What is the probability of getting a Non-Face Card in Poker?

What is the probability of getting a Non-Face Card in Poker?

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Poker, a popular card game, is played mostly in North America. It is played in houses, casinos, and even on the internet. Poker is known to be the national game of the United States. However, it has now become an international game and is enjoyed in almost every country in the world.

Thanks to the internet, you can now play different online poker games while sitting at your comfortable couch.

Poker is a game which is played with a normal deck of 52 cards. It requires a good set of skills to be a pro at it. Bets are made by the players according to their poker hand and the best hand at the end of the game wins the pot. As said before, it is a game of skills that requires you to predict the variance and understand the probability of things happening in a certain way.

In this article, we talk about the probability of getting a non-face card in poker and how such a card can influence the possibility of getting a certain hand.

What is a non-face card?

In the deck of playing cards, the cards that depict a person are called face cards or picture cards. These faces represent a king, a queen and a jack, and hence have been named that way. The deck also contains one or more jokers, and these too are not considered to be face cards.

Those cards which do not depict any person have been assigned another term, that is, non-face cards.  Other than the 12 face cards containing king, queen and jack of all suits, all the remaining cards in the deck are non-face cards.

Probability of getting a non-face card in poker

The poker hands are created with the help of cards. A poker hand refers to the five cards held in a game of poker. There are around 9 different ways in which poker hands can be created ranging from a single pair to a royal flush.

We have 52-12=40 cards in total which are non-faced in a deck of cards. Therefore, the probability of getting a non-face card among a deck of 52 cards will be 40/52 =0.76. Since, the number of face cards in the deck is less than the number of non-face cards, therefore, the chances of getting a face-card will be less than the probability of getting a non-face card.

What poker hands can be created with a non-face card?

A Single Pair: This hand has a pattern AABCD where A, B, C and D are from the distinct kinds of cards - aces, twos, threes, tens, jacks, queens, kings (13 cards of each suite). This hand has a probability of 0.422569.

Two Pair:  The pattern is AABBC where A, B, C and D are from distinct kinds. The probability of this hand is 0.047539.

A Triple: The pattern is AAABC where A, B and C are of distinct kinds. The probability is 0.021128.

A Full House: It has a pattern AAABB where A and B are of distinct kinds. The probability is 0.001441.

Four of a Kind: The pattern of this hand is AAAAB. The probability is 0.000240.

A Straight: This hand follows a five card sequence with aces allowed to be either 1 or 13 and with the cards allowed to be of the same suit. The probability is 0.003940.

A Flush: Here, all the five cards are from the same suit. The probability of this hand is approximately 0.00198079.

A Straight Flush: All the five cards are from the same suit and they form a straight. Their probability is 0.0000153908.

A Royal Flush: This hand comprises a ten, jack, queen, king and ace of one suit. The number of such hands is four and the probability is 0.00000153908.

Poker is a really fantastic game. If you are at some boring social event, on a long train ride, at the office or in line for a concert, you can try this awesome game online. No one walks outside with all the sets of cards and tables in their pockets. That’s why the online platforms are created to let you enjoy the game.

We have highlighted some main points of the game. Going through the above article will help you in becoming a better player. So, next when you sit to have a game of poker, you might sound like a pro and identify the best combinations very easily. Download GetMega Poker app now to get started with a line of online poker games available for you.

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