Having a good understanding of the odds of you or anyone else having a given hand can increase your chance of winning.
The table below shows the odd of a particular hand being dealt in a 5 card game from a 52 card deck.
|Royal Flush||1 in 649,739 Hands Dealt|
|Straight Flush||1 in 72,192 Hands Dealt|
|Four of a Kind||1 in 4,164 Hands Dealt|
|Full House||1 in 693 Hands Dealt|
|Flush||1 in 508 Hands Dealt|
|Straight||1 in 254 Hands Dealt|
|Three of a Kind||1 in 46 Hands Deal|
|Two Pair||1 in 20 Hands Dealt|
|One Pair||1 in 4 Hands Dealt|
|No Pair||1 in 2 Hands Dealt|
The next table lists the hands in order of increasing frequency, and shows how many ways each hand can be dealt in 3, 5, and 7 cards.
|Hand||3 Cards||5 Cards||7 Cards|
|Four of a Kind||0||624||224,848|
|Three of a Kind||52||54,912||6,461,620|
The above tables can only provide a rough guide as the exact odds are affected by many variables including the number of players and the version of poker being played.
Visit our Poker Rules page and Poker Versions for some of the many variants of the game whilst our Poker Hands and Poker Tips pages for advice that should help you improve your game and our Poker History page provides some insights into the games origin.