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mdb
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Prob. of flush in 7 card stud with three-flush after 4th street?
#12868460 - 11/08/07 04:55 PM

In The Theory of poker on page 95, Sklansky says that there is 9-to-1 chance against making flush (spades) when you have a 3-flush (spades) after 4th street. In the example sited, there is only 1 opponent, and you see two of his exposed cards- both cards are not spades.

I am not sure why my math is incorrect.

I have {10/46 * 9/45 * 44/44) *3! = 26.1% - a very different result!!

Anyone know the correct math.

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roggles

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Re: Prob. of flush in 7 card stud with three-flush after 4th street? [Re: mdb]
#12869461 - 11/08/07 05:57 PM

There are many combinations which you count a lot of times in that.

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Re: Prob. of flush in 7 card stud with three-flush after 4th street? [Re: roggles]
#12870831 - 11/08/07 07:28 PM

Well, 10/46*9/45 is 4.34%, not 26%, for a start.

Counting more carefully to avoid duplicates:

You can get three spades, 10/46*9/45*8/44 = 0.79%

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Re: Prob. of flush in 7 card stud with three-flush after 4th street? [Re: Siegmund]
#12876795 - 11/09/07 05:56 AM

(edit: the answer below provides the wrong answer... though I don't quite understand why)

10/46 * (9/45 + 9/44)

which is 8.79%, or 1 in 11.37.

Edited by pococurante (11/09/07 06:20 AM)

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Re: Prob. of flush in 7 card stud with three-flush after 4th street? [Re: pococurante]
#12876924 - 11/09/07 06:19 AM

total: 11.047%, or 1 in 9.05.

Clearly this is the correct answer. Can someone point out to me why my earlier answer is wrong, though? Why doesn't that provide the correct result?

mdb: Does the book actually say "9 to 1"? It's 8 to 1, or 1 in 9... it's a mistake in the book if it says 9 to 1.

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