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

Perfect Strategy Analysis

Hand Payoff Combinations Probability Hit Frequency Variance Return
Royal Flush 4,671.7297 552,032,280 0.000028 36,108.81 603.62 0.129379
Straight Flush 296.7297 2,558,211,900 0.000128 7,791.86 11.07 0.038082
Four of a Kind 150.8964 46,095,739,764 0.002313 432.43 50.52 0.348949
Full House 57.563 223,606,660,356 0.011218 89.14 33.28 0.645729
Flush 21.4696 328,664,840,340 0.016488 60.65 5.57 0.353997
Straight 15.6363 321,230,137,932 0.016115 62.05 2.54 0.251984
Three of a Kind 9.8029 1,421,215,910,916 0.071299 14.03 3.21 0.698935
Two Pair 3.9696 2,454,414,933,924 0.123132 8.12 0.09 0.488784
Jacks or Better 0.8333 3,306,108,718,008 0.165859 6.03 0.85 0.138210
Nothing 0 11,828,783,331,780 0.593420 1.69 5.68 0.000000
Totals 19,933,230,517,200 1.000000 2.46 716.42 3.094050

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

Basic Strategy Analysis

Hand Payoff Combinations Probability Hit Frequency Variance Return
Royal Flush 4,671.7297 548,401,704 0.000028 36,347.86 599.65 0.128528
Straight Flush 296.7297 2,556,741,300 0.000128 7,796.34 11.06 0.038060
Four of a Kind 150.8964 46,085,403,252 0.002312 432.53 50.51 0.348871
Full House 57.563 223,523,477,028 0.011214 89.18 33.27 0.645489
Flush 21.4696 330,386,704,476 0.016575 60.33 5.60 0.355852
Straight 15.6363 321,425,044,548 0.016125 62.02 2.54 0.252137
Three of a Kind 9.8029 1,420,525,832,124 0.071264 14.03 3.21 0.698596
Two Pair 3.9696 2,453,026,907,340 0.123062 8.13 0.09 0.488508
Jacks or Better 0.8333 3,296,752,200,432 0.165390 6.05 0.85 0.137819
Nothing 0 11,838,399,804,996 0.593903 1.68 5.68 0.000000
Totals 19,933,230,517,200 1.000000 2.46 712.46 3.093859

The following table shows the basic strategy:

Basic Strategy

Type of Play Play Details
Pat Hand Full 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 Flush TJQA; TJQK; TJKA; TQKA; JQKA
Pat Hand Flush
3 of a Kind 222; 333; 444; 555; 666; 777; 888; 999; TTT; JJJ; QQQ; KKK; AAA
4 to a Straight Flush 2345; 3456; 4567; 5678; 6789; 789T; 89TJ; 9TJQ
Pat Hand Straight
4 to a Straight Flush
(more)A234; A235; A245; A345; 2346; 2356; 2456; 3457; 3467; 3567; 4568; 4578...
2 Pair
(more)2233; 2244; 2255; 2266; 2277; 2288; 2299; 22TT; 22JJ; 22QQ; 22KK; 22AA...
3 to a Royal Flush TJA; 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...
1 Pair 22; 33; 44; 55; 66; 77; 88; JJ; QQ; KK; AA
4 to a Straight 2345; 3456; 4567; 5678; 9TJQ; TJQK
1 Pair 99; TT
4 to a Straight 6789; 789T; 89TJ
3 to a Straight Flush
(more)A23; A24; A25; A34; A35; A45; 234; 235; 236; 245; 246; 256; 345; 346...
4 to a Straight A234; JQKA
4 to a Straight 2346; 9JQK
4 to a Straight 89JQ; TQKA
4 to a Straight 789J; 9TQK
4 to a Straight
(more)A235; A245; A345; 2356; 2456; 3457; 3467; 3567; 4568; 4578; 4678; 5679...
3 to a Flush
(more)2TA; 2TK; 2JA; 2JK; 2QA; 2QK; 2KA; 3TA; 3TK; 3JA; 3JK; 3QA; 3QK; 3KA...
2 to a Royal Flush TJ; TQ; TK; JA; JQ; JK; QA; QK; KA
3 to a Flush
(more)23T; 23J; 23Q; 23K; 24T; 24J; 24Q; 24K; 25T; 25J; 25Q; 25K; 26A; 26T...
2 to a Royal Flush TA
3 to a Flush
(more)237; 238; 239; 247; 248; 249; 257; 258; 259; 267; 268; 269; 278; 279...
2 to a Straight Flush 78; 89; 9J
3 to a Straight 9TJ; TJQ
2 to a Straight Flush 45; 56; 67; 9T
2 to a Straight Flush 8J; 9Q
3 to a Straight 89T; JQK
Single Card a Jack
Single Card a Queen
3 to a Straight 456; 567; 678; 789
2 to a Straight Flush 79; 8T
2 to a Straight Flush 46; 57
3 to a Straight 345
2 to a Straight Flush 35
2 to a Straight Flush 68
2 to a Straight Flush 34
Single Card a King
Single Card an Ace
2 to a Straight Flush 58; 9K
2 to a Straight Flush A2; A3; A4; A5; 23; 24; 25; 47
2 to a Straight Flush 69; 7T
2 to a Straight Flush 36
Single Card a Ten
Single Card a Nine
Single Card an Eight

