# Video Poker Strategy Calculator

## Introduction

The following table shows the results when following perfect strategy (basic strategy and all of the exceptions):

Perfect Strategy Analysis
HandPayoffCombinationsProbabilityHit FrequencyVarianceReturn
Royal Flush800495,244,4760.00002540,249.2715.860.019876
Straight Flush502,113,095,3600.0001069,433.190.250.005300
Four Aces803,903,811,9320.0001965,106.091.220.015668
Four J's, Q's, K's4011,700,286,5840.0005871,703.650.890.023479
Four 2's through 10's2531,500,020,8320.001580632.800.910.039507
Full House8229,529,928,8520.01151586.840.570.092120
Flush5216,478,112,4240.01086092.080.170.054301
Straight4223,486,509,8280.01121289.190.100.044847
Three of a Kind31,484,505,645,0360.07447413.430.300.223422
Two Pair22,577,731,083,7400.1293187.730.130.258637
Jacks or Better14,293,595,533,1320.2153994.640.000.215399
Nothing010,858,191,245,0040.5447281.840.540.000000
Totals19,933,230,517,2001.0000002.2020.950.992555

The following table shows the results when following basic strategy only (not its exceptions):

Basic Strategy Analysis
HandPayoffCombinationsProbabilityHit FrequencyVarianceReturn
Royal Flush800492,283,1520.00002540,491.3915.770.019757
Straight Flush502,093,114,2920.0001059,523.240.250.005250
Four Aces803,906,600,9120.0001965,102.451.220.015679
Four J's, Q's, K's4011,707,858,3680.0005871,702.550.890.023494
Four 2's through 10's2531,498,421,7480.001580632.830.910.039505
Full House8229,562,343,9720.01151786.830.570.092133
Flush5215,739,980,6160.01082392.390.170.054116
Straight4222,967,670,7960.01118689.400.100.044743
Three of a Kind31,484,841,065,6760.07449113.420.300.223472
Two Pair22,578,159,074,7800.1293407.730.130.258680
Jacks or Better14,299,761,018,9880.2157084.640.000.215708
Nothing010,852,501,083,9000.5444431.840.540.000000
Totals19,933,230,517,2001.0000002.2020.850.992536

The following table shows the basic strategy:

Basic Strategy
Type of Play Play Details
Pat HandFull House; Straight Flush; Royal Flush
4 of a Kind
(more)2222; 3333; 4444; 5555; 6666; 7777; 8888; 9999; TTTT; JJJJ; QQQQ; KKKK...
4 to a Royal FlushTJQA; TJQK; TJKA; TQKA; JQKA
3 of a Kind222; 333; 444; 555; 666; 777; 888; 999; TTT; JJJ; QQQ; KKK; AAA
Pat HandStraight; Flush
2 Pair
(more)2233; 2244; 2255; 2266; 2277; 2288; 2299; 22TT; 22JJ; 22QQ; 22KK; 22AA...
4 to a Straight Flush
(more)A234; A235; A245; A345; 2345; 2346; 2356; 2456; 3456; 3457; 3467; 3567...
1 PairJJ; QQ; KK; AA
3 to a Royal FlushTJA; TJQ; TJK; TQA; TQK; TKA; JQA; JQK; JKA; QKA
4 to a Flush
(more)2347; 2348; 2349; 234T; 234J; 234Q; 234K; 2357; 2358; 2359; 235T; 235J...
4 to a StraightTJQK
1 Pair22; 33; 44; 55; 66; 77; 88; 99; TT
4 to a Straight2345; 3456; 4567; 5678; 6789; 789T; 89TJ; 9TJQ
3 to a Straight Flush8TJ; 8JQ; 9TJ; 9TQ; 9JQ
4 to a StraightJQKA
3 to a Straight Flush9JK; 9QK
2 to a Royal FlushJA; JQ; JK; QK
3 to a Straight Flush456; 567; 678; 789; 89J
2 to a Royal FlushQA
3 to a Straight Flush89T
2 to a Royal FlushKA
3 to a Straight Flush345
4 to a Straight9JQK; TJQA; TJKA; TQKA
3 to a StraightJQK
2 to a StraightJQ
3 to a Straight FlushA23; A24; A25; A34; A35; A45; 689; 78J; 79J; 7TJ; 89Q; 8TQ; 9TK
2 to a StraightJK; QK
2 to a Royal FlushTJ
2 to a StraightJA; QA; KA
Single Cardan Ace
3 to a Straight Flush234; 235; 245; 346; 356; 457; 467; 568; 578; 679; 78T; 79T
2 to a Royal FlushTQ
Single Carda Jack; a Queen; a King
3 to a Straight Flush236; 246; 256; 347; 357; 367; 458; 468; 478; 569; 579; 589; 67T; 68T; 69T
GarbageDiscard everything

