Every hand in five card draw poker has a certain probability. This is the chance for the next hand to be drawn to be a certain hand.
After you start playing five card draw poker, you are dealt five cards. Using probability and odds, you can have a better idea about what card ranking your hand is situated in, about the odds for reaching that hand, about whether to bluff or not, and other valuable information that can improve your five card draw poker strategy. For example, if you know that the odds for getting a flush or better is 1 in 273, it might convince you to go with this hand, and bet more on that hand.
|Type of Received Hand||Odds That You Get This Hand|
|One Pair or Higher||1 in 2|
|Pair of Jacks or Higher||1 in 5|
|Pair Aces or Higher||1 in 9|
|Two Pair or Higher||1 in 13|
|Three of a Kind or Higher||1 in 35|
|Straight or Higher||1 in 275|
|Full House or Higher||1 in 600|
|Four of a Kind or Higher||1 in 4,000|
|Straigh Flush||1 in 65,000|
Remember this table and use it during your five card draw game. It will allow you to play the game of poker with the knowledge about making the right move and betting correctly. For example, you can see that half of the deals in five card draw will be one pair or higher.
Michael Orwell - Editorial Board