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The table below shows how the Traffic Lights Rankings (Green, Amber and Red) align with hand probabilities expressed as percentages of wins for the hand. The percentages are shown for 2-10 players. The table has been sorted to list the percentages (descending) for 3 players. The percentages >30 have been highlighted in light yellow.

Generally there is very good correspondence. The major exceptions are:

These Traffic Lights Rules is related to the Thrice is Nice Rule-of-Thumb.

Table highlighting hand ranks using the traffic light system for hand probabilities

[ Green => Good bet; Orange => Cautious bet; Red => Risky Bet ]

Cards

 2 pls

 3 pls

 4 pls

 5 pls

 6 pls

 7 pls

 8 pls

 9 pls

 10 pls

AA

85

73

64

56

49

44

39

35

31

KK

82

69

58

50

43

38

33

29

26

QQ

80

65

54

45

38

33

28

25

22

JJ

78

61

49

40

34

29

25

22

19

TT

75

58

45

36

30

25

22

19

17

99

72

54

41

33

27

22

19

17

16

AKs

67

51

41

35

31

28

25

23

21

88

69

50

38

29

24

20

18

16

14

AQs

66

49

40

34

29

26

23

21

19

AKo

65

48

39

32

28

24

22

19

17

AJs

65

48

39

32

28

25

22

20

18

ATs

65

47

37

31

27

24

21

19

17

KQs

63

47

38

33

28

25

23

20

19

AQo

65

47

37

30

26

23

20

18

16

77

66

46

34

27

22

19

16

15

14

KJs

63

46

37

31

27

24

21

19

18

AJo

64

46

35

29

24

21

18

16

14

KTs

62

45

36

30

26

23

20

19

17

A9s

63

45

35

28

24

21

19

17

15

ATo

63

44

34

28

23

20

17

15

13

KQo

61

44

35

29

25

22

19

17

15

QJs

60

44

36

30

26

23

21

19

17

A8s

62

44

34

27

23

20

18

16

15

66

63

43

32

25

20

17

15

14

13

KJo

61

43

34

28

24

20

18

16

14

QTs

60

43

35

29

25

22

20

18

17

A7s

61

43

33

27

23

20

17

16

14

K9s

60

42

33

27

23

20

18

16

15

KTo

60

42

33

27

22

19

17

15

13

JTs

58

42

34

29

25

22

20

18

17

A9o

61

42

31

25

20

17

15

13

11

A5s

60

41

32

26

22

20

18

16

15

QJo

58

41

33

27

23

20

17

15

14

A6s

60

41

31

26

22

19

17

15

14

A8o

60

41

30

24

19

16

14

12

11

Q9s

58

41

32

26

23

20

18

16

15

A4s

59

40

31

25

22

19

17

16

14

K8s

59

40

31

25

21

19

17

15

14

QTo

57

40

31

26

22

19

16

14

13

55

60

40

29

22

19

16

14

13

12

J9s

56

40

31

26

22

20

18

16

15

K9o

58

40

30

24

20

17

14

12

11

A7o

59

39

29

23

18

15

13

11

10

A3s

58

39

30

25

21

19

17

15

14

