The Ultimate Texas Hold’em Odds Calculator
Was that Texas Hold’em poker hand you just lost actually a bad beat, or did you just make a bad decision based on the odds? Use this instant poker odds calculator to find out.
Is that mediocre hand you can’t resist a favorite against what your opponents typically play?
Was your winning hand actually a good play for the pot odds you got, or did you just get lucky?
This calculator was custom-developed by Beat The Fish for accuracy and ease of use.
Simply select your cards, your opponents’ cards, and any community cards to simulate a poker hand. It will automatically calculate the odds of each poker hand to win, lose, or tie.
You can insert as many opponents and community cards as you’d like and the odds software will instantly update based on the new scenario.
Click the X above a player’s hand to remove it or the Clear All button at the top to start the hand over completely.
How is a Texas Hold’em poker odds calculator useful?
A poker odds calculator shows you the exact odds of your hand winning in any scenario.
For example, you can give yourself pocket Aces, opponent 1 pocket Kings, and opponent 2 pocket Queens. The poker odds software will then calculate how often each hand wins.
One of the best uses of a poker odds calculator is to review key plays from your last playing session and determine if you made the right decision.
Simulate an instant example hand
For example, let’s say you had a key hand come up where you called a pot-sized bet on the turn with a flush draw against an opponent that ended up having top pair. You can set the calculator to determine the odds of you winning with that flush draw and compare that to the pot odds you received.
If the poker hand simulator says you only win the hand 19% (4 to 1 odds) of the time, but you had to call a pot-sized bet to see the river (2 to 1 pot odds), then you shouldn’t have made the call.
You can also use the poker calculator to help commit common odds and situations to memory.
For example, you can run simulations of straight, flush, or other draws to get a feel for how often they’ll mathematically be completed over the long run.
✅ What is a Texas Hold'em odds calculator?
A Hold'em calculator allows you to simulate any poker hand and see the winning percentages for each player. You can customize the community cards and add up to 10 players using the Beat The Fish hand simulator.
✅ Do you need to know a huge list of odds to be a winning poker player?
No, and, in fact, I recommend that beginning poker players don't waste their time memorizing odds that rarely come up. As long as you know how to calculate pot odds and the odds for the most important draws, you can still become a winning player.
✅ What are the most important odds in Texas Hold'em?
I recommend that beginners start to keep in mind the most common drawing situations: pocket pairs turning into a set and straight/flush draws. The odds are 7.5:1 for hitting a set on the flop from a pocket pair. For open-ended straights or flush draws on the flop, it's around 2:1 to hit by the river.
✅ Which online poker sites do you recommend using this calculator on?
You can use this poker hand calculator to replicate hands you played at any poker site. Simply plug in your hole cards, the opponents, and any community cards. You'll instantly see your long-term winning percentage in that situation.
Why do you need to know poker odds?
Besides reviewing your poker play later to see if you made the correct play based on the actual odds, you should memorize the most important odds for use while you play.
If you have a drawing hand, such as a flush or straight draw, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the correct price on your bet or call compared to the odds of making your hand.
You should be armed with the ability to calculate the most common scenarios in your head during a hand.
I’m a firm believer that you can still be a successful poker player without knowing the odds for every single type of situation at the table, but you should memorize the most common situations on the flop:
- Open-ended straight draws
- Flush draws
- Hitting on your overcards to the flop
- Hitting a set on the flop with your pocket pair
Poker Odds You Should Memorize
True to my word, I only think you need to know basic math to make “correct” plays in poker. However, there are a few odds that come up often at the poker table that I recommend you memorize.
Knowing these odds helps you most on the flop with a draw or with a made hand which you want to protect against an opponent with a draw.
|Outs||Your Hand||Drawing To||Odds to Hit on the Turn||Odds to Hit by the River|
|4||Inside (Gutshot) Straight||Straight||11:1||5:1|
|9||Four to a Flush||Flush||4:1||2:1|
|15||Straight + Flush Draw||Straight or Flush||2:1||1:1|
Note that these odds are rounded to the nearest whole number to make it easier for you to memorize. For more specific odds, check the full odds chart a couple of sections below.
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Even though the 15 out hand situation sounds rare, you’ll actually run into it fairly often when playing powerful suited hands like A♥K♥ or A♣Q♣.
