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Dice Probability


The chance to throw a certain required number of pips (for instance 5) with at least one of the two dice is about 31%. The chance to throw two required numbers (for instance 3 and 6) is nearly 6% and the chance to throw a certain double is almost 3%.
In the table and graph below you can find the chances to throw a certain amount of pips, whether this is with one die, or with two dice together:

Amount of pips: Chance: Amount of pips: Chance:
2 33% 10 8%
3 39% 11 6%
4 42% 12 8%
5 42% 15 3%
6 47% 16 3%
7 17% 18 3%
8 17% 20 3%
9 14% 24 3%


Dice probability

Below you can find the table and graph which present the chance to take one or two checkers off the bar with a certain amount of open points.

Open points: 1 checker: 2 checkers:
1 31% 3%
2 55% 11%
3 75% 25%
4 89% 44%
5 97% 69%
6 100% 100%


Chance to get off the bar