Thursday, January 03, 2008

5 of a Kinds?

Just for clarification purposes, have we come up yet with how we’re going to handle what happens when a player has in their hole the exact same card as one of the community cards?  As an example, say I have an Ace of Spades and an Ace of Clubs in my hole.  The Community Cards flop as 2 of Diamonds, Ace of Spades, Ace of Clubs, Ace of Hearts, and Ace of Diamonds.  Beyond being incredibly unlikely, would this result in a five of a kind, or would the Ace of Spades and Ace of Clubs in my hole be canceled out by the community cards?  Just a thought, seeing as how we’re all dealt cards out of our own decks, and then the dealer deals out of yet another deck.

One possible solution could be for the dealer to deal random numbers.  Another might be for the Dealer to pull out of their deck all of the cards that have already been drawn up by other players, though that could be quite the chore for the Dealer.

Or perhaps we should re-examine the idea of every player being dealt cards from one deck, via computer?


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