I want you to keep in mind how strong of a drawing hand this is when you get it. You end up with 9 outs for the flush draw and 6 more for the straight. It’s only 6 instead of 8 because 2 of those outs were used for the flush. In poker odds, you don’t count outs twice if you can make multiple hands.
How do you figure out pot odds in poker?
Pot odds in poker simply means the “price” that it costs you to continue with your hand.
For example, if you’re in a hand where the pot is $100 and your opponent bets $50, you’re getting 3 to 1 pot odds to call. The pot is $150 (the $100 that’s already there plus the $50 bet) and it costs $50 to continue. Divide the $150 by $50 to get 3.
You say that number “to 1” and those are your pot odds. Understanding pot odds is an essential poker concept because you should always compare the odds of making a drawing hand against the pot odds you’re actually receiving.
What are poker outs?
Poker “outs” are cards to come that will improve your hand.
For example, if you have a Flush Draw on the flop, you have 9 outs to complete. There are 13 cards in each suit minus the 4 you already know about (your 2 hole cards plus 2 on the flop of the same suit).
Another example is 8 outs for an Open-Ended Straight Draw (4 of each card above and below your draw that will complete the Straight). There would be 1 out for a Set to turn into Four of a Kind because there’s just one more of that card value left in the deck.
Poker odds chart
The following chart will show you the odds to improve your hand based on how many outs you have. I’ve also included the percentages.
If you want to see the detailed math involved with these odds as well as odds for almost any Hold’em situation you can imagine, PokerDope has an excellent page on that.
First, figure out how many outs you have and then if you’re on the flop, turn, or want to know the odds from the flop all the way to the river. I’ve bolded what I think are the most common situations where knowing the odds can help you make a correct call.
Note that the odds are slightly better going from the turn to the river than the flop to the turn because there’s one fewer unknown card left in the deck.
|# of Outs||Flop to Turn Odds||Turn to River Odds||Flop to River Odds||Typical Hand Scenario(s)|
|1||46:1 (2.1%)||45:1 (2.2%)||22.3:1 (4.3%)||Smaller Set against a Higher Set, Set to Four of a Kind|
|2||22.5:1 (4.3%)||22:1 (4.3%)||10.9:1 (8.4%)||Pocket Pair to Set, Open-Ended Straight Flush Draw|
|3||14.7:1 (6.4%)||14.3:1 (6.5%)||7:1 (12.5%)||One Overcard|
|4||10.8:1 (8.5%)||10.5:1 (8.7%)||5.1:1 (16.5%)||Inside (Gutshot) Straight Draw, Two Pair to a Full House|
|5||8.4:1 (10.6%)||8.2:1 (10.9%)||3.9:1 (20.3%)||Smaller Pair against a Higher Pair, One Pair to Two Pair or Trips|
|6||6.8:1 (12.8%)||6.7:1 (13%)||3.1:1 (24.1%)||Two Overcards, No Pair to Pair|
|7||5.7:1 (14.9%)||5.6:1 (15.2%)||2.6:1 (27.8%)||Inside (Gutshot) Straight Draw, Set to Full Hour or Four of a Kind|
|8||4.9:1 (17%)||4.8:1 (17.4%)||2.2:1 (31.5%)||Open-Ended Straight Draw|
|9||4.2:1 (19.1%)||4.1:1 (19.6%)||1.9:1 (35%)||Flush Draw|
|10||3.7:1 (21.3%)||3.6:1 (21.7%)||1.6:1 (38.4%)||Inside (Gutshot) Straight Draw and Two Overcards|
|11||3.3:1 (23.4%)||3.2:1 (23.9%)||1.4:1 (41.7%)|
|12||2.9:1 (25.5%)||2.8:1 (26.1%)||1.2:1 (45%)||Inside (Gutshot) Straight Draw and Flush Draw|
|13||2.6:1 (27.7%)||2.5:1 (28.3%)||1.1:1 (48.1%)|
|14||2.4:1 (29.8%)||2.3:1 (30.4%)||1:1 (51.2%)|
|15||2.1:1 (31.9%)||2.1:1 (32.6%)||0.9:1 (54.1%)||Open-Ended Straight and Flush Draw, Flush Draw with Two Overcards|
Use the 2 and 4 “Hack” when you forget the odds
What happens if you’re in the middle of a hand and you forget the odds to improve your hand? With the rule of 2 and 4, you’re still good as long as you can figure out your outs.
