Out

Definition

These are the cards that remain in theory in the deck which allow a player to improve his hand and/or beat his opponent.

You can practice calculating outs by playing one of our games How many outs?

Example

On the turn
Q
diamondsdiamondsdiamondsdiamonds
7
clubsclubsclubsclubs
10
heartheartheartheart
A
clubsclubsclubsclubs
, you have
J
heartheartheartheart
8
spadesspadesspadesspades
and your opponent has
A
spadesspadesspadesspades
6
spadesspadesspadesspades
(pair of aces) and still has a good chance of winning. The only combination of cards that can make you win this hand is the straight.

For this, there are only 8 outs allowing you to form one, the four 9s (
9
clubsclubsclubsclubs
9
diamondsdiamondsdiamondsdiamonds
9
heartheartheartheart
9
spadesspadesspadesspades
) and the four kings (
K
clubsclubsclubsclubs
K
diamondsdiamondsdiamondsdiamonds
K
heartheartheartheart
K
spadesspadesspadesspades
). This gives you a chance of winning by 18.18%. Ties are not possible here.