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12-03-2003, 03:09 PM
In Hold'em, how much more likely are you to get a straight if your cards are consecutive rank, as opposed to one gap or two gaps?

Thx - Eric

12-03-2003, 04:18 PM
The best way to think about this is to consider which three
card combinations can occur on the board that yields a
straight. Clearly, with an AK only a QJT combination will
fit the bill whereas with JT, one of AKQ, KQ9, Q98, 987 so
there are four combinations here.

For one gappers then, there can be at most 3 combinations
and for two gappers only at most two and for three gappers
obviously one. Of course, sometimes a one gapper can only
have one such combination: e.g., AQ.

Hope this clarifies everything.