K7s

58

39

30

25

21

18

16

15

13

JTo

55

39

31

25

22

19

16

15

13

T9s

54

39

31

26

23

20

18

16

15

Q8s

56

39

30

24

21

18

16

14

13

A2s

57

39

29

24

20

18

16

15

13

K6s

57

38

29

24

20

18

16

14

13

A5o

58

38

28

22

18

15

13

12

10

A6o

58

38

28

22

18

15

13

11

10

Q9o

56

38

29

23

19

16

14

12

11

J8s

54

38

29

24

21

18

16

14

13

K5s

56

37

28

23

20

17

15

14

13

K8o

56

37

27

21

17

15

13

11

9

A4o

56

37

27

21

17

15

13

11

10

T8s

53

37

29

24

21

18

16

15

14

44

57

37

26

21

17

15

14

13

12

Q7s

55

37

28

23

19

17

15

13

12

J9o

53

37

28

23

19

16

14

12

11

K4s

55

36

27

22

19

17

15

13

12

K7o

55

36

26

21

17

14

12

10

9

98s

51

36

29

24

20

18

16

15

13

A3o

56

36

26

20

17

14

12

11

10

Q6s

54

36

27

22

19

16

14

13

12

T9o

52

36

28

23

19

16

14

13

11

K3s

54

36

27

22

18

16

15

13

12

Q8o

54

35

26

21

17

14

12

11

9

J7s

52

35

27

22

19

16

15

13

12

A2o

55

35

25

20

16

14

12

10

9

K6o

54

35

25

20

16

13

11

10

9

Q5s

53

35

26

21

18

16

14

13

12

T7s

51

35

27

22

19

17

15

14

12

K2s

53

35

26

21

18

16

14

13

12

J8o

52

34

26

20

17

14

12

11

10

97s

50

34

27

22

19

17

15

14

13

K5o

53

34

25

19

15

13

11

10

8

Q4s

52

34

26

21

18

15

14

12

11

87s

48

34

27

22

19

17

15

14

13

J6s

51

34

25

21

17

15

14

12

11

T8o

50

34

25

20

17

14

13

11

10

33

54

34

24

19

16

15

14

13

12

Q7o

52

33

24

19

15

13

11

9

8

Q3s

51

33

25

20

17

15

13

12

11

98o

48

33

25

20

17

14

12

11

10

K4o

52

33

23

18

15

12

11

9

8

J5s

50

33

25

20

17

15

13

12

11

T6s

49

33

25

21

17

15

14

12

11

Q6o

51

32

23

18

14

12

10

9

8

96s

48

32

25

20

17

15

14

12

11

Q2s

50

32

24

20

17

15

13

12

11

J7o

50

32

24

18

15

12

11

9

8

86s

47

32

25

21

18

16

14

13

12

76s

46

32

25

21

18

16

14

13

12

K3o

51

32

23

18

14

12

10

9

8

J4s

49

32

24

19

16

14

13

12

11

T7o

48

31

23

18

15

13

11

10

9

Q5o

50

31

22

17

14

12

10

9

7

K2o

50

31

22

17

14

12

10

9

8

J3s

48

31

23

19

16

14

13

11

10

97o

47

31

23

18

15

13

11

10

9

T5s

47

31

23

19

16

14

12

11

10

22

50

31

22

18

16

14

13

13

12

87o

46

31

23

19

15

13

12

10

9

95s

46

30

23

19

16

14

12

11

10

Q4o

49

30

21

16

13

11

9

8

7

85s

