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# In the highly unlikely event that four poker players each holds a royal flush of a different suit, is there any way to determine a winner?

Question #112103. Asked by Arpeggionist. (Jan 14 10 5:38 AM)

looney_tunes

No. In poker, all suits are equal, so all royal flushes are equal.

http://www.pagat.com/vying/pokerrank.html

Notwithstanding, in my family we used to use the suit rankings as in Bridge (Spades highest, then Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs) to decide between hands that were officially of equal value. Since we played for plastic chips that all went back in the game box after someone had managed to gather them all and end the game, it made things more satisfactory to have a clear winner on each hand.

 Jan 14 10, 5:46 AM
great2beme

The odds of getting a royal flush are 649,740:1 so the chances of 4 people have it would be 2,598,960:1.... if I did the calculations correct.

 Jan 14 10, 5:50 AM
star_gazer

Flush: Five cards of the same suit.

In the event of a tie: The player holding the highest ranked card wins. If necessary, the second-highest, third-highest, fourth-highest, and fifth-highest cards can be used to break the tie. If all five cards are the same ranks, the pot is split. The suit itself is never used to break a tie in poker.

http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/games/rules/hand-rankings/

 Jan 14 10, 7:10 PM

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 In Texas Hold 'Em, what are the odds of making either a straight, a flush or a straight-flush by the river when dealt suited connectors? (I would like to see the math.) For those who are great at probability, but don't know poker: A deck of 52 cards contains 4 suits (spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs) and each suit contains 13 cards (2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-J-Q-K-A in that order - aces can be high or low). In poker, each person is dealt two cards (hole cards) and then five cards that everyone can use are placed face-up and you have to make the best five card hand out of those seven cards. The first three are called the flop, the fourth is called the turn, and the fifth is called the river. A flush is you have five cards of the same suit, a straight is when you have any five cards in a row (ex. 8-9-10-J-Q) and a straight flush is when you have five cards in a row of the same suit. Suited connectors are two cards dealt to you of the same suit that are one apart (ex: 9-10 of hearts).

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