Poker odds 06: 5-draw + joker, three cards to pair (a)

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TABLE 6 – Five-card draw:
Drawing three to a pair
Making specific hands
(53-card deck – including joker)

You draw three to a K♦ K♣, discarding 4♦ 3♣ 2♠…

The probability that you will make… Expressed in percent (%) is… The odds against it are… Number of possible combos
4-Kings 0.27 375 to 1 46
Full House 1.03 95.6 to 1 179
3-Kings 11.19 7.93 to 1 1,936
Aces-up 2.37 41.2 to 1 410
Kings-up 13.89 6.20 to 1 2,403

Number of possible outcomes: 17,296

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