45

30

23

19

16

14

13

12

11

65s

43

30

24

20

17

15

14

13

12

J2s

47

30

23

18

16

14

12

11

10

T4s

46

30

23

18

16

14

12

11

10

75s

44

30

23

19

17

15

13

12

11

J6o

48

30

21

17

13

11

9

8

7

T3s

46

29

22

18

15

13

12

11

10

Q3o

48

29

21

16

13

11

9

8

7

T6o

46

29

21

17

13

11

10

8

7

J5o

47

29

21

16

13

11

9

8

7

96o

45

29

21

17

14

11

10

9

8

54s

41

29

23

19

17

15

14

13

12

86o

44

29

21

17

14

12

10

9

8

T2s

45

29

21

17

15

13

12

11

10

76o

43

29

22

17

14

12

11

10

9

64s

41

29

22

18

16

14

13

12

11

Q2o

47

28

20

15

12

10

9

8

7

94s

44

28

21

17

15

13

11

10

9

74s

42

28

22

18

15

14

12

11

10

J4o

46

28

20

15

12

10

9

8

7

84s

43

28

21

17

15

13

12

11

10

93s

43

28

21

17

14

13

11

10

9

J3o

45

27

19

15

12

10

8

7

6

T5o

44

27

19

15

12

10

8

7

6

53s

39

27

21

18

15

14

13

12

11

92s

42

27

20

16

14

12

11

10

9

95o

43

27

19

15

12

10

9

7

7

65o

40

27

20

16

13

12

10

9

9

85o

42

27

19

15

12

11

9

8

7

75o

41

27

20

16

13

11

10

9

8

63s

39

27

20

17

15

13

12

11

10

T4o

43

26

19

14

12

10

8

7

6

83s

41

26

20

16

14

12

11

10

9

73s

40

26

20

16

14

12

11

10

9

J2o

44

26

18

14

11

9

8

7

6

43s

38

26

20

17

15

13

12

11

10

82s

40

26

19

16

13

12

11

10

9

T3o

42

26

18

14

11

9

8

7

6

52s

38

25

20

16

14

13

11

11

10

54o

38

25

19

15

13

11

10

9

8

62s

38

25

19

15

13

12

11

10

9

T2o

42

25

17

13

11

9

8

7

6

64o

38

25

18

14

12

10

9

8

8

94o

41

25

17

13

11

9

7

6

6

42s

36

25

19

16

14

12

11

10

10

74o

39

25

18

14

11

10

9

8

7

72s

38

25

18

15

13

11

10

9

9

84o

40

24

18

13

11

9

8

7

6

93o

40

24

17

13

10

8

7

6

5

32s

35

24

18

15

13

12

11

10

9

53o

36

23

17

14

11

10

9

8

7

92o

39

23

16

12

10

8

7

6

5

63o

36

23

16

13

11

9

8

7

7

83o

38

22

16

12

10

8

7

6

5

73o

37

22

16

12

10

8

7

6

6

43o

34

22

16

13

11

9

8

8

7

82o

37

22

15

11

9

8

6

6

5

52o

34

21

15

12

10

9

8

7

6

62o

34

21

15

11

9

8

7

6

5

42o

33

21

15

12

10

8

7

7

6

72o

35

20

14

11

9

7

6

5

5

32o

31

20

14

11

9

8

7

6

6

Start Card Hand Win Percentages for Various Players

With Ways of Winning and Hand Scores (Traffic Lights)

     

>7 A+any - suited => J&Q 8,9 are weak

 

