The Rules Of The Straight Hand In Poker

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If you have been eager to enter the world of online poker, then one thing that you must have understood is the role of hand combinations to win a game. Better the hand you are dealt with or create more are the chances of you winning the match. This is exactly why you should be well-versed about the different possibilities you can make. Through this post, we will take you through one particular hand called the Straight. So, read on to find more about the same.

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What is the poker straight hand combination?

The poker straight is one of the highest hand combinations in a game of poker. This hand combination is made up of 5 five which are in a sequence. For example, cards of rank 2 (2), rank 3(3), rank 4 (4), rank 5 (5) and rank 6 (6) combine together to form a straight. The suit of the cards does not matter in this hand combination. The highest possible poker straight is made up of the cards of rank 10 (10), Jack (J), Queen (Q), King (K) and Ace (A). This particular hand combination also goes by the name of Broadway. The lowest possible poker straight is made up of the cards of rank Ace (A), rank 2 (2), rank 3 (3), rank 4 (4) and rank 5 (5). This particular hand combination also goes by the names of the wheel or the bicycle. When talking about the poker straight, the word straight denotes that all 5 cards in that hand combination are in a straight sequence. Although the suit does not matter when looking at the ranking a poker straight, all pokers straights are very different. We can differentiate between different poker straights by looking at the card denominations and card rankings. The higher the card denominations and card rankings in the formed hand, higher will be the value of poker straight.

There are about 10,200 poker straight combinations that can be made by poker players from a standard 52 card deck. There will always be about 10 distinct ranks of a poker straight. This is because if we count the poker straights from the wheel or the bicycle to the Broadway, there are 10 cards with which we can make a poker straight. These starting cards are-

· Ace (A)

· Rank 2 (2)

· Rank 3 (3)

· Rank 4 (4)

· Rank 5 (5)

· Rank 6 (6)

· Rank 7 (7)

· Rank 8 (8)

· Rank 9 (9)

· Rank 10 (10)

Order of poker straights

The 10 distinct poker straights in hierarchical order form the highest to the lowest are-

· Ace, King, Queen Jack, Rank 10- A K Q J 10

· King, Queen, Jack, Rank 10, Rank 9- K Q J 10 9

· Queen, Jack, Rank 10, Rank 9, Rank 8- Q J 10 9 8

· Jack, Rank 10, Rank 9, Rank 8, Rank 7- J 10 9 8 7

· Rank 10, Rank 9, Rank 8, Rank 7, Rank 6- 10 9 8 7 6

· Rank 9, Rank 8, Rank 7, Rank 6, Rank 5- 9 8 7 6 5

· Rank 8, Rank 7, Rank 6, Rank 5, Rank 4- 8 7 6 5 4

· Rank 7, Rank 6, Rank 5, Rank 4, Rank 3- 7 6 5 4 3

· Rank 6, Rank 5, Rank 4, Rank 3, Rank2- 6 5 4 3 2

· Rank 5, Rank 4, Rank 3, Rank 2, Ace- 5 4 3 2 A

The strength of a poker straight is determined by its highest card and then its second highest card and so on.

When we try to compare a poker straight to all the other hand combinations, we notice that the poker straight is the fifth highest hand combination. The poker straight comes right under the flush and right above the three of a kind. The flush, in poker, is the hand combination that ranks fourth. All 5 cards are expected to have the same suit in this hand combination. A hand combination consisting, for example, of cards of rank 10, rank 4, rank 8, rank 2 and rank 7, all spades, is called a flush. The three of a kind, in poker, is the hand combination that ranks 7th. In this combination of hands, 3 out of 5 cards are expected to have the same rank. The suit does not matter in this combination of hands. For instance, a hand combination consisting of rank 5, rank 5, rank 5, rank 2 and rank 8 cards is recognized as a Three of a Kind.

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Probability of drawing a Poker Straight

The poker straight can be used in any kind of poker. The most famous poker games in which the poker straight is used are Texas Hold’em and Omaha Poker. There are four kinds of probabilities that can be looked up when talking about the poker straight in Texas Hold’em and Omaha Poker. These are as follows:

Texas Hold’em Poker Probabilities

Pre-Flop

0.39%

This is based on 5 random cards drawn from a standard 52 card deck. This is excluding royal flushes and straight flushes.

Flop

1.30%

This is based on holding 2 connector cards between Jack and a card of rank 10 and between rank 5 to rank 4.

Turn

16.90%

This is based on an open-ended straight draw on the flop.

River

17.20%

This is based on an open-ended straight draw.

Pot Limit Omaha Poker Probabilities

Pre-Flop

0.39%

This is based on 5 random cards drawn from a standard 52 card deck. This is excluding royal flushes and straight flushes.

Flop

4.90%

This is based on holding 4 cards in order. These 4 cards are supposed to be between ranks 4 to 7 and ranks 8 to J.

Turn

17.78%

This is based on an open-ended straight draw, 8 outs.

 

20%

This is based on an inside Broadway draw, 9 outs.

 

26.67%

This is based on a 12 out straight draw, 12 outs.

 

28.89%

This is based on a 13 card wrap draw, 13 outs.

 

37.78%

This is based on a 17 card wrap draw, 17 outs.

 

44.44%

This is based on a 20 card wrap draw, 20 outs.

River

18.18%

This is based on an open-ended straight draw, 8 outs.

 

20.45%

This is based on an inside Broadway draw, 9 outs.

 

27.27%

This is based on a 12 out straight draw, 12 outs.

 

29.55%

This is based on a 13 card wrap draw, 13 outs.

 

38.63%

This is based on a 17 card wrap draw, 17 outs.

 

45.45%

This is based on a 20 card wrap draw, 20 outs.

With this, you know have enough information to use the poker straight wisely while playing a game. Download the GetMega app now and register yourself in any of the contests to stand a chance of winning big money. You can play with your friends and with other players from around the world.

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