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# poker hands

Submitted by mathman on Wed, 10/29/2008 - 21:33

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The relative values of the various hands in poker were set originally on the basis of relative frequency given five random cards. Currently most poker games are played on the basis of the best five card hand out of seven cards. What is the relative frequency of the various poker possibilities under this condition?

To illustate what could happen, if seventeen cards were given, then every hand would contain a five card flush, making it more common than a straight or three of a kind.

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## Re: poker hands

Where and what are the values (at PM) you refer to?

## Re: poker hands

Are you referring to the values given here at PM? I can't remember if I calculated those myself or copied them from the book I cite. If it's not too much trouble, can you compute a few hands assuming five random cards and tell me if it matches the values given here?