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  • Alright, I see a problem. Duplicates. Eg,

    K 2 2 2 2 and 2 K 2 2 2 are both the same hand, but the above considers one king-high and the other ace-high. (2s are wild.)

    Not sure how to represent the problem now.


    • When wild cards are used in poker doesn't five of a kind become the highest hand? At least that's what I vaguely recall from Hoyle.

      A brief skimming of wikipedia and the wikibooks for poker doesn't show that but then again I would think the odds of 5 of a kind shouldn't be much different than four of a kind except that it's a specific 4 cards that are needed.

      Not sure how it really affects your calculations though.

      • Well, this isn't real poker, but instead video poker, where the rules are made up and people like it that way. But five of a kind is the highest paying hand in one of these. The other, five 3-5's, five 6-k, and five aces are all separate hands, and flush comes before four 2s (four wilds). So the number of card combinations that have a chance to match as a hand does vary by game. Simply subtracting out things that overlap, like subtracting out non-royal flushes and four 2s seems to work, at least for the