What is Playability in Poker?

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Last Updated: January 31, 2024


Playability in poker is the overall potential a player’s hole cards have after the flop. Properly evaluating a hand’s playability helps the player avoid being dominated. A hand’s perceived pre-flop strength doesn’t necessarily mean it has good playability.

Playability Poker Example:

For instance, a suited T 9 hand offers much better playability than an offsuit K T hand. This is because the T 9 hand can improve in more ways compared to the K T hand, as the cards are both suited and connected.

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