Last Updated: September 30, 2019

# Video Poker Strategy Maker Sample

## Introduction

This page presents sample output for my Video Poker Strategy Maker. In this case, the strategy is for the gold standard game of video poker, 9-6 Jacks or Better. The Strategy Maker can create similar strategies for any pay table for most video poker games.

## Perfect Strategy Analysis

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 800 493,512,264 0.000025 40,390.55 15.81 0.019807
Straight Flush 50 2,178,883,296 0.000109 9,148.37 0.26 0.005465
Four of a Kind 25 47,093,167,764 0.002363 423.27 1.36 0.059064
Full House 9 229,475,482,596 0.011512 86.86 0.74 0.103610
Flush 6 219,554,786,160 0.011015 90.79 0.28 0.066087
Straight 4 223,837,565,784 0.011229 89.05 0.10 0.044917
Three of a Kind 3 1,484,003,070,324 0.074449 13.43 0.30 0.223346
Two Pair 2 2,576,946,164,148 0.129279 7.74 0.13 0.258558
Jacks or Better 1 4,277,372,890,968 0.214585 4.66 0.00 0.214585
Nothing 0 10,872,274,993,896 0.545435 1.83 0.54 0.000000
Totals 19,933,230,517,200 1.000000 2.20 19.51 0.995439

## Basic Strategy Analysis

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 800 501,787,872 0.000025 39,724.42 16.07 0.020139
Straight Flush 50 2,182,408,092 0.000109 9,133.59 0.26 0.005474
Four of a Kind 25 47,091,616,668 0.002362 423.29 1.36 0.059062
Full House 9 229,472,668,332 0.011512 86.87 0.74 0.103609
Flush 6 218,710,850,616 0.010972 91.14 0.27 0.065833
Straight 4 223,980,621,108 0.011237 89.00 0.10 0.044946
Three of a Kind 3 1,484,028,486,936 0.074450 13.43 0.30 0.223350
Two Pair 2 2,577,124,786,320 0.129288 7.73 0.13 0.258576
Jacks or Better 1 4,274,501,705,460 0.214441 4.66 0.00 0.214441
Nothing 0 10,875,635,585,796 0.545603 1.83 0.54 0.000000
Totals 19,933,230,517,200 1.000000 2.20 19.78 0.995429

## Basic Strategy

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
3 of a Kind 222; 333; 444; 555; 666; 777; 888; 999; TTT; JJJ; QQQ; KKK; AAA
Pat Hand Straight; 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 Pair JJ; QQ; KK; AA
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...
4 to a Straight TJQK
1 Pair 22; 33; 44; 55; 66; 77; 88; 99; TT
4 to a Straight 2345; 3456; 4567; 5678; 6789; 789T; 89TJ; 9TJQ
3 to a Straight Flush 345; 456; 567; 678; 789; 89T; 89J; 8TJ; 8JQ; 9TJ; 9TQ; 9JQ; 9JK; 9QK
2 to a Royal Flush JQ
4 to a Straight JQKA
2 to a Royal Flush JA; JK; QA; QK; KA
4 to a Straight 9JQK; TJQA; TJKA; TQKA
3 to a Straight Flush
(more)A23; A24; A25; A34; A35; A45; 234; 235; 245; 346; 356; 457; 467; 568...
3 to a Straight JQK
2 to a Straight JQ; QK
2 to a Royal Flush TJ; TQ
2 to a Straight JK; QA
2 to a Straight JA; KA
2 to a Royal Flush TK
Single Card a Jack; a Queen; a King; an Ace
3 to a Straight Flush 236; 246; 256; 347; 357; 367; 458; 468; 478; 569; 579; 589; 67T; 68T; 69T

## Basic Strategy Exceptions

The following table shows the exceptions to the basic strategy:

### Basic Strategy Exceptions

Right Play Wrong Play Pattern(s)
2 to a Straight: QA 2 to a Royal Flush: TQ
(more)2♣3♦10♣Q♣A♦
Single Card: a King 2 to a Royal Flush: TK
(more)2♣3♦9♣10♦K♦
2 to a Straight: JK 2 to a Royal Flush: TJ
(more)2♣3♦10♣J♣K♦
4 to a Straight: JQKA 2 to a Royal Flush: JQ
(more)2♣J♣Q♣K♦A♦
4 to a Flush: 2TJA 3 to a Royal Flush: TJA
(more)10♣10♦2♣J♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 3TJA 3 to a Royal Flush: TJA
(more)10♣10♦3♣J♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 4TJA 3 to a Royal Flush: TJA
(more)10♣10♦4♣J♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 5TJA 3 to a Royal Flush: TJA
(more)10♣10♦5♣J♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 6TJA 3 to a Royal Flush: TJA
(more)10♣10♦6♣J♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 7TJA 3 to a Royal Flush: TJA
(more)10♣10♦7♣J♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 8TJA 3 to a Royal Flush: TJA
(more)10♣10♦8♣J♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 9TJA 3 to a Royal Flush: TJA
(more)10♣10♦9♣J♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 2TQA 3 to a Royal Flush: TQA
(more)10♣10♦2♣Q♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 3TQA 3 to a Royal Flush: TQA
(more)10♣10♦3♣Q♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 4TQA 3 to a Royal Flush: TQA
(more)10♣10♦4♣Q♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 5TQA 3 to a Royal Flush: TQA
(more)10♣10♦5♣Q♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 6TQA 3 to a Royal Flush: TQA
(more)10♣10♦6♣Q♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 7TQA 3 to a Royal Flush: TQA
(more)10♣10♦7♣Q♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 8TQA 3 to a Royal Flush: TQA
(more)10♣10♦8♣Q♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 9TQA 3 to a Royal Flush: TQA
(more)10♣10♦9♣Q♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 2TKA 3 to a Royal Flush: TKA
(more)10♣10♦2♣K♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 3TKA 3 to a Royal Flush: TKA
(more)10♣10♦3♣K♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 4TKA 3 to a Royal Flush: TKA
(more)10♣10♦4♣K♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 5TKA 3 to a Royal Flush: TKA
(more)10♣10♦5♣K♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 6TKA 3 to a Royal Flush: TKA
(more)10♣10♦6♣K♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 7TKA 3 to a Royal Flush: TKA
(more)10♣10♦7♣K♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 8TKA 3 to a Royal Flush: TKA
(more)10♣10♦8♣K♣A♣
4 to a Flush: 9TKA 3 to a Royal Flush: TKA
(more)10♣10♦9♣K♣A♣
3 to a Straight Flush: 79J 4 to a Straight: 9JQK 7♣9♣J♣Q♦K♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 7TJ 4 to a Straight: TJQA 7♣10♣J♣Q♦A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 7TJ 4 to a Straight: TJKA 7♣10♣J♣K♦A♥
3 to a Straight Flush: 8TQ 4 to a Straight: TQKA 8♣10♣Q♣K♦A♥

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