Discard all 5 cards.

  The hands listed below are in the same order as they are on the “Discard all 5 cards” page. Below is an explanation of how the discards change the odds. 

 

Four 2, 3, 4

        &

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

 The odds 1 in 23,968 are for throwing away all five cards of which one card is a 2, 3, or 4. The next listing to the right is for throwing away five cards of which two cards are a 2, 3, or 4. It is assumed that the two cards were not a pair or you would have held them. They would have had to be (2-3), (2-4), or (3-4). The reason there is not a list for three cards 2, 3, or 4 is, if you discard three cards from this group and there was not a pair then the three cards had to include a 2, 3, and a 4. You can not catch quad 2, 3, or 4 if you discarded one of each (2-3-4). There is no listing here for discarding zero 2, 3, or 4. This is because in DDB (Double Double Bonus) if you throw away five cards one of the cards must be a 2, 3, or 4. If the discards did not include at least one of these cards you would have had something worth holding and not discarded all five cards.

 

4 Aces w/ 2, 3, 4

 You can discard 1, 2, or 3 of the kicker cards and catch this hand. Of the five discards one of the cards must be 2, 3, or 4. This is because you would not discard a face card. When you discard five cards between 2 and 10 one of the cards must be a 2, 3, or 4 or you would be discarding a 4-card-straight (DDB). 

 

Four 5-k

 Each 2, 3, or 4 that you discard will improve the odds of catching this hand.

 

Royal Flush

 Discarding a 10 eliminates the possibility of catching the RF in that suit.

 

Sequential Royal

 Discarding a 10 eliminates the possibility of catching the RF in that suit.

 

Flush

  When you discard five cards two or three cards must be of the same suit. There would not be four or five of the same suit discarded because you would have held them. The greater the number of discards in the same suit, the lower the odds of catching a flush. The odds of catching a flush are better if your discards include four different suits. The odds of catching a flush are lowest when the discards are two cards of one suit and three cards of another suit. 

 

Straight

 The cards that allow for the greatest number of straights are 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. The more of these cards that you discard the lower the odds are of catching a straight.

 

Straight Flush

Discarding low numbers (2 to 7) of only two suits increases the odds of catching a SF.

Discarding high numbers (5 to 10) of four different suits reduces the odds of catching a SF.

 

The remaining hands listed on the “Discard all 5 cards” page are not affected by any correct discard.

 

 

Return To Home Page