View Full Version : How to calculate hand potential?

10-13-2005, 03:14 PM
Please, how do I calculate hand potential. Example:
Ac As what's the hand potential (to catch 2 pairs, trip, etc.)
Also, how to calculate hand potential after flop and turn.
Thanks in advance.

10-13-2005, 03:56 PM
In general, to find the probability of certain outcomes, you have to follow these steps:

1) Find the number of flops/boards that contain that outcome, and

2) Divide that by the total number of flops/boards.

For example, let's say you want to find the probability of flopping a set, full house, or four of a kind given that you have been dealt AA. The number of flops with a single ace is:

C(2,1) * C(48,2) = 2256

The number of flops with two aces is:

C(2,2) * C(48,1) = 48

The total number of flops is:

C(50, 3) = 19600

So, the probability of flopping a set, full house, or four of a kind is (2256 + 48)/19600 = 0.1176 or 11.76%.

If you need more information on combinations (C(x, y) is the number of ways to choose y objects out of x objects) try searching on Google.

Hope that helps.

10-13-2005, 04:05 PM
If you're less concerned about actually knowing how to calculate them and more concerned about simply knowing them, check out the appendices of Brunson's SuperSystem. They include the probabilities for all of the questions cited in your original posting.

10-13-2005, 04:44 PM
thanks for help. My question is answered.