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Hand ranks, out odds and the basic play for Texas Holdem, Five Card Draw and Seven Card Stud.
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Poker Hand Ranks

Hand
Exam­ple
Royal Flush
A♥ K♥ Q♥ J♥ 10♥
Straight Flush
9♣ 8♣ 7♣ 6♣ 5♣
Four of a kind
A♥ A♣ A♠ A♦ 8♣
Full House
A♥ A♣ A♠ 8♦ 8♣
Flush
A♠ 10♠ 8♠ 4♠ 2♠
Straight
9♥ 8♣ 7♠ 6♦ 5♣
Three of a kind
A♥ A♣ A♠ 8♦ 4♣
Two pairs
A♥ A♣ K♠ K♦ 8♣
One pair
A♥ A♣ 8♠ 4♦ 2♣
High card
A♥ 10♣ 8♠ 4♦ 2♣

Poker Hands Odds

Hand
5 Card
7 Card
Royal Flush
0.00015%
0.0032%
Straight Flush
0.0014%
0.028%
Four Of A Kind
0.024%
0.17%
Full House
0.14%
2.60%
Flush
0.20%
3.03%
Straight
0.39%
4.62%
Three of a Kind
2.11%
4.83%
Two Pairs
4.75%
23.5%
One Pair
42.3%
43.8%
High Card
50.1%
17.4%

Anatomy of a Hand of Texas Holdem

Blinds are placed and cards are shuffled
Players are dealt two "­hol­e" cards face down
First round of bets, clockwise after the blinds
Players must match the highest previous bet in the round or fold
Dealer discards ("bu­rns­") the top card
Dealer deals three cards face-up on the table (the flop)
Second round of bets, starting with the player to the left of the dealer
Dealer burns a card and deals a single card face-up on the table (the turn)
Third round of bets, same as the second
Dealer burns a card and deals a fifth card face-up on the table (the river)
Players make the best five-card hand they can using table and hole cards
Final round of bets, same as the second
Players reveal their hands, clockwise from the last player called (the showdown)
Winning hand takes the pot!
 

Poker Positions

Number
Name
EML
0
Dealer / Button
L
1
Small blind
E
2
Big blind
E
3
Under the gun
E
...
 
M
-2
Hijack
L
-1
Cutoff
L
EML refers to early, middle and late positions. Early positions are weak, late positions strong.

Anatomy of a Hand of Five-Card Draw

Blinds are placed and cards are shuffled
Players are dealt five cards each, face-down
First round of bets, clockwise after blinds
Players must match the highest previous bet in the round or fold
Players may swap as many cards as they like from their hand
Second round of bets, starting with the player to the left of the dealer
Showdown. Players reveal their hands, clockwise from the last player called.
Winning hand takes the pot!

Anatomy of a Hand of Seven-Card Stud

Antes are placed and cards are shuffled
Players are dealt cards: two face-down and one face-up each
First round of bets, starting with the player with the lowest face-up card
Betting continues clockwise
Players must match the highest previous bet in the round or fold
Deal a single card face-up to each player
Second round of bets, starting with the player with the best showing hand
Repeat the single card deal and round of bets until 4 cards are face-up for each player
Deal seventh cards, face-down
Players make the best five-card hand they can using face-down and face-up cards
Final round of bets, same as the second
Showdown. Players reveal their hands, clockwise from the last player called.
Winning hand takes the pot!
 

Texas Holdem Odds

Outs
2 Cards To Go
1 Card To Go
21
70%
45%
20
68%
43%
19
65%
40%
18
62%
38%
17
60%
36%
16
57%
34%
15
54%
32%
14
51%
30%
13
48%
28%
12
45%
26%
11
41%
23%
10
38%
21%
9
35%
19%
8
31%
17%
7
28%
15%
6
24%
13%
5
20%
11%
4
16%
9%
3
12%
6%
2
8%
4%
1
4%
2%

Texas Holdem Positional Play

Great Hands (play in any position)
A A
K K
Q Q
J J
A K
A Q
K Q
A J ♥
K J ♥
Q J ♥
J 10 ♥
Good Hands (late or middle only)
A J
K J
Q J
J 10
A 10
10 10
9 9
8 8
A 9 ♥
A 8 ♥
K 10 ♥
K 9 ♥
Q 10 ♥
Q 9 ♥
OK Hands (late only)
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
A 9
A 8
K 10
K 9
Q 10
A 7 ♥
A 6 ♥
A 5 ♥
A 4 ♥
A 3 ♥
A 2 ♥
K 8 ♥
10 9 ♥
9 8 ♥
8 7 ♥
7 6 ♥
6 5 ♥
5 4 ♥
4 3 ♥
3 2 ♥
Anything marked ♥ denotes that the cards should be in the same suit.

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Comments

Mikkel Mikkel, 17:20 5 Apr 13

Think you forgot ATs

DaveChild DaveChild, 17:23 5 Apr 13

If you mean Ace Ten (suited) then I rated the two (suited and unsuited) fairly evenly and both as "good" hands. The positional play section was based on several other resources, and I they had Ace Ten in various combinations as a great hand, good hand and even OK hand.

fredv fredv, 09:55 9 Apr 13

Thanks Dave, that's great .. Classical tips but it's so better in a cheat sheet !

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