**The odds of flopping a Straight with a premium connector is 1.29% or 1 in 77.5**

Definition of Straight –

**A Straight is formed with 5 cards all of consecutive rank.**

Example – **JT987**

Aces can be both high and low for the sake of a Straight but **must** be either at the start or end of a run. I.e. QKA23 is not a legal Straight since the Ace falls in the middle of the run.

**Odds of Making a Straight on the Flop**

Flopping a Straight is Hold’em is not overall that likely. Naturally, it depends on the type of starting hand we have.

Odds of flopping a Straight with any starting hand = 0.39%

Odds of flopping a Straight with a connector between 54 and JT = 1.29%

Odds of flopping a Straight with any connector = 1.04%

Odds of flopping a Straight with a one-gapper between 53 and QT = 0.96%

Odds of flopping a Straight with any one-gapper = 0.85%

Odds of flopping a Straight with a two-gapper between 52 and KT = 0.64%

Odds of flopping a Straight with any two-gapper = 0.61%

Odds of flopping a Straight with unconnected cards = 0%

Odds of flopping a Straight with a pocket pair = 0%

Why do we differentiate between 54-JT and other connectors? Simply because connectors between 54 and JT **make the maximum number of Straights**. A holding such as AK can only make the AKQJT Straight and is hence less likely to flop a Straight.

Odds of flopping a Straight with T9s = 1.29%

Odds of flopping a Straight with AKs = 0.32%

**Odds of Making a Straight Draw on the Flop**

While making a Straight is unlikely, Straight *draws* are extremely playable holdings which often allow us to get past the flop. The odds of flopping different types of Straight draw may hence prove useful.

Odds of flopping any Straight draw with 54 to JT connectors = 26.2%

Odds of flopping an OESD with 54 to JT connectors = 9.6%

Odds of flopping a gutshot with 54 to JT connectors = 16.6%

Odds of flopping any Straight draw with 53 to QT one-gappers = 21.9%

Odds of flopping an OESD with 53 to QT one-gappers = 7.26%

Odds of flopping a gutshot with 53 to QT one-gappers = 14.6%

Odds of flopping any Straight draw with 63 to KT two-gappers = 17.9%

Odds of flopping any OESD with 63 to KT two-gappers = 4.47%

Odds of flopping any gutshot with 63 to KT two-gappers = 13.5%

Odds of flopping any Straight draw with a pocket pair = 4.12%

Odds of flopping any Straight draw with AK = 11.2%

Odds of flopping any Straight draw with T5o = 9.66%

It’s useful to know that we’ll actually hit a Straight draw a huge 26.2% of the time when holding a premium suited connector. Naturally, the chances of flopping a Straight draw decrease as our holdings become less connected.

The likelihood of unconnected hands picking up a Straight draw can vary. T5o might pick up a Straight draw 9.66% of the time, but A9 only picks up a Straight draw 6.53% of the time. Middling cards are better at flopping Straight draws than high or low cards.