Inside Straight (Gutshot)
Last Updated: May 17, 2022
Inside Straight Meaning – A Hand Missing a Card in the Middle to Make a Straight
An inside straight, also called a gutshot in poker slang, is a hand that contains four of the five cards needed for a straight.
Moreover, the only card missing for the straight falls right in the middle of the combination. This is the opposite of an open-ended or one-ended straight draw.
For example, a gutshot hand is a 9, 10, Q, K. The missing card is a J, which falls right in the middle between the lowest and highest ranked cards.
The odds for completing this draw are the same as the odds for completing a one-ended straight draw but lower than the odds for completing a standard straight draw.