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7 Card Poker Probability/Statistics

Here is the probability of getting the various hands in poker from a 7 card hand. In this variant of the game (used in the popular Texas Hold'Em and 7-Card Stud) you are able to pick the 5 best cards from the 7 cards presented. The following shows the probability of getting a particular hand and also the accumulative total of getting that hand or better.

Hand NameProbabilityAccumulative
Straight Flush0.0311%0.0311%
Four of a Kind0.1681%0.1992%
Full House2.5961%2.7953%
Three of a Kind4.8299%15.27%
Two Pairs23.4955%38.7655%
Single Pair43.8225%82.5881%
High Card17.4119%100%
Total Possibilities133784560

As you can see, compared to a 5 card poker hand it is much easier to get a good hard. The probability of getting two pair or better is 38.7655%, almost a 2 to 5 chance. You can also see that ending up with just a high card is only 17.4119%.

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