MCU poker odds: razz (7-low) starting hands

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Note: The odds given in this table were calculated personally by Mike Caro in 1976. These statistics appeared in Doyle Brunson’s original Super/System — A Course in Power Poker (1978) as Table XLV (Table 45).

This table was also published at Mike Caro’s original Poker1.com. The version below has been reformatted for the new Poker1.


Index to MCU poker odds (statistical tables)

Probability of being dealt specific seven-card low (razz) starting hands (first three cards)

The probability that you will be dealt this on the first three cards… Expressed in percent (%) is… The odds against it are… Number of possible combos

3-2-A (Lowest possible)

4-High or lower

5-High or lower

6-High or lower

7-High or lower

8-High or lower

9-High or lower

Two parts of a 5-High or lower*

Two parts of a 6-High or lower*

Two parts of a 7-High or lower*

Two parts of an 8-High or lower*

0.29

1.16

2.90

5.79

10.14

16.22

24.33

13.76

20.63

28.89

38.52

344 to 1

85.3 to 1

33.5 to 1

16.3 to 1

8.87 to 1

5.17 to 1

3.11 to 1

6.27 to 1

3.85 to 1

2.46 to 1

1.60 to 1

64

256

640

1,280

2,240

3,584

5,376

3,040

4,560

6,384

8,512

*These starting hands (ending in an asterisk “*”) either include
a 10-J-Q-K or a pair .

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