How does it work? To see the percentage of your hand improving by the next card, you simply multiply your outs by 2. If you’re on the flop and want to know how you’ll fare by the river, multiply your outs by 4.
Note that you won’t get the exactly correct poker odds using this shortcut, but it’s close enough to make a good decision.
Let’s look at a couple examples to see how this works.
If you’re on the flop and have a flush draw, you have 9 outs. How do you know that? Take the 13 poker cards of that suit and subtract the 2 in your hand and the 2 on the flop. That leaves 9. Multiplying that by 2 gives you 18, or around an 18% chance to complete your flush on the turn. Multiplying it by 4 gets you a 36% to complete it by the river.
The actual percentage odds for a flush draw hitting on the turn and then by the river are 19.1% and 35% respectively, getting you pretty close with the 2 and 4 hack.
This system works well in any situation with any number of outs.
If you have an inside (or gutshot) straight draw, you have 4 outs because you need just one specific card value and there are 4 of each card value in the deck. Double that to get an 8% chance to hit the straight on the turn and multiply it by 4 to get a 16% chance to hit it by the river.
The actual poker odds of hitting an inside straight on the turn and then by the river are 8.5% and 16.5% respectively. Pretty darn close.
Just remember this at the table: double your outs for your chance of hitting on the turn and multiply by 4 to see how often you’ll hit by the river.
Figuring out correct Hold’em poker odds without much math
Contrary to what some poker strategists preach, you don’t need to memorize a long list of odds and perform complex mathematics to be a winning Texas Hold’em player.
However, there are some simple Texas Hold’em odds and probabilities that you should know well when you’re drawing to a hand or want to prevent your opponents from doing so.
Here’s the bottom line:
If you figure that your draw will be the best hand if you hit it, just compare the odds of you hitting that hand to the odds the pot is giving you to decide if you’re making a mathematically sound play.
You will run into this situation often at the table, either offline or playing at online poker sites, so get into the habit of comparing the actual odds of making your hand against the pot odds you’re receiving.
The odds below are separated into pre-flop and post-flop sections and, while some are essential, some were thrown in for fun.
Preflop Texas Hold’em Odds
Bold text = most common playing decisions and thus most important to commit to memory.
If I recommend that you memorize a vital statistic it will be bolded and you will run into it frequently playing Texas Hold’em. In parenthesis, the probability will be expressed in percentages to the nearest tenth.
These odds won’t really affect your game strategy, but I want it to give you perspective on how rare certain premium cards are. At the same time, realize that many players overvalue random suited cards, which are dealt relatively frequently. However, the odds that these hands will improve are much less.
Probability of being dealt:
- Any pocket pair: 16 to 1 (5.9%)
- Two suited cards: 3.25 to 1 (23.5%)
- A-K (Big slick – suited or offsuit): 81.9 to 1 (0.9%)
- Any single ace: 5.7 to 1 (15%)
- Pocket Aces: 220 to 1 (0.5%)
- Pocket Aces or Kings: 110 to 1 (1%)
Odds of connecting with the Flop in Hold’em
This is where true strategy and comparing pot odds to the actual odds of hitting a better hand come into play. I’ve listed the most essential common situations of what you’re looking to hit on the flop. It’s a wise idea to try to commit the approximate values to memory so you can quickly make pre-flop decisions at the table.
- Hitting another kind of your pocket pair (making a set): 7.5 to 1 (11.8%)
- You will pair at least one of your unpaired hole cards: 2.1 to 1 (32.4%)
- Hitting two or more of your suit when you hold suited cards: 7.5 to 1 (11.8%)
- Hitting a flush on the flop with suited hole cards: 118 to 1 (0.8%)
- You will hit two pair on the flop with unpaired hole cards: 49 to 1 (2%)
Odds On the Flop in Texas Hold’em
The flop is the turning point of a Hold’em hand. This is where you’re going to make your biggest and most expensive decisions. Knowing the odds of improving your hand after the flop is one of the most important things to remember in Hold’em.
These Hold’em odds, combined with the reading of your opponent(s), will entirely shape whether you continue with a drawing hand or how you make it an incorrect play for your opponent(s) to draw out on your made hand. You’ll especially want to protect against this at looser online poker sites like Ignition Poker or Global Poker.
This is especially where “outs” come into your line of thinking and how all of these Texas Hold’em odds are generated. For example, if you have 4 cards to a flush you have 9 outs to make your hand on the turn. There are 13 cards per suit and you have 4 of them.
