# You Have a 1/221 Chance of Being Dealt Pocket Aces

Q: What are the Odds of Being Dealt Pocket Aces?

A: Every player dreams about being dealt pocket Aces, especially during crucial situations in tournaments.

You are playing in a tournament with massive payouts. A player in early position pushes all-in. The player in front of you goes all-in as well. You look down at pocket Aces. You have both of these players covered. This is the situation that poker players dream about.

The question becomes - what are the odds of being dealt pocket Aces?

To figure this out, we first need to know the number of the cards in the deck, and that is 52.

Now, what are the odds of getting dealt a single Ace from the deck of 52 cards? There are 4 Aces, so you have a 4 in 52 chance of getting dealt an Ace.

You have now been dealt an Ace, so there are 3 Aces left in the deck, and 51 other cards left in the deck. This means that you have a 3 in 51 chance of getting dealt the second Ace AFTER having been dealt the first.

Now, to figure out the odds of getting dealt two Aces, we need to multiply 13 (representing the 1 in 13 chance of being dealt the first Ace) by 17 (representing the 1 in 17 chance of being dealt the second Ace). So, the equation looks like this:

We have a 1 in (13 * 17) chance of being dealt Pocket Aces, or 1 in 221. So, we have a less than 0.5% chance of being dealt pocket Aces.

Please note: the number of players at the table is irrelevant in determining your chances of being dealt pocket Aces. There are still 52 cards in the deck, and you still have a 1 in 221 chance of being dealt pocket Aces.