Poker is a
game of skill, luck, and odds.
You may be
surprised at the odds of making certain hands, or of getting pocket
aces as your down cards (220:1).
At the very
least, you should know your chances of hitting the hand you have
targetted.
The probability
of being dealt:
• Pocket
aces  220/1
• Either pocket aces or pocket kings  110/1
• Any pocket pair  16/1
• AK suited  331/1
• AK offsuit  110/1
• AK suited or offsuit  82/1
• Any two suited cards  3.3/1
• Either pocket aces, pocket kings, or AK  46/1
After being
dealt a pocket pair, the probability of:
• Flopping
a set or better  7.5/1
• Flopping a set  8.3/1
• Flopping a full house  136/1
• Flopping quads  407/1
• Making a set or better by the river  4.2/1
With 2 suited
cards, the probability of:
• Flopping
a flush  118/1
• Flopping a flush draw  8.1/1
• Flopping a backdoor flush draw (3 flush cards) 
1.4/1
• Making a flush by the river  15/1
With 2 unsuited
cards, the probability of:
• Flopping a flush draw  88/1
• Flopping a backdoor flush draw (3 flush cards) 
6.8/1
• Making a flush by the river  53/1
With 2 nonpair
cards, the probability of flopping:
• At
least a pair (using your pocket cards) from two nonpair cards  2.1/1
• A pair (using one of your pocket cards) from two
nonpair cards  2.5/1
• Two pair (using both of your pocket cards) from two
nonpair cards  49/1
• Any two pair from two nonpair cards  24/1
• Trips (using one of your pocket cards) from two
nonpair cards  73/1
• A full house (using both of your pocket cards) from
two nonpair cards  1087/1
• Quads (using one of your pocket cards) from two
nonpair cards  9799/1
Probability that
the flop will be:
• Three
of a kind  424/1
• A pair  5/1
• Three suited cards  18/1
• Two suited cards  0.8/1
• No suited cards  1.5/1
• Three cards in sequence  28/1
• Two cards in sequence  1.5/1
• No cards in sequence  0.8/1
At the turn, the
probability of making:
• A
full house or better from a set on the next card  (7 outs) 5.7 to 1
• A full house from two pair on the next card  (4
outs) 11 to 1
• A flush from a fourflush on the next card  (9
outs) 4.2 to 1
• A straight from an openended straight draw on the
next card  (8 outs) 4.9 to 1
• A straight from a gutshot straight draw on the next
card  (4 outs) 11 to 1
• A pair from two overcards  (6 outs) 6.8 to 1
From flop to river, the probability of making:
• A
full house or better from a set by the river  2/1
• A full house or better from two pair by the river
(4 outs)  5.1 to 1
• A flush from a fourflush by the river (9 outs) 
1.9 to 1
• A backdoor flush by the river  23 to 1
• A straight from an openended straight draw by the
river  (8 outs) 2.2 to 1
• A straight from a gutshot straight draw by the
river  (4 outs) 5.1 to 1
• A pair or better from two overcards by the river 
(6 outs) 3.2 to 1
At the river,
the probability of making:
• A
full house or better from a set (10 outs)  3.6/1
• A full house from two pair on the final card (4
outs)  11/1
• A flush from a fourflush on the final card (9
outs)  4.1/1
• An openended straight draw (8 outs)  4.8/1
• A gutshot straight draw (4 outs)  11/1
• A pair from two overcards (6 outs)  6.7/1