Ways to win >7

Score

# of players

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1

16

AA

85

73

64

56

49

43

39

31

1

14

KK

82

69

58

50

43

38

33

29

1

12

QQ

80

65

54

45

38

33

28

25

1

10

JJ

78

61

49

40

34

29

25

22

1

10

1010

75

58

45

36

30

25

22

19

1

8

99

72

54

41

33

26

22

19

17

1

8

88

69

50

38

29

24

20

18

16

4

14

AK s

67

51

41

35

31

28

25

23

3

13

AQ s

67

50

40

33

29

26

23

21

3

11

AJ s

67

49

38

32

27

24

21

19

1

8

77

66

46

34

26

21

19

16

15

3

11

A10 s

66

47

37

31

26

23

20

18

3

12

AK

65

48

39

32

28

24

22

19

2

11

AQ

64

47

37

30

26

23

20

18

2

9

AJ

64

46

35

29

24

21

18

16

3

10

A9 s

64

45

34

28

23

20

18

16

3

11

KJ s

64

46

37

31

27

23

21

19

1

8

66

63

43

32

25

20

17

15

14

2

9

A10

63

44

34

28

23

20

17

15

4

12

KQ s

63

47

38

33

28

25

23

20

3

10

A8 s

63

44

33

27

22

19

17

15

3

11

K10 s

63

45

36

30

25

22

20

18

3

10

A7 s

62

42

31

25

21

18

16

14

2

8

A9

61

42

31

25

20

17

15

13

2

10

KQ

61

44

35

29

25

21

19

17

2

8

KJ

61

43

34

28

24

20

18

16

2

9

A6 s

61

41

31

24

20

17

15

14

2

9

A5 s

61

41

31

24

20

17

15

14

3

9

K9 s

61

43

33

27

23

20

17

15

1

6

55

60

40

29

22

19

16

14

13

2

8

A8

60

41

30

24

19

16

14

12

2

8

K10

60

42

33

27

22

19

17

15

4

10

QJ s

60

44

36

30

26

23

21

19

3

9

Q10 s

60

43

34

29

25

22

19

17

2

8

A7

59

39

28

22

18

15

13

11

2

9

A4 s

59

40

30

24

20

17

15

14

2

9

A3 s

59

39

29

23

20

17

15

13

3

9

K8 s

59

40

30

24

20

18

16

14

3

8

Q9 s

59

41

32

26

22

19

17

15

1

9

A6

58

38

28

21

17

14

12

11

1

9

A5

58

38

28

21

17

14

12

11

2

9

K9

58

40

30

24

20

17

14

12

2

8

QJ

58

41

33

27

23

20

17

15

4

8

J10 s

58

42

34

29

25

22

20

18

2

9

A2 s

58

38

28

23

19

17

15

13

2

9

K7 s

58

39

29

24

20

17

15

13

1

6

44

57

37

25

21

17

15

14

13

2

7

Q10

57

40

31

26

22

19

16

14

2

6

K6 s

57

38

28

23

19

16

14

13

3

8

Q8 s

57

38

29

24

20

17

15

14

1

7

A4

56

37

27

21

17

14

12

11

1

7

A3

56

36

26

20

17

14

12

10

2

7

K8

56

37

27

21

17

15

13

11

2

6

Q9

56

38

29

23

19

16

14

12

3

7

J9 s

56

40

31

26

22

19

17

15

1

7

A2

55

35

25

20

16

14

12

10

1

7

K7

55

36

26

21

17

14

12

10

2

7

J10

55

39

31

25

22

19

16

15

2

8

K4 s

55

36

26

21

18

15

14

12

2

8

Q7 s

55

36

27

22

18

16

14

12

3

7

J8 s

55

37

29

23

20

17

15

14

1

6

33

54

34

24

19

16

15

14

13

1

6

K6

54

35

25

20

16

13

11

10

2

6

Q8

54

35

26

21

17

14

12

11

4

8

T9 s

54

39

31

26

23

20

18

16

2

8

K3 s

54

35

26

21

17

15

13

12

1

8

Q6 s

54

35

26

21

17

15

13

12

1

6

K5

53

34

25

19

15

13

11

10

2

6

J9

53

37

28

23

19

16

14

12

2

8

K2 s

53

34

25

20

17

15

13

12

2

8

Q5 s

53

34

23

20

17

15

13

12

2

7

J7 s

53

35

27

21

18

15

14

12

1

6

K4

52

33

23

18

15

12

11

9

1

6

Q7

52

33

24

19

15

13

11

9

2

5

J8

52

34

26

20

17

14

12

11

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6

T9

52

32

28

23

19

16

14

13

2

8

Q4 s

52

33

24

19

16

14

12

11

1

6

K3

51

32

23

18

14

12

10

9

1

5

Q6

51

32

23

18

14

12

10

9

3

7

98 s

51

36

29

24

20

18

16

15

2

8

Q3 s

51

32

24

19

16

14

12

11

1

6

22

50

31

22

18

16

14

13

13

1

6

K2

50

31

22

17

14

12

10

9

1

5

Q5

50

31

20

17

14

12

10

9

2

7

J7

50

32

24

18

15

12

11

9

2

8

Q2 s

50

31

23

18

15

13

12

11

1

5

Q4

49

30

21

16

13

11

9

8

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Q3

48

29

21

16

13

11

9

8

2

5

98

48

33

25

20

17

14

12

11

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7

87 s

48

34

27

22

19

17

15

14

1

5

Q2

47

28

20

15

12

10

9

8

2

5

87

46

31

23

19

15

13

12

10

2

6

76 s

46

32

25

21

18

16

14

13

1

5

76

43

29

22

17

14

12

11

10

1

4

65 s

43

30

24

20

17

15

14

13

1

4

54 s

41

29

23

19

17

15

14

13

0

3

65

40

27

20

16

13

12

10

9

0

3

54

38

25

19

15

13

11

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9

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4

43 s

38

26

20

17

15

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11

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32 s

35

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43

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