Heads Up Probabilities

Poker TipsAt the end of a tournament, when we have only two players left, or even when we have at any table two players playing poker – that is called poker heads up, or head-to-head poker.

In comparison with playing at a full table (8-10 players), having only 2 players left is easier for each of them to adjust their game to the cards they have and the mathematical probabilities of winning such a hand. Below we have several tables with heads up poker probabilities, mainly applicable in Texas Hold’em.

Please have a look over each situation and try to memorize them. If you will be playing online poker you could just print this page and use the tables when you are in the situation of playing heads up.

Poker Heads Up Before the Flop

Hand versus Hand
81% Higher Pair Lower Pair 19%
55% Underpair Two Unsuited Overcards 45%
52% Underpair Two Suited Overcards 48%
86% Overpair Two Unsuited Undercards 14%
82% Overpair Two Suited Undercards 18%
92% Pair Same and Undercard 8%
68% Pair Same and Overcard 32%
71% Pair Unsuited Over and Undercard 29%
67% Pair Suited Over and Undercard 33%
72% Two High Cards Dominated Hand 28%
65% Two High Cards Two Undercards 35%
42% Two Cards One Higher and One Lower Card 58%
37% Two Cards Higher and Middle Cards 63%

Poker Heads Up After the Flop

Hand versus Hand
81% Pocket Overpair Flush Draw 34%
71% Pocket Overpair Flush Draw (Paired Board) 29%
69% Pocket Overpair Outside Straight Draw 31%
82% Pocket Overpair Inside Straight Draw 18%
69% Pocket Overpair Double Inside Straight Draw 31%
46% Pocket Overpair Outside Straight and Flush Draws 54%
55% Pocket Overpair Inside Straight and Flush Draws 45%
26% Pocket Overpair Two Pairs 74%
26% Top Pair Two Pairs 74%
90% Pocket Overpair Pocket Underpair 10%
80% Pocket Overpair Lower Pair 20%
81% Top Pair Lower Pair 19%
50% Top Pair Underpair plus Flush Draw 50%
48% Top Pair Flush Draw with Overcards 52%
55% Top Pair Underpair plus Outside Straight Draw 45%
51% Top Pair Outside Straight Draw with Overcards 49%
82% Bottom Set Top Two Pairs 18%
90% Bottom Set Pocket Overpair 10%
97% Bottom Set Top Pair 3%
84% Bottom Set Top Pair plus Inside Straight Draw 16%
75% Set Flush Draw 25%
74% Set Outside Straight Draw 26%
60% Set Outside Straight and Flush Draw 40%
67% Set Inside Straight and Flush Draw 33%

Poker Heads Up After the Turn

Hand versus Hand
81% Pocket Overpair Flush Draw 19%
82% Pocket Overpair Flush Draw (Paired Board) 18%
83% Pocket Overpair Outside Straight Draw 17%
91% Pocket Overpair Inside Straight Draw 9%
67% Pocket Overpair Outside Straight and Flush Draws 33%
74% Pocket Overpair Inside Straight and Flush Draws 26%
18% Pocket Overpair Tow Pair 82%
95% Top Pair Two Pair 82%
89% Pocket Overpair Pocket Underpair 5%
69% Pocket Overpair Lower Pair 11%
68% Top Pair Underpair plus Flush Draw 31%
72% Top Pair Flush Draw with Overcards 32%
69% Top Pair Underpair plus Outside Straight Draw 28%
91% Top Pair Outside Straight Draw with Overcards 31%
95% Bottom Set Top Two Pairs 9%
84% Bottom Set Pocket Overpair 5%
82% Set Flush Draw 16%
82% Set Outside Straight Draw 18%
70% Set Outside Straight and Flush Draws 30%
77% Set Inside Straight and Flush Draws 23%