Originally Posted by DDylann1101
I have calculated that the most possible number of outs on the river (i.e. cards to come on the river that will WIN not draw the hand) is 27.
Take the situation:
Hero has Ks 8s, Villain has 7c, 7h.
10s Js, 10d, Qc
The villain has the following outs:
9 spade outs for flush/straight flush
2 queens (one is a spade)
3 aces (one is a spade)
3 nines (one is a spade)
That adds up to 26 outs on the river.
Let me know if I have made a mistake anywhere.
Your post title says 26 outs, as does your "adds up" line. The first sentence of the post, though, says 27 outs. I'm pretty sure you think the correct answer is 26, but it's hard to be certain given the use of both 26 and 27.
Regardless, you incorrectly counted the 7 of spades as an out for the drawing hand, since that card gives the pocket 7s a boat vs. the drawing hand's K-high flush. So the actual number of outs is 25.
And this example, like the previous ones, is totally contrived. Played reasonably well, one of these hands is going to think they are WAY behind well before the river, so we aren't getting to the river unless the players are total droolers.