What Does It Mean in Poker?

Combos refer to the number of different possible card combinations that make up a starting hand. There are 52 cards in a deck, 13 of each suit, and 4 of each rank. This means there are:

  • 16 possible hand combinations of every unpaired hand.
  • 12 hand combinations of each unpaired offsuit hand.
  • 4 hand combinations of each suited hand
  • 6 possible combinations of each pocket pair.

For example, in Hold’em, there are six possible combos of pocket aces (AA♣, AA♠, AA, AA♠, AA♣, and AA) and four combos of 7-6 suited ( 76,76♣,76, 76♠).

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