The following table shows the exceptions to the basic strategy:

Basic Strategy Exceptions

Right Play Wrong Play Pattern(s)
Single Card: an Ace Single Card: a King
(more)2♣3♣6♦K♦A♥
Single Card: a King Single Card: a Queen
(more)2♣3♣8♦Q♦K♥
Single Card: a Queen Single Card: a Jack
(more)2♣3♣7♦J♦Q♥
Single Card: an Ace Single Card: a Queen
(more)2♣6♦9♣Q♦A♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 8T Single Card: a Queen
(more)2♣3♦8♥10♥Q♣
2 to a Straight Flush: 79 Single Card: a Queen
(more)2♣3♣7♦9♦Q♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 9K Single Card: a King
(more)2♣3♦9♥K♥A♣
2 to a Straight Flush: 68 Single Card: a Queen
(more)2♣3♦6♥8♥Q♣
Single Card: a King 2 to a Straight Flush: 57
(more)2♣3♣5♦7♦K♥
Single Card: a King 2 to a Straight Flush: 68
(more)2♣4♣6♦8♦K♥
2 to a Royal Flush: JK 3 to a Flush: 2JK
(more)2♣3♦4♦J♣K♣
2 to a Royal Flush: JK 3 to a Flush: 3JK
(more)2♣3♦4♣J♦K♦
2 to a Royal Flush: JK 3 to a Flush: 4JK
(more)2♣3♣4♦J♦K♦
2 to a Royal Flush: JK 3 to a Flush: 5JK
(more)2♣3♣5♦J♦K♦
2 to a Royal Flush: JK 3 to a Flush: 6JK
(more)2♣3♣6♦J♦K♦
2 to a Royal Flush: JK 3 to a Flush: 7JK
(more)2♣3♣7♦J♦K♦
2 to a Royal Flush: JK 3 to a Flush: 8JK
(more)2♣3♣8♦J♦K♦
2 to a Royal Flush: QK 3 to a Flush: 2QK
(more)2♣3♦4♦Q♣K♣
2 to a Royal Flush: QK 3 to a Flush: 3QK
(more)2♣3♦4♣Q♦K♦
2 to a Royal Flush: QK 3 to a Flush: 4QK
(more)2♣3♣4♦Q♦K♦
2 to a Royal Flush: QK 3 to a Flush: 5QK
(more)2♣3♣5♦Q♦K♦
2 to a Royal Flush: QK 3 to a Flush: 6QK
(more)2♣3♣6♦Q♦K♦
2 to a Royal Flush: QK 3 to a Flush: 7QK
(more)2♣3♣7♦Q♦K♦
2 to a Royal Flush: QK 3 to a Flush: 8QK
(more)2♣3♣8♦Q♦K♦
Single Card: a King 2 to a Straight Flush: 35
(more)2♣3♦5♦7♣K♥
Single Card: a King 2 to a Straight Flush: 46
(more)2♣4♦6♦7♣K♥
Single Card: a King 3 to a Straight: 345
(more)3♣4♣5♦8♦K♥
3 to a Straight: 678 Single Card: a Queen
(more)6♣7♦8♣Q♦K♥
Single Card: a King 2 to a Straight Flush: 34
(more)2♣3♦4♦7♣K♥
Single Card: an Ace 3 to a Straight: 89T
(more)2♣8♣9♦10♥A♠
2 to a Straight Flush: 34 Single Card: a Queen
(more)3♣4♣7♦8♥Q♦
2 to a Straight Flush: 35 Single Card: a Queen
(more)3♣5♣7♦8♥Q♦
Single Card: an Ace 2 to a Straight Flush: 46
(more)2♣4♦6♦7♣A♥
Single Card: an Ace 2 to a Straight Flush: 68
(more)2♣5♣6♦8♦A♥
Single Card: an Eight Single Card: a Nine
(more)2♣3♦4♥8♠9♣
Single Card: an Ace 2 to a Straight Flush: 79
(more)2♣6♣7♦9♦A♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 46 Single Card: a Queen
(more)2♣4♦6♦9♥Q♣
Single Card: an Ace 2 to a Straight Flush: 57
(more)2♣5♦7♦8♣A♥
Single Card: a Seven Single Card: a Nine
(more)2♣3♦4♥7♠9♣
2 to a Straight Flush: 57 Single Card: a Queen
(more)2♣5♦7♦9♥Q♣
Single Card: an Ace 2 to a Straight Flush: 35
