Poker Quiz - Go for a Perfect Score on Our Poker Hand Quiz!


Welcome to the PokerListings Poker Quiz!

This fun, quick and simple quiz will test your knowledge of some basic poker strategy, odds and game variations in a fun and easy way.

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All players start out with a bankroll of $10 and you can bet anywhere from $1-$10 per question.  Pull the slider all the way to the right to bet the maximum $10. A perfect score is $150.

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(Spoiler alert: Check below the quiz for further explanations of some of the answers).


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Poker Hand Quiz

So: How well did you know the odds of winning against specific hands pre-flop off the top of your head?

As you could likely tell our introductory Poker Quiz is designed to give you just a quick glimpse at some of the most common situations you’ll find yourself in at the poker table.

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Knowing the exact odds of the situations you might find yourself in is a very important step in your poker evolution. Memorize these and you'll be well on your way to being on the winning side of most of those situations.

Read on below to see a few of our poker quiz questions broken down further and click through to the articles to learn more!

Poker Quiz Question #1

Q:  What is the approximate winning chance for a pair of twos against ace-king if the players are all-in pre-flop?

Correct answer: 50%

This is the proverbial "coin-flip" you’ll see and hear about time and time again when watching tournament poker. As the blinds go up players are increasingly pressed to make a move you’ll see a lot of these – although the true odds aren’t exactly 50-50.

The made hand – ie the small pair - is technically a slight favorite over the unmade hand (two overcards) but the margin is very, very small. Certainly close enough to call it a flip.

This applies to all pairs vs. two overcards although the odds change slightly if the cards are suited or connected as there are more opportunities for straights or flushes. This percentage does not take into account any cards that could hit one of the hands but have been folded by other players pre-flop.

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Poker Quiz Question #2

Q: Approximately how often do you get trips or better on the flop in Texas Holdem if you are dealt a pair?

Correct Answer: 12%

First things first: The odds of being dealt any pocket pair in Texas Holdem are about 16-1, or 6%. So you’re not going to face this situation too much in any one poker game.

When you do get dealt a pocket pair, you then definitely want to make the most of it. And while a pair is a nice starting hand it won’t always hold up as the winning hand by the time you get to showdown.

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Other players’ hands will get better on the flop, turn and river and you want your to as well if you’re going to keep up with the betting and stay in the hand.

The next best hand in the standard poker hand rankings is two pair but you’ll need a pair on the board cards to improve to two pair. You’ll also have to share that pair with all the other players still in the hand.

What you’re looking for – and what most players are looking for when they’re dealt a pocket pair – is to flop a set, or three-of-a-kind. And that’s called “Set Mining.”

The bad news, though, is you won’t hit that set very often on the flop. In fact you’ll only connect with that third card 12% of the time.

If you do flop a set you’re more than likely well ahead in the hand and stand a very good chance to win the hand by showdown. And it’s very important to maximize how much you win when those situations materialize.

(Note: Three-of-a-kind is also called “trips” but technically trips occur when you have one card of the three in your hole cards and the other two appear on the board. The question above is worded incorrectly).

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Poker Quiz Question #3

Q: What is the approximate winning chance for a pair of aces against a pair of nines if the players are all-in pre-flop?

Correct answer: 80%

This is literally the flipside of the flip. If you flip over your cards after an all-in pre-lfop and see a bigger pair than yours waiting for you, you’re in trouble.

An overpair is an 80% favorite over an underpair to win the hand. Getting your money in as an 80% favorite is a great accomplishment in poker so you should pat yourself on the back if you’re the player holding the overpair.

But, then again, the player who is dominated still has a 20% chance to win. That’s poker – even if you play the hand well and get the money in as a big favorite, you can always lose a hand.

Poker Quiz Question #4

Q: What is the name of the poker form where you are dealt five cards and can exchange them, but the best hand is the lowest possible and aces only count as low?

Answer: We’ll leave you to the quiz to figure this one out! But if you’d like to learn the rules of all the great poker variations you can find out there, check our Poker Rules page!

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