HOLD 1 CARD

 

STRAIGHT

Hold an Ace or Jack

There are only 2 straights possible using an Ace. They are A,2,3,4,5, and 10,J,Q,K,A.

There are 4 possible straights using a Jack.

This is why the odds of catching a straight are better when holding a jack.

 

FLUSH

Hold an Ace or Jack

The odds of catching a flush are not the same for an Ace and a Jack.

There are 2 flush hands with an Ace that are a higher value and not counted as a flush. A,2,3,4,5 (SF), and 10,J,Q,K,A (RF).

There are 4 flush hands with a Jack that are a higher value and not counted as a flush. 7,8,9,10,J (SF) 8,9,10,J,Q (SF) 9,10,J,Q,K (SF) and 10,J.Q,K,A (RF).

There are more ways to use the Jack for higher value hands. This results in more penalty cards for the Jack.

 

Four 2,3,4 w/1,2,3,4

Hold 1 Ace (no penalty).

The odds reflect catching quad 2,3, or 4 with an ace kicker and (no penalty) assumes that none of the 4 discards were a 2,3, or 4.

Hold 1 Ace (1 penalty).

This hand assumes that 1 of the discards was a 2,3, or 4.

 

4 aces w/ 2,3,4

Hold 1 Ace (no penalty).

The odds reflect catching quad aces with a 2,3, or 4 kicker and assumes that none of the 4 discards were a 2,3,or 4.

Hold 1 Ace (1 penalty).

The odds reflect catching quad aces with a 2,3, or 4 kicker and assumes that one of the 4 discards were a 2,3,or 4.