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5-Card Draw Rules

General Strategic Considerations

 

Betting and Drawing

Drawing: see 5-card deal and drawing probabilities spreadsheet
“Standing Pat” (i.e. drawing no cards)
Generally a monster (2-pair or better), a pair of QQ+ or a bluff.

1 card
2 pair, trips + kicker, straight and/or flush draw, nothing at all

2 cards
1 pair + kicker, trips, “idiot draws”

3 cards
1 pair, high cards

4 cards (must show the Ace)
Odds and Outs Calculations (5-Card Draw calculators)

General Statistics

5-Card Hands (High)

5-Card Hands # Hands in 5 Cards Probability (as a %) Odds Against
Royal Flush 4 0.000% 649,739 : 1
Straight Flush 36 0.001% 72,192 : 1
Four of a Kind 624 0.024% 4,164 : 1
Full House 3,744 0.144% 693 : 1
Flush 5,108 0.197% 508 : 1
Straight 10,200 0.392% 254 : 1
Three of a Kind 54,912 2.113% 46 : 1
Two Pair 123,552 4.754% 20 : 1
One Pair 1,098,240 42.257% 1.4 : 1
No Hand 1,302,540 50.118% 0.9953 : 1
Total 2,598,960 100.0%

Source: http://www.durangobill.com/Poker_Probabilities_5_Cards.html

 

Starting-Hands Ranges

Full-Ring

6-Max

Heads-Up

Post-Flop Play

Flop

Turn

River

 

Starting-Hands Recommendations (“ranges”)

Full-Ring (i.e. 5-6 players) Starting Hands Recommendations

 

4-Max Starting Hands Recommendations

 

Heads-Up Starting Hands Recommendations

 

 

Strategy/Tactics

See our poker-strategy blog and of course in the Essential Poker Knowledge videos for additional details and clarification on the information provided here.

 

Strategy Recap and What’s to Come for Our Members

5-Card Draw high …

 

Other Useful Tools for Maximizing Your Profit

 

Free Poker Resources and Equity Analysis Programs

Equity match-ups for hands and ranges and probability calculators

Pro Poker Tools (free equity analyses for multiple game types)

Tournament Results Tracker

Official Poker Rankings (player ratings based on online poker tournament results)