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On this site you can find all possible combinations of preflop hands that can occur in Texas Hold'em Poker. As a bonus you will also learn the nicknames of the different hands.

The hands are ranked from #1 to #169, where #1 is the best. This ranking is applicable when the poker table is full ring (9-10 people). The ranking is based on computer calculation results with all the players staying to the river card. It is not applicable to any real play.
If the hand is named XXs then it means the hand is suited, if XXo then the hand is off suit.


#1
AA


Pocket Rockets
American Airlines
The Hand
Bullets
Rocky Mountains

#2
KK


Cowboys
Kamikaze
King Kong
Cold Turkey
Kangaroos

#3
QQ

Hilton Sisters
Ladies
West Hollywood
The Bitches
The Witches
Double Date
4 Tits
Flower Girls

#4
AKs


Big Slick in a suit
Anna Kournikova
Santa Barbara
Mike Haven

#5
JJ


Jokers
Brothers
Hooks
Jackson Hole
SHIP
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#6
AQs


Big Chick
Little Slick
Anthony & Cleopatra

#7
KQs


Mamas and Papas
Newlyweds
Marriage
Royal Couple
Parents

#8
AJs


Ajax
Black Jack
Jack Ass
J-birds

#9
KJs


Kojak
King John
Hary Potter
Bachelor's Hand
Tucson Monster

#10
TT


TinTin
Tension
Twenty Miles

#11
AKo


Big Slick
Anna Kournikova

#12
ATs


Johnny Moss
Bookends

#13
QJs


Oedipus
Maverick

#14
KTs


Katie
Big Al

#15
QTs


Quint
Varkony
Gratitude
Greyhound

#16
JTs


Morgan

#17
99


Wayne Gretzky
German Virgin
Popeye's
Phil Hellmuth

#18
AQo


Big Chick
Little slick

#19
A9s


Rounders Hand
Driving the Truck

#20
KQo


Mixed Marriage
Othello

#21
88


Snowmen
Little Oldsmobile
Two Fat Ladies
Catnuts

#22
K9s


Canine
Pair of Dogs
Turner & Hooch
Pedigree
Fido
Sawmill

#23
T9s


Count Down

#24
A8s


Dead Mans Hand

#25
Q9s


Quinine

#26
J9s


Jeanine

#27
AJo


Ace Jack-off

#28
A5s


High Five

#29
77


Buggy Tops
Saturn
Sunset Strip
Hockey Sticks
Mullets
Walking Sticks

#30
A7s


Red Baron

#31
KJo


Kojak
King John
Jack-King-off
Harry Potter

#32
A4s


Sharp Tops
Amen
Tranny's

#33
A3s


Ash Tray
Baskin Robbins

#34
A6s


Mile High

#35
QJo


Maverick
Fred & Ethel

#36
66


Route 66
Kicks

#37
K8s


The Feast
Kokomo

#38
T8s


Tetris
Tenaciously

#39
A2s


Hunting Season
Arizona
Acey-Deucy

#40
98s


Oldsmobile

#41
J8s


Jeffrey Dalmer

#42
ATo


Bookends

#43
Q8s


Kuwait

#44
K7s


King Salmon
Kevin

#45
KTo


Katie
Woodcutter

#46
55

Presto
Double Nickels
Speed Limit
Sammy

#47
JTo


Morgan

#48
87s


RPM
Tahoe

#49
QTo


Quint
Greyhound

#50
44


Robert Varkonyi
Quint
Magnum
Colt 44
Sail Boats
Diana Dors

#51
33

Crabs
City Parks

#52
22

Quackers
Pocket Swans
Ducks
Barely Legal
The Strippers

#53
K6s


The Concubine

#54
97s


Grapefruit

#55
K5s


King of Nickels

#56
76s


America
Union Oil

#57
T7s


The Bowling Hand
Split

#58
K4s


Fork

#59
K3s


King Crab
Sizzler
Commander Crab

#60
K2s


White Men Can't Jump

#61
Q7s


Computer Hand

#62
86s


Eubie
Maxwell Smart

#63
65s


Ken Warren

#64
J7s


Dice Hand

#65
54s


Colt

#66
Q6s


#67
75s


Heinz 57 Sauce

#68
96s


Overtime
Soixante Neuf

#69
Q5s


Granny Mae (if spades)