(more)3♣5♣6♦8♦A♥
Single Card: a King 2 to a Straight Flush: 79
(more)2♣6♣7♦9♦K♥
Single Card: a King 3 to a Straight: 789
(more)2♣7♣8♦9♥K♠
Single Card: an Ace 3 to a Straight: 789
(more)2♣7♣8♦9♥A♠
3 to a Straight: 789 Single Card: a Queen
(more)7♣8♦9♣Q♦K♥
Single Card: an Ace 2 to a Straight Flush: 34
(more)3♣4♣6♦8♥A♦
2 to a Straight Flush: A2 Single Card: an Ace
(more)2♣6♦7♥10♦A♣
2 to a Straight Flush: A3 Single Card: an Ace
(more)3♣6♦7♥10♦A♣
2 to a Straight Flush: A4 Single Card: an Ace
(more)4♣6♦7♥10♦A♣
3 to a Straight: 345 Single Card: a Queen
(more)3♣4♣5♦Q♦K♥
Single Card: a Ten 2 to a Straight Flush: 25
(more)2♣3♦5♣7♦10♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 68 Single Card: a Jack
(more)2♣6♦8♦10♥J♣
3 to a Straight: 456 Single Card: a Queen
(more)4♣5♦6♣Q♦K♥
3 to a Straight: 567 Single Card: a Queen
(more)5♣6♦7♣Q♦K♥
Single Card: a Ten 2 to a Straight Flush: 24
(more)2♣3♦4♣7♦10♥
Single Card: an Ace 2 to a Straight Flush: 8T
(more)2♣7♣8♦10♦A♥
Single Card: a King 3 to a Straight: 456
(more)4♣5♦6♣9♦K♥
Single Card: a King 3 to a Straight: 567
(more)2♣5♣6♦7♥K♠
Single Card: an Ace 3 to a Straight: 567
(more)2♣5♣6♦7♥A♠
Single Card: a King 3 to a Straight: 678
(more)2♣6♣7♦8♥K♠
Single Card: an Ace 3 to a Straight: 678
(more)2♣6♣7♦8♥A♠
2 to a Straight Flush: 79 Single Card: a Jack
(more)2♣7♦9♦J♣Q♥
2 to a Straight Flush: A5 Single Card: an Ace
(more)5♣6♦8♥10♦A♣
Single Card: a Ten 2 to a Straight Flush: 23
(more)2♣3♣4♦7♥10♠
Single Card: a Ten 2 to a Straight Flush: 36
(more)2♣3♦6♦7♣10♥
4 to a Straight: A235 4 to a Straight: 2356
(more)2♣3♣5♦6♥A♦
4 to a Straight: A245 4 to a Straight: 2456
(more)2♣4♣5♦6♥A♦
4 to a Straight: A345 4 to a Straight: 3457
(more)3♣4♣5♦7♥A♦
Single Card: a Six Single Card: a Nine
(more)2♣3♦6♥7♣9♦
Single Card: a Ten 2 to a Straight Flush: 47
(more)2♣3♣4♦7♦10♥
Single Card: a Ten 2 to a Straight Flush: 58
(more)2♣5♦6♣8♦10♥
Single Card: a King 2 to a Straight Flush: 8T
(more)2♣7♣8♦10♦K♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 57 Single Card: a Jack
(more)2♣5♦7♦10♥J♣
2 to a Straight Flush: A2 Single Card: a King
(more)2♣6♦9♥K♦A♣
2 to a Straight Flush: A3 Single Card: a King
(more)3♣6♦9♥K♦A♣
2 to a Straight Flush: A4 Single Card: a King
(more)4♣6♦9♥K♦A♣
2 to a Straight Flush: A5 Single Card: a King
(more)5♣6♦9♥K♦A♣
Single Card: a Jack 2 to a Straight Flush: 45
(more)2♣4♦5♦7♣J♥
Single Card: a Jack 2 to a Straight Flush: 56
(more)2♣5♦6♦7♣J♥
Single Card: a Seven Single Card: an Eight
(more)2♣3♦4♥7♠8♣
Single Card: an Ace 3 to a Straight: 456
(more)4♣5♦6♣9♦A♥
Single Card: a Five Single Card: a Nine
(more)2♣3♦5♥8♣9♦
Single Card: a Jack 2 to a Straight Flush: 78