The following table shows the exceptions to the basic strategy:

Basic Strategy Exceptions
Right Play Wrong Play Pattern(s)
2 to a Royal Flush: TKSingle Card: a King
(more)2♣ 3♣ 4♦ 10♥ K♥
2 to a Royal Flush: TJ2 to a Straight: JK
(more)2♣ 3♣ 10♦ J♦ K♣
2 to a Straight: JA2 to a Royal Flush: TJ
(more)2♣ 7♦ 10♣ J♣ A♦
2 to a Royal Flush: JQ3 to a Straight Flush: 8JQ
(more)2♣ 8♦ 9♣ J♦ Q♦
3 to a Straight Flush: 7TJ2 to a Straight: JQ
(more)2♣ 7♦ 10♦ J♦ Q♣
Single Card: a Queen2 to a Royal Flush: TQ
(more)2♣ 8♦ 9♦ 10♣ Q♣
3 to a Straight Flush: 78TSingle Card: an Ace
(more)2♣ 7♦ 8♦ 10♦ A♣
3 to a Straight Flush: 79TSingle Card: an Ace
(more)2♣ 7♦ 9♦ 10♦ A♣
3 to a Straight Flush: 346Single Card: an Ace
(more)2♣ 3♦ 4♦ 6♦ A♣
3 to a Straight Flush: 356Single Card: an Ace
(more)2♣ 3♦ 5♦ 6♦ A♣
3 to a Straight Flush: 457Single Card: an Ace
(more)2♣ 4♦ 5♦ 7♦ A♣
3 to a Straight Flush: 467Single Card: an Ace
(more)2♣ 4♦ 6♦ 7♦ A♣
3 to a Straight Flush: 568Single Card: an Ace
(more)2♣ 5♦ 6♦ 8♦ A♣
3 to a Straight Flush: 578Single Card: an Ace
(more)2♣ 5♦ 7♦ 8♦ A♣
3 to a Straight Flush: 679Single Card: an Ace
(more)2♣ 6♦ 7♦ 9♦ A♣
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 346
(more)2♣ 3♦ 4♦ 6♦ J♣
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 356
(more)2♣ 3♦ 5♦ 6♦ J♣
2 to a Straight: JK3 to a Straight Flush: 78J
(more)7♣ 8♣ 9♦ J♣ K♦
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 457
(more)3♣ 4♦ 5♦ 7♦ J♣
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 467
(more)3♣ 4♦ 6♦ 7♦ J♣
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 568
(more)4♣ 5♦ 6♦ 8♦ J♣
3 to a Straight Flush: 234Single Card: an Ace
(more)2♣ 3♣ 4♣ 7♦ A♦
3 to a Straight Flush: 235Single Card: an Ace
(more)2♣ 3♣ 5♣ 7♦ A♦
3 to a Straight Flush: 245Single Card: an Ace
(more)2♣ 4♣ 5♣ 7♦ A♦
Single Card: a Queen3 to a Straight Flush: 346
(more)2♣ 3♦ 4♦ 6♦ Q♥
Single Card: a Queen3 to a Straight Flush: 356
(more)2♣ 3♦ 5♦ 6♦ Q♥
Single Card: a Queen3 to a Straight Flush: 457
(more)3♣ 4♦ 5♦ 7♦ Q♥
Single Card: a Queen3 to a Straight Flush: 467
(more)3♣ 4♦ 6♦ 7♦ Q♥
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 578
(more)4♣ 5♦ 7♦ 8♦ J♥
Single Card: an Ace3 to a Straight Flush: 689
(more)5♣ 6♦ 8♦ 9♦ A♥
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 234
(more)2♣ 3♣ 4♣ 6♦ J♦
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 235
(more)2♣ 3♣ 5♣ 6♦ J♦
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 245
(more)2♣ 4♣ 5♣ 6♦ J♦
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 78T
(more)6♣ 7♦ 8♦ 10♦ J♣
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 79T
(more)6♣ 7♦ 9♦ 10♦ J♣
2 to a Straight: JK3 to a Straight Flush: 79J
(more)7♣ 8♦ 9♣ J♣ K♦
2 to a Straight: JK3 to a Straight Flush: 7TJ
(more)7♣ 8♦ 10♣ J♣ K♦