#70
64s


Revolution
The Rabbit

#71
Q4s


#72
Q3s


Bitch with Crabs
Gay Waiter

#73
T9o


Countdown

#74
T6s

Driver's License

#75
Q2s

Windsor Waiter

#76
A9o

Jesus
Chris Ferguson

#77
53s

#78
85s

Finky Dink

#79
J6s

Jack Sikma

#80
J9o

Emergency
9-11

#81
K9o

Sawmill

#82
J5s

Jackson Five
Motown

#83
Q9o

Quinine

#84
43s

Waltz Time

#85
74s

Barn Owl

#86
J4s

Done Hand
Jermaine
Flat Tire

#87
J3s

J-Lo
Bird Table

#88
95s

Dolly Parton
Hard Working

#89
J2s

The Jew

#90
63s

JFK
Three Dozen

#91
A8o

Dead Man's Hand

#92
52s

Two Bits
Quarter

#93
T5s

Dimestore
Woolworth
Five and Dime

#94
84s

Big Brother
George Orwell

#95
T4s

Roger That
Over and Out
Convoy
The Good Buddy

#96
T3s

#97
42s

The Answer
Lumberjack

#98
T2s

Texas Dolly
Terminator II

#99
98o

Oldsmobile

#100
T8o

Tetris

#101
A5o

High Five

#102
A7o

Red Baron

#103
73s

Dutch Waiter
Swedish Busboy

#104
A4o

Crashing Airlines

#105
32s

Hooter Hand
Jordan

#106
94s

San Fransisco

#107
93s

Jack Benny

#108
J8o

Jeffery Dalmer

#109
A3o

Baskin Robbins
Ash Tray

#110
62s

#111
92s

Twiggy

#112
K8o

The Feast
Dr Spoon
Kokomo

#113
A6o

Mile High

#114
87o

Tahoe

#115
Q8o

Kuwait

#116
83s

Raquel Welch

#117
A2o

Arizona
Big Balls
Hunting Season

#118
82s

Fat Lady and a Duck

#119
97o

Grapefruit

#120
72s

Beer Hand

#121
76o

Union Oil

#122
K7o

King Salmon

#123
65o

Ken Warren

#124
T7o

Split

#125
K6o

The Concubine

#126
86o

Maxwell Smart

#127
54o

Colt 45
Jesse James
Jane Russell

#128
K5o

Rotten Cowboy

#129
J7o

Dice

#130
75o

Filipino Slick
Heinz

#131
Q7o

Computer Hand

#132
K4o

Fork

#133
K3o

Commander Crab
King Crab

#134
96o

Percy

#135
K2o

Big Fritz

#136
64o

The Question

#137
Q6o

#138
53o

Bully Johnson

#139
85o

The Scag

#140
T6o

Sweet Sixteen

#141
Q5o

#142
43o

Waltz Time

#143
Q4o

#144
Q3o

Gay Waiter

#145
74o

Cambodian Slick

#146
Q2o

The Vesty

#147
J6o

Jack Sikma

#148
63o

JFK
Blocky

#149
J5o

Jackson Five

#150
95o

Dolly Parton

#151
52o

Quarter

#152
J4o

Kid Grenade

#153
J3o

Fortran

Georgia lottery pick 3. #154
42o

The Answer

#155
J2o

Bennifer

#156
84o

Big Brother

#157
T5o

Nickels and Dimes

#158
T4o

CB Hand
Roger That

#159
32o

Big Gulp
Hooter Hand
Mississippi Slick
Can of Corn

#160
T3o

#161
73o

Rusty Trombone

#162
T2o

Texas Dolly

#163
62o

Bed & Breakfast

#164
94o

Joe Montana Banana

#165
93o

Jack Benny

#166
92o

Montana Banana
Twiggy

#167
83o

Suzanna Banana
Sven
Raquel Welch

#168
82o

Sixty Nine

#169
72o

Death
The Big Man Hand
The Hammer

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In this video I'll tell you everything you need to know to enjoy your journey into the fascinating world of poker together with your team.In case, you find t. In Texas Hold’em, for example, each player holds two cards, and there are five community cards when all cards are dealt. Each player can use one, two, or even none of his hole cards in combination with the community cards to form the best possible hand. These Texas Holdem hands are compared using a hand ranking system that is standard across all.

