# What Are the Odds? A List of Long-Shot Odds in Texas Holdem

A pair and any other three cards. These odds are based on similar video poker data not real live poker ,or even online. Subscribe to thepokerbank I'll send you an email if I add something new and interesting to the website. And how often should we expect it? It's already quite unlikely for the board to allow for a royal flush by featuring at least three cards ten or higher of the same suit. I get asked a lot whether the two unused cards in a player's hand are used to break a tie.

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Four cards of the same rank, plus any fifth card. Three of a kind and a pair. Any five cards of the same suit, except for a higher ranking straight flush. Five consecutive cards, except for a higher ranking straight flush. Three of a kind: Three cards of the same rank, plus any other two cards. Two pairs, plus any fifth card. A pair and any other three cards.

Any five cards that do not form any higher poker hand. A king high hand for example might be K , Q , 7 , 5 , 4. If two or more players have poker values of the same rank then the individual cards will be used to break the tie. If necessary all five cards will be considered. I get asked a lot whether the two unused cards in a player's hand are used to break a tie. The answer is a firm NO. The two unused cards do not matter. If a new player arrives at the table he should either wait for the big blind position or put up an amount equal to the big blind, amounting to a call of the big blind.

If a bet is made after another player runs out of money, then a separate pot is created. The player that ran out of money is not eligible to win the second pot. If more than one player runs out of money then multiple separate pots can be created. In formal games players may not bet with cash or buy chips with cash in the middle of a hand. There are numerous rules of etiquette, which I won't get into.

There house may set the betting rules. There are three main types. A "structured" game features raises of specified amounts. There is usually a limit to the number of raises a player may make, typically three. A "pot limit" game has structured minimum raises but the maximum raise may be anything up to the amount in the pot at the time the raise is made. A "no limit" game also has structured minimum raises but there is no maximum raise. J , 6 Player 2: Both have an ace high flush, so the second highest card is considered.

Player 1's jack beats player 2's 7. The only way to have a flush tie is if the flush is entirely on the board and no hole cards are higher than the lowest card on the board in the same suit. Both have a pair of jacks so the singletons are considered.

High highet singleton in both hands is an ace so the second highest singleton is considered. Player 1's second highest singleton is a 7, compared to player 2's A 10 beats a 7 so player 2 wins.

Q , J Player 2: Both have a two pair of aces and queens, with a king singleton. Only the top five cards matter. The jacks and deuce are irrelevant. One of the most important aspects of Texas Hold'em is the value of each two-card hand before the flop. The decision of how to play your first two cards is something you face every hand, and the value of your first two cards is highly correlated to your probability of winning. The following table shows my power rating for each initial 2-card hand in a player game.

The numbers are on a 0 to 40 scale. Basically, you should only play hands that are dark green, blue, or purple. Of course you should be more be more liberal in late position and picky in early position.

If forced I would say you should need 10 points in late position and 19 points in early position to call the big blind. If your table is loose, as if often the case online, you can play a bit looser yourself. My friend lost with quad kings to quad aces in our cash game last night and was understandably upset. He went on to claim that the odds of that happening two players get quads in the same hand were ridiculous he guessed 1 in 3. Can someone help me out?

We have had a hard time trying to find the answer. Sort by raises Sort by date. TheWacoKidd haters gonna hate. Start with how many players are in the hand to do the calc Add resilient to Rail Reply Quote 3. By my math its about a 1 in 40, chance assuming that both players are starting with pocket pairs.

Add Sikta to Rail Reply Quote 4. You still need to flop quads for both people, which is going to be a little more difficult. What about not assuming they both have pocket pairs? You need set a premise, like, let's assume that only two players get cards, but they turn those face up and see a river every time without any chance of folding. Now what's the chance of quad-over-quads? They first both have to be dealt pocket pairs, then bopth have to hit quads. Extremly unlikely, i have no idea how i feel about the 1mil number, my guess would be too high, but i wouldn't be surprised if it was around there.

Now if we're 9 handed and the premise is everyone who gets dealt a pocket pair plays it to the river the chance is definitely smaller than 1 in a million. Add Micdiddy to Rail Reply Quote 6. Add Sikta to Rail Reply Quote 7. Add resilient to Rail Reply Quote 8. I was also assuming that it was a PP vs. Add Micdiddy to Rail Reply Quote 9. Here's a study that shows the odds of 2 players getting quads in a handed game The math is complex here, but you should be able to sub in the number of players and do the calculation.

Add resilient to Rail Reply Quote We were sitting 6-handed. Still looks like I'm in decent shape though, thanks for the help. According to the link in resilients post the odds of getting quads vs quads in a 6 handed game and allowing for a player to use only 1 of their hole cards Add Sikta to Rail Reply Quote So you ran it C 47,12 , then 11! I would have guessed the odds would have been much higher for 6-handed, but I'm way to tired to even play poker tonight, let alone grind numbers You really need to set some parameters, to get an answer.