There are 9 unknown cards left that could complete your flush so you have 9 outs out of 47 total unknown cards (52 cards in the deck – your 2 cards and – 3 more on the flop). This is how Texas Hold’em odds are calculated. Rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent, 9/47 = 19.1, or a 19.1% chance to hit your flush on the turn.
Straight and Flush Draw Odds
Drawing to open-ended straights and flushes, or fear of your opponents doing so, is one of the most common scenarios in Hold’em. Again, compare the following odds to the pot odds you’re receiving in order to calculate if it is correct to continue your draw.
On the flop, when you have:
- Four cards to a flush, you will complete it on the turn: 4.2 to 1 (19.1%)
- An open-ended straight, you will complete it on the turn: 4.9 to 1 (17.9%)
- A set, you will complete a Full House or Four of a Kind on the turn: 5.7 to 1 (14.9%)
- Two pair, you will complete a Full House on the turn: 10.8 to 1 (8.5%)
Odds of hitting a hand by the river from the flop
The following set of odds is the likelihood to complete these hands by the river on the flop, so with 2 cards to come.
On the flop, when you have:
- Four cards to a flush, you will complete it by the river: 1.9 to 1 (35%)
- An open-ended straight, you will complete it by the river: 2.2 to 1 (32%)
- An inside (gutshot) straight draw, you will complete it by the river: 5.1 to 1 (17%)
- Two pair, you will complete at least a Full House by the river: 5 to 1 (17.7%)
- Three of a kind, you will complete at least a Full House by the river: 2 to 1 (33.4%)
- One pair, you will complete at least three of a kind by the river: 10.9 to 1 (8.4%)
- An open-ended straight flush draw, you will complete at least a straight by the river: 0.9 to 1 (54.1%)
- An open-ended straight flush draw, you will complete it by the river: 10.9 to 1 (8.4%)
All-in One-on-One in Texas Hold’em
This comes up most often in tournaments when only two players are involved and one of them is all-in. When all of your money goes in preflop against one opponent no further decisions need to be made and the cards will be dealt to the river to determine a winner.
Preflop matchups when played to showdown:
- Larger pocket pair vs. smaller pocket pair (AA vs. KK): Larger pair is at least an 80% favorite
- Pocket Aces vs. unpaired cards (AA vs. KQ): Pocket Aces are at least an 80% favorite
- Pocket Pair vs. overcards (QQ vs. AK): Pocket pair is at least a 52% favorite (commonly referred to as a coin flip)
- Pocket Pair vs. one overcard (JJ vs. A10): Pocket pair is at least a 66% favorite
- Overcards vs. Undercards (AK vs. Q10): Overcards are at least a 57% favorite
- One overcard (A3 vs. J10): Overcard is at least a 50% favorite
- Better kicker (AK vs. AJ): Better kicker is at least a 70% favorite
Just-for-Fun Texas Hold’em odds
These statistics probably won’t affect your game in the slightest, but it’s interesting to know what some of the extreme odds are in Hold’em.
- If you’re holding a pair, the flop will bring you four of a kind about 1 in 119 tries, or 0.84% of the time.
- The odds are 70.5 to 1 (1.4%) that no one at the table has an Ace or a King at a 10-handed table.
- The odds are 87,897 to 1 (0.01%) that you will not be dealt an Ace or a pair for 50 hands.
- You will be dealt pocket Aces four consecutive times 1 in 2,385,443,281 times. Expressed as a percentage, it will happen 0.00000004% of the time.
More on Hold’em odds
If you’d like to see, on average, how every Texas Hold’em hand plays out long-term against random opponents, you can check out my calculations at the following page. This tells you a hand’s overall strength in relation to every other hand.
No Texas Hold’em probability has much context without comparing it to the odds the pot is giving you.
In no-limit games you should often also consider the implied odds if you feel you have a strong read on a hand.
More Hold’em odds references
- Wikipedia’s formula-based Hold’em odds
- PokerStars with a concise explanation of poker odds
- A math-based look at hand probabilities
- 888Poker Magazine with a good look at pot odds vs. outs
A lifelong poker player who moved online in 2004, Josh founded Beat The Fish in 2005 to help online poker players make more-informed decisions on where to play and how to win once they got there. He hopes to counter the rampant dishonesty in online gaming media with objective reviews and relevant features. Tech nostalgic. Fondly remembers the soup avatar at Doyle’s Room.