When playing hold’em it’s essential that you put your opponent on a range of hands, rather than specific holdings. However, knowing the odds of common pre-flop match-ups is a good starting point. However, knowing the odds of common pre-flop match-ups is a good starting point. Texas Hold’em is a popular poker game played between two or more people. Two cards are dealt face down to each player, with up to five ‘community cards’ dealt face up in the middle of each hand.
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When it takes two perfect cards on both the turn and the river to covert an average or weak hand after the flop to a strong one, this should normally qualify as a 'long shot'. Also, 'strong' hands are considered here to be straights and better. These are often referred to as 'backdoor' hands such as a backdoor straight or flush etc.
After the flop, there are always 47 unseen cards. These will make a total of 1081 possible two card combinations that are used to make these probability comparisons.
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Both before and after the flop in any limit Holdem game, it is helpful to be able to make a reasonably accurate estimate of the types and numbers of playable hands that you are likely to be competing against.
Much of your decision making involves the business of 'putting' opposing players 'on their hands' (or in other words, figuring out what cards they are playing). Experienced Holdem players are often very good at this. An understanding of the types of hands that are most likely to be against you helps prevent both underestimating and overestimating your competition.
Here are some stats that are based on the total possible combinations of various Holdem hole cards that are normally playable.
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The five different types of two card Hold'em hands highlighted here are those that are most commonly played. They are not shown in any particular order and within the groups are powerful hands that are almost always played, down to marginal value hands that can be played under certain betting conditions.
The rest of the hands, shown as All Others, are all the very weak hands that most players hardly ever play.
Pairs - All pairs. AA, KK, QQ, JJ, 1010, 99, 88, 77, 66, 55, 44, 33, 22
Two High Cards Suited - AK(S), AQ(S), AJ(S), A10(S), KQ(S), KJ(S), K10(S), QJ(S), Q10(S), J10(S)
Probability Of Poker Hands In Texas Holdem
Two High Cards Unsuited - AK, AQ, AJ, A10, KQ, KJ, K10, QJ, Q10, J10
Odds Of Poker Hands In Texas Hold'em
Medium and Low Suited Connectors - These include both no-gap and one-gap connectors: J9(S), 109(S), 108(S), 98(S), 97(S), 87(S), 86(S), 76(S), 75(S), 65(S), 64(S), 54(S), 53(S)
Ace and Non-High Combinations - A9, A8, A7,A6 Note: 25% of these 64 combinations (16) are suited. 75% of the 64 combinations (48) are unsuited.