(more)2♣6♣7♦8♦J♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 45 2 to a Straight Flush: 89
(more)4♣5♣8♦9♦10♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 45 2 to a Straight Flush: 9T
(more)4♣5♣8♦9♥10♥
3 to a Straight: JQK 2 to a Straight Flush: 8J
(more)7♣8♦J♦Q♣K♥
Single Card: a Five Single Card: an Eight
(more)2♣3♦5♥7♣8♦
2 to a Straight Flush: 34 Single Card: a Jack
(more)3♣4♣9♦J♥Q♠
2 to a Straight Flush: 35 Single Card: a Jack
(more)3♣5♣9♦J♥Q♠
2 to a Straight Flush: 46 Single Card: a Jack
(more)4♣6♣9♦J♥Q♠
2 to a Straight Flush: 7T 2 to a Straight Flush: 23
(more)2♣3♣4♦7♥10♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 7T 2 to a Straight Flush: 24
(more)2♣3♦4♣7♥10♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 7T 2 to a Straight Flush: 25
(more)2♣3♦5♣7♥10♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 8J 2 to a Straight Flush: 45
(more)2♣4♦5♦8♥J♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 9Q 2 to a Straight Flush: 45
(more)3♣4♦5♦9♥Q♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 8J 2 to a Straight Flush: 56
(more)2♣5♦6♦8♥J♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 9Q 2 to a Straight Flush: 56
(more)3♣5♦6♦9♥Q♥
Single Card: a Jack 2 to a Straight Flush: 67
(more)3♣6♦7♦8♣J♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 9Q 2 to a Straight Flush: 67
(more)3♣6♦7♦9♥Q♥
Single Card: a Ten 2 to a Straight Flush: 69
(more)2♣5♦6♥9♥10♠
2 to a Straight Flush: 56 2 to a Straight Flush: 9T
(more)5♣6♣9♦10♦Q♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 34 3 to a Straight: 789
(more)3♣4♣7♦8♥9♦
2 to a Straight Flush: 34 3 to a Straight: 89T
(more)3♣4♣8♦9♥10♦
2 to a Straight Flush: 35 3 to a Straight: 89T
(more)3♣5♣8♦9♥10♦
2 to a Straight Flush: 45 3 to a Straight: 9TJ
(more)4♣5♣9♦10♦J♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 56 3 to a Straight: 9TJ
(more)5♣6♣9♦10♦J♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 8J 2 to a Straight Flush: 67 3♣6♦7♦8♥J♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 34 2 to a Straight Flush: 68 3♣4♣6♦8♦9♥
2 to a Straight Flush: A5 2 to a Straight Flush: 68 5♣6♦8♦10♥A♣
2 to a Straight Flush: 9Q 2 to a Straight Flush: 78 4♣7♦8♦9♥Q♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 34 2 to a Straight Flush: 79 3♣4♣7♦9♦10♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 35 2 to a Straight Flush: 79 3♣5♣7♦9♦10♥
2 to a Straight Flush: A5 2 to a Straight Flush: 79 5♣7♦9♦10♥A♣
2 to a Straight Flush: 34 2 to a Straight Flush: 8T 3♣4♣7♦8♥10♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 35 2 to a Straight Flush: 8T 3♣5♣7♦8♥10♥
2 to a Straight Flush: 45 2 to a Straight Flush: 9J 4♣5♣9♦10♥J♦