3 to a Straight Flush: 78J2 to a Straight: JQ7♣ 8♣ J♣ Q♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 79J2 to a Straight: JQ7♣ 9♣ J♣ Q♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 6792 to a Straight: JK6♣ 7♣ 9♣ J♦ K♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 6792 to a Straight: QK6♣ 7♣ 9♣ Q♦ K♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 78T2 to a Straight: QK7♣ 8♣ 10♣ Q♦ K♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 79T2 to a Straight: QK7♣ 9♣ 10♣ Q♦ K♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 3462 to a Straight: JA3♣ 4♣ 6♣ J♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 3562 to a Straight: JA3♣ 5♣ 6♣ J♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 4572 to a Straight: JA4♣ 5♣ 7♣ J♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 4672 to a Straight: JA4♣ 6♣ 7♣ J♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 5682 to a Straight: JA5♣ 6♣ 8♣ J♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 5782 to a Straight: JA5♣ 7♣ 8♣ J♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 6792 to a Straight: JA6♣ 7♣ 9♣ J♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 78T2 to a Straight: JA7♣ 8♣ 10♣ J♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 79T2 to a Straight: JA7♣ 9♣ 10♣ J♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 3462 to a Straight: QA3♣ 4♣ 6♣ Q♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 3562 to a Straight: QA3♣ 5♣ 6♣ Q♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 4572 to a Straight: QA4♣ 5♣ 7♣ Q♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 4672 to a Straight: QA4♣ 6♣ 7♣ Q♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 5682 to a Straight: QA5♣ 6♣ 8♣ Q♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 5782 to a Straight: QA5♣ 7♣ 8♣ Q♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 6792 to a Straight: QA6♣ 7♣ 9♣ Q♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 78T2 to a Straight: QA7♣ 8♣ 10♣ Q♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 79T2 to a Straight: QA7♣ 9♣ 10♣ Q♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 3462 to a Straight: KA3♣ 4♣ 6♣ K♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 3562 to a Straight: KA3♣ 5♣ 6♣ K♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 4572 to a Straight: KA4♣ 5♣ 7♣ K♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 4672 to a Straight: KA4♣ 6♣ 7♣ K♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 5682 to a Straight: KA5♣ 6♣ 8♣ K♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 5782 to a Straight: KA5♣ 7♣ 8♣ K♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 6792 to a Straight: KA6♣ 7♣ 9♣ K♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 78T2 to a Straight: KA7♣ 8♣ 10♣ K♦ A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 79T2 to a Straight: KA7♣ 9♣ 10♣ K♦ A♥
Single Card: a Queen3 to a Straight Flush: 2342♣ 3♣ 4♣ 6♦ Q♥
Single Card: a Queen3 to a Straight Flush: 2352♣ 3♣ 5♣ 6♦ Q♥
Single Card: a Queen3 to a Straight Flush: 2452♣ 4♣ 5♣ 6♦ Q♥
Single Card: a Queen3 to a Straight Flush: 5684♣ 5♦ 6♦ 8♦ Q♥
Single Card: a Queen3 to a Straight Flush: 5784♣ 5♦ 7♦ 8♦ Q♥
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 6795♣ 6♦ 7♦ 9♦ J♥
Single Card: a Jack3 to a Straight Flush: 6895♣ 6♦ 8♦ 9♦ J♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 5782 to a Royal Flush: TJ5♣ 7♣ 8♣ 10♦ J♦
3 to a Straight Flush: 4562 to a Royal Flush: JA4♣ 5♣ 6♣ J♦ A♦
3 to a Straight Flush: 5672 to a Royal Flush: JA5♣ 6♣ 7♣ J♦ A♦
3 to a Straight Flush: 6782 to a Royal Flush: JA6♣ 7♣ 8♣ J♦ A♦