability of Hitting:

An Inside Straight Draw on the Turn or River:

Hole Cards:

Flop:

16.5%

An Open-Ended Straight Draw on the Turn or River:

Hole Cards:

Flop:

31.5%

A Flush Draw on the Turn or River:

Hole Cards:

Flop:

35%

A Flush Draw or Open-Ended Straight Draw on the Turn or River:

Hole Cards:

Flop:

54.1%

Here are some common Texas Holdem poker hand match-ups, so you can see your approximate chances of winning.

Higher Pocket Pair vs Lower Pocket Pair

81.5%

18.5%

Over-Cards vs Lower Pocket Pair

46%

54%

Dominated Hand

75%

25%

Severely Dominated Hand

92.6%

7.4%

Two Unsuited Overcards vs Two Unsuited Undercards

63%

37%

67%

33%