A pair of aces is the best pre-flop hand in Texas Hold'em Poker

In the poker game of Texas hold 'em, a starting hand consists of two hole cards, which belong solely to the player and remain hidden from the other players. Five community cards are also dealt into play. Betting begins before any of the community cards are exposed, and continues throughout the hand. The player's 'playing hand', which will be compared against that of each competing player, is the best 5-card poker hand available from his two hole cards and the five community cards. Unless otherwise specified, here the term hand applies to the player's two hole cards, or starting hand.

Essentials[edit]

There are 1326 distinct possible combinations of two hole cards from a standard 52-card deck in hold 'em, but since suits have no relative value in this poker variant, many of these hands are identical in value before the flop. For example, AJ and AJ are identical in value, because each is a hand consisting of an ace and a jack of the same suit.

Therefore, there are 169 non-equivalent starting hands in hold 'em, which is the sum total of : 13 pocket pairs, 13 × 12 / 2 = 78 suited hands and 78 unsuited hands (13 + 78 + 78 = 169).

Rank Of Hands Texas Holdem

These 169 hands are not equally likely. Hold 'em hands are sometimes classified as having one of three 'shapes':


  • Pairs, (or 'pocket pairs'), which consist of two cards of the same rank (e.g. 99). One hand in 17 will be a pair, each occurring with individual probability 1/221 (P(pair) = 3/51 = 1/17).
Alternative means of making this calculation
First Step
As confirmed above.
There are 1326 possible combination of opening hand.
Second Step
There are 6 different combos of each pair. 9h9c, 9h9s, 9h9d, 9c9s, 9c9d, 9d9s. Therefore, there are 78 possible combinations of pocket pairs (6 multiplied by 13 i.e. 22-AA)
To calculate the odds of being dealt a pair
78 (the number of any particular pair being dealt. As above) divided by 1326 (possible opening hands)
78/1326 = 0.058 or 5.8%


  • Suited hands, which contain two cards of the same suit (e.g. A6). 23.5% of all starting hands are suited.

Probability of first card is 1.0 (any of the 52 cards)Probability of second hand suit matching the first:There are 13 cards per suit, and one is in your hand leaving 12 remaining of the 51 cards remaining in the deck. 12/51=.2353 or 23.5%


  • Offsuit hands, which contain two cards of a different suit and rank (e.g. KJ). 70.6% of all hands are offsuit hands

Offsuit pairs = 78Other offsuit hands = 936

It is typical to abbreviate suited hands in hold 'em by affixing an 's' to the hand, as well as to abbreviate non-suited hands with an 'o' (for offsuit). That is,

QQ represents any pair of queens,
KQ represents any king and queen,
AKo represents any ace and king of different suits, and
JTs represents any jack and ten of the same suit.

Limit hand rankings[edit]

Some notable theorists and players have created systems to rank the value of starting hands in limit Texas hold'em. These rankings do not apply to no limit play.

