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No-Limit Hold'em All-In Odds

Odds are great for use in tournaments and cash games. Rounding them to even amounts is best for memorizing. This information should improve your overall results and help to make better decisions more quickly.

If you play online leaving this page open as a reference will help to learn them as well.

Below are the "typical" hand combinations seen.

Feel free to click on the link for the odds calculator to adjust the situation and see how slight differences can effect odds.

Odds are not exact for all general situations as you must take into consideration the following; being suited, suit domination, gaps in rank, rank of pairs eliminating possible straight cards for opposing hand and rank of cards increasing or decreasing potential ties.

Note - the odds given are for all-in situations where one player is all-in and does not have any chips remaining, both hands are shown down and all cards are ran out.


Coin Flip | No Pair | Domination | Ace Rag

The "Coin Flip"

Coin flip situations are when one player has a pocket pair and the other has two over cards. Most believe this is a "coin flip" in that they are 50/50 to win. The examples below show how this is not always the case. One must take into consideration suits, rank, and closeness of the ranks.


Situation Example Odds Link
Pair vs Suited Over Cards
Deuce of HeartsDeuce of Diamonds vs Ace of SpadesKing of Spades
50.1 : 49.9 Click for Odds Calculator
Suited Connectors vs Pair
Ten of Hearts9 of Hearts vs Deuce of SpadesDeuce of Clubs
53.9 : 46.1 Click for Odds Calculator
Pair vs Over Cards
Queen of SpadesQueen of Hearts vs Ace of ClubsKing of Diamonds
56.9 : 43.1 Click for Odds Calculator

This first example is the closest we can get to the "coin flip". The over cards must be ace king suited and the pair deuces. No suits can be duplicated as it diminishes the potential flush. If you increase the pair in value it gains ground.

In the second example the suited connector is actually the favorite to the pair. This is when the pair is not of the same suit taking away the potential flush. The pair also has to be small enough to not take away straight cards. The suited connector also has to be small enough so that it has maximum straight potential both above and below it.

This last example is the classic "coin toss". The large pair is much stronger as it eliminates close to half of the cards needed to make a straight(the ace can still make a wheel). Even when the ace and king have the same suits as the pocket queens the odds don't change as much as one would think.



No Pair

These situations are when neither player holds a pocket pair.


Situation Example Odds Link
Two Overs vs Two Unders
Ace of SpadesKing of Hearts vs 9 of Clubs8 of Diamonds
63.5 : 36.5 Click for Odds Calculator
"Piano"
King of SpadesJack of Hearts vs Queen of ClubsTen of Diamonds
62.6 : 37.4 Click for Odds Calculator
"Sandwich"
Ace of SpadesJack of Hearts vs King of ClubsQueen of Diamonds
60.0 : 40.0 Click for Odds Calculator

In all of these examples the over cards are around 60% while the under cards are about 40%

As you can see the 3 examples are all rainbow suits. Play around with the suits of both sets of hands to see how it effects the odds.



Domination

To be dominated is the best and worst case scenarios you will come across in no-limit Texas Hold'em. Below are realistic examples you may come across. See what you want to hold to "dominate" your opponent as well as what to avoid yourself from being "dominated".


Situation Example Odds Link
Pair vs Over and Under
Ten of SpadesTen of Hearts vs Ace of Clubs5 of Diamonds
70.4 : 29.6 Click for Odds Calculator
One Card Dominated
Ace of SpadesKing of Spades vs Ace of HeartsQueen of Hearts
71.6 : 28.4 Click for Odds Calculator
Pair vs Pair
Ace of SpadesAce of Hearts vs King of ClubsKing of Diamonds
81.3 : 18.7 Click for Odds Calculator
Over Pair vs Under Cards
King of SpadesKing of Hearts vs Ten of Clubs9 of Diamonds
82.2 : 17.8 Click for Odds Calculator
Pair vs Duplicated and Under Card
Jack of SpadesJack of Hearts vs Jack of Clubs9 of Diamonds
88.4 : 11.6 Click for Odds Calculator
Worst Case
King of SpadesKing of Hearts vs King of ClubsDeuce of Hearts
95.0 : 5.0 Click for Odds Calculator

The first example of a pair vs an over and under you can typically see when a late position player raises with Ace rag, the big blind goes all in with a pair and the raiser is reluctant to fold. Sometimes it is write to fold with the Ace rag while other times it is a mistake. It all depends on knowing your odds and how much more it is to call.

Our second example I constantly see when someone overplays AQ or gets raised with AQ and believes he is against a pair. You must really know your opponent well to make this decision, but knowing the odds of AQ vs AK or AQ vs any pair can give you an idea of where you are at. Either way, most of the time your AQ will be in a bit of trouble.

The third case is hard to avoid and happens often. Both players hold a pair and one obviously is higher. This is worst situation you can be in holding a pair.

This fourth situation of a pair vs under cards rarely happens. We do see it from time to time when a player tries to get tricky, usually with suited connectors, gets re-raised and then is stubborn with the hand.

Our fifth combination is not that common. It usually occurs when a short stack holds the pair and the big blind tries to bust him. It's almost impossible to foresee such a scenario but always good to know the percentages.

The last example will rarely happen but it is interesting so I thought I'd add it in there. It is the very worse case scenario I can come up with. If you find worse let me know.


Ace Rag

Ace rag is the most overplayed hand by beginners and some seasoned players. It is good to know with what hands you should play back, call or fold. For the sake of consistency will declare Ace rag as A7 off suit in all situations.


Situation Example Odds Link
Ace Rag vs Medium Pair
Ace of Spades7 of Hearts vs Ten of ClubsTen of Diamonds
28.7 : 71.3 Click for Odds Calculator
Ace Rag vs Ace Ten
Ace of Spades7 of Hearts vs Ace of ClubsTen of Diamonds
28.9 : 71.1 Click for Odds Calculator
Ace Rag vs Small Pair
Ace of Spades7 of Hearts vs Deuce of ClubsDeuce of Diamonds
47.2 : 52.8 Click for Odds Calculator
Ace Rag vs Jack Ten Suited
Ace of Spades7 of Hearts vs Jack of ClubsTen of Clubs
51.7 : 48.3 Click for Odds Calculator
Ace Rag vs KQ
Ace of Spades7 of Hearts vs King of ClubsQueen of Diamonds
57.9 : 42.1 Click for Odds Calculator
Ace Rag vs Ace Rag
Ace of Spades7 of Hearts vs Ace of Clubs3 of Diamonds
61.7 : 38.3 Click for Odds Calculator

Our first three examples are basic that we have already covered.

I like this fourth example. You would not think Jack Ten suited is a "coin toss".

This fifth situation is interesting as most people would think having KQ is more of an equal battle, but the ace rag has a slight advantage.

I like this last case best. Most players, when seeing Ace rag versus Ace rag, assume it will be a split pot.

Click on the calculator and play with Ace rag's kicker. Try making is a wheel card or even a 9 to see how the stats change. As well as make the hand suited or the opposing hand suited or even suit dominate one hand. It is interesting how the odds can range by altering the situations slightly.


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