Hand Strength



The Hand Strength tool gives you the ability to understand how strong your starting hand is against all other hands and any random number of opponents.

How to use it

  1. Select your cards by clicking on either of the two red cards.
  2. You'll be presented with a popup where you can select two cards. Touch two cards and you will see statistics for the selected hand.
  3. After you have selected your cards a spinning chip will appear as the tool connects to the cloud to retrieve the results.
  4. You can see how the number of opponents affects the win percentage by simply changing the number of opponents. To do this, click on the numbers 1 through 9 and the tool will automatically update the Win %, Next Weaker Hand, and Next Stronger Hand to reflect the new number of opponents.

Understanding the results

The results consist of many key values: The first 9 stats break down the win percentage by rank. For example the win percent on suited Ace King is approximately 67% and 5.71% of that amount will be won with high card.
  1. Win %tells you the likelihood that the selected starting hand wins against a random hand and the number of opponents that you have selected.
  2. # Worse Hands indicates how many starting hands have a lower Win % than the selcted hand.
  3. # Better Hands indicates how many starting hands have a higher Win % then the selected hand.

Things to consider

An important aspect to consider about a starting hand is that the more opponents the weaker your hand becomes. For example, Pocket Aces wins 85.2% of the time against one opponent, but against seven opponents the win percentage drops to 38.75%. By Knowing the winning percentage against multiple opponents, one can better establish a betting strategy to maximize the value of good hands when facing multiple opponents.


  • You can change your hand by clicking on the two red cards in the middle of the screen.
  • You can use the Hand Strength tool to step up and down hands to see the similarities between your starting cards and other two-card combinations. To do this, click on the mini cards under "Next Weaker Hand" and "Next Stronger Hand". The tool will autmatically move the section you selected to the selected cards. For example, if you selected the 7 and 8 of diamonds as your hand, you would see that the King and 4 of clubs represents the next weaker hand. Clicking on that would scroll over and show the 7 and 9 of clubs are the next weakest, etc. Using this information will allow you to understand just where your hand rests and bring clarity about why a pair of deuces is not much better than queen-deuce suited pre-flop versus a random hand.
  • You specifiy a starting hand as two suited or unsuited cards and the actual suit does not matter for this tool. Simply put, there's no difference in selecting the Ace and King of diamonds versus selecting the Ace and King of clubs.