Sklansky hand groups[edit]

David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth[1] assigned in 1999 each hand to a group, and proposed all hands in the group could normally be played similarly. Stronger starting hands are identified by a lower number. Hands without a number are the weakest starting hands. As a general rule, books on Texas hold'em present hand strengths starting with the assumption of a nine or ten person table. The table below illustrates the concept:

Chen formula[edit]

Poker Hands Order Chart

The 'Chen Formula' is a way to compute the 'power ratings' of starting hands that was originally developed by Bill Chen.[2]

Highest Card
Based on the highest card, assign points as follows:
Ace = 10 points, K = 8 points, Q = 7 points, J = 6 points.
10 through 2, half of face value (10 = 5 points, 9 = 4.5 points, etc.)
Pairs
For pairs, multiply the points by 2 (AA=20, KK=16, etc.), with a minimum of 5 points for any pair. 55 is given an extra point (i.e., 6).
Suited
Add 2 points for suited cards.
Closeness
Subtract 1 point for 1 gappers (AQ, J9)
2 points for 2 gappers (J8, AJ).
4 points for 3 gappers (J7, 73).
5 points for larger gappers, including A2 A3 A4
Add an extra point if connected or 1-gap and your highest card is lower than Q (since you then can make all higher straights)

Phil Hellmuth's: 'Play Poker Like the Pros'[edit]

Phil Hellmuth's 'Play Poker Like the Pros' book published in 2003.

TierHandsCategory
1AA, KK, AKs, QQ, AKTop 12 Hands
2JJ, TT, 99
388, 77, AQs, AQ
466, 55, 44, 33, 22, AJs, ATs, A9s, A8sMajority Play Hands
5A7s, A6s, A5s, A4s, A3s, A2s, KQs, KQ
6QJs, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, 65sSuited Connectors

Statistics based on real online play[edit]

Best Poker Hands

Statistics based on real play with their associated actual value in real bets.[3]

Texas Holdem Chart

TierHandsExpected Value
1AA, KK, QQ, JJ, AKs2.32 - 0.78
2AQs, TT, AK, AJs, KQs, 990.59 - 0.38
3ATs, AQ, KJs, 88, KTs, QJs0.32 - 0.20
4A9s, AJ, QTs, KQ, 77, JTs0.19 - 0.15
5A8s, K9s, AT, A5s, A7s0.10 - 0.08
6KJ, 66, T9s, A4s, Q9s0.08 - 0.05
7J9s, QJ, A6s, 55, A3s, K8s, KT0.04 - 0.01
898s, T8s, K7s, A2s0.00
987s, QT, Q8s, 44, A9, J8s, 76s, JT(-) 0.02 - 0.03

Nicknames for starting hands[edit]

In poker communities, it is common for hole cards to be given nicknames. While most combinations have a nickname, stronger handed nicknames are generally more recognized, the most notable probably being the 'Big Slick' - Ace and King of the same suit, although an Ace-King of any suit combination is less occasionally referred to as an Anna Kournikova, derived from the initials AK and because it 'looks really good but rarely wins.'[4][5] Hands can be named according to their shapes (e.g., paired aces look like 'rockets', paired jacks look like 'fish hooks'); a historic event (e.g., A's and 8's - dead man's hand, representing the hand held by Wild Bill Hickok when he was fatally shot in the back by Jack McCall in 1876); many other reasons like animal names, alliteration and rhyming are also used in nicknames.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth (1999). Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players. Two Plus Two Publications. ISBN1-880685-22-1
  2. ^Hold'em Excellence: From Beginner to Winner by Lou Krieger, Chapter 5, pages 39 - 43, Second Edition
  3. ^http://www.pokerroom.com/poker/poker-school/ev-stats/total-stats-by-card/[dead link]
  4. ^Aspden, Peter (2007-05-19). 'FT Weekend Magazine - Non-fiction: Stakes and chips Las Vegas and the internet have helped poker become the biggest game in town'. Financial Times. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  5. ^Martain, Tim (2007-07-15). 'A little luck helps out'. Sunday Tasmanian. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
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