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Video Poker How Rare is this hand?

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by theguru1981, Sep 23, 2015.

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  1. theguru1981

    theguru1981 Tourist

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    I was in Vegas this weekend with a big crew and managed to hit this at Cosmo high limit. I don't play a lot of video poker but got really lucky on this one. Full trip report to come. [​IMG]
     
  2. Snidely

    Snidely VIP Whale

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    Nice hit! I was dealt 4 aces in DDB over the weekend but it was a 3 hand nickel Ultimate X machine so I only won about $166.
     
  3. theguru1981

    theguru1981 Tourist

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    Still a great return on "investment"!!!
     
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    WOW...What a great feeling this must have been. Looking forward to this trip report!!!
     
  5. Ty

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    That's sexy!
    Congrats.
     
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    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Wow, that is very pretty! Congrats!
     
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  7. zignerlv

    zignerlv Low-Roller

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    I assume when you ask how rare you are asking for the odds of being dealt 4-2's. It's 1/54,145, a little more rare than getting a royal flush (not a dealt royal, any royal, ~1/45,000).
     
  8. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Sweet hit! Congratulations!!! Look forward to the TR later!

    The odds of either getting dealt quad 2s, 3s, or 4s with or without the kicker dealt to you is 3*48/2,598,960 = 1 in 18,048

    The odds of dealt 2s-4s without the kicker only: 3*36/2,598,960 = 1 in 24,064

    The odds of dealt 2s-4s with the kicker only: 3*12/2,598,960 = 1 in 72,093

    zignerlv has the correct number for deuces only.
     
  9. zignerlv

    zignerlv Low-Roller

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    Right, because that's what he was dealt.
     
  10. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    Nice hit!
     
  11. Lucky Louis

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    Holy !!!!!
     
  12. theguru1981

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    Thanks Tring and Zig... I don't play a lot of video poker and generally use it as a time to destress from playing blackjack. I guess it's better to be lucky than good :)

    The only unfortunate part about that hit was it was right before dinner at STK where I was footing the bill for 11 of my buddies. Needless to say my big win encouraged them to order whatever they wanted :)
     
  13. theguru1981

    theguru1981 Tourist

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    Also, in that particular game, would you give up a dealt full house if you were had three A's-4's???
     
  14. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    Tring is probably the expert, but I think you would drop one of the 4s and pray for a few Aces?
     
  15. Rubos

    Rubos Low-Roller

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    Not rare at all - doesn't everyone hit this a few times a trip????

    Nice hit btw
     
  16. grosx2

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    Hold the the three aces only.
     
  17. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Thanks! In Triple Double Bonus, you hold kickers, but in standard DDB, you don't.


    Right.

    And hold 2s-4s full as long as the full house is 40 credits or more, break 2s-4s full if the full house is 35 or less (yikes!).
     
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  19. GeorgeJ.

    GeorgeJ. Low-Roller

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    I don't think I've ever pulled a Royal Flush on a 100-play machine even when I've held 4 to the Royal...the only time I've gotten a Royal on a 100-hand VP machine was at Southpoint several years ago when I was dealt a Royal so got it on all 100 hands. But since I was playing 1 cent, I believe it only paid $125 for 100 Royals..
     
  20. theguru1981

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    Wow.... That is a beautiful sight.
     
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