Poker odds 04: 5-draw + joker, two cards to trips (a)

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TABLE 4 – Five-card draw:
Drawing two to three-of-a-kind
Making specific hands
(53-card deck – including joker)

A) You draw two to a K♠ K♣ K♦ , discarding 3♦ 2♥…

The probability that you will make…

Expressed in percent (%) is…

The odds against it are…

Number of possible combos

4-Kings

4.17

23 to 1

47

Kings-Full

6.21

15.1 to 1

70

B) You draw two to A♣ A♥ A♠ , discarding 3♦ 2♣…

The probability that you will make…

Expressed in percent (%) is…

The odds against it are…

Number of possible combos

5-Aces

0.09

1,127 to 1

1

4-Aces

8.16

11.3 to 1

92

Aces-Full

5.85

16.1 to 1

66

Number of possible outcomes: 1,128

Note: All tables in this series follow the same logical construction; however tables 1 through 4 are formatted slightly differently. This is an experimental application of the new Poker1 typography and may eventually be applied to the other tables.

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