richodude
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January 19th, 2023 at 7:41:21 PM permalink
I have developed a puzzle based around the rules of poker.

The objective is simple: figure out which card outranks which. I designed this to be able to solve completely logically. As a bonus you can tell me how a royal flush is possible.

The puzzle is that the cards have been replaced with Spongebob characters and each card represents the value of a playing card. There are 8 characters: Krabs, Larry, Patrick, Pearl, Plankton, Sandy, Spongebob, and Squidward (alphabetically). This of course means not all playing card ranks will be used and there are no suits. Finding the exact rank of the cards is impossible with this information.

The Rules:
  1. There are seven photos showing a 2-player Texas Hold'em hand along with a caption stating who won for each picture.
  2. player A is the above hand and player B is the Below hand
  3. All poker hands are calculated to the 5th card. This does not mean the 5th card will always play.
  4. There is a special rule to allow straight/royal flushes although there are no normal flushes. A normal flush is the only hand that cannot be achieved with these rules.
  5. You start with a running total of 15 points. For every hint revealed, a respective amount of points are removed.

IMAGES:
can't post links D: paste "com/a/OzNrE2Y" as the extension on imgur.

HINTS: priced based on usefulness

I had these cards lying around from an arcade run at the second best paying machine, the SpongeBob coin pusher, just behind the ATM. I thought one day if I assigned all the cards a different number, it could make for some interesting blackjack strategy


Using the actual values, the deck composition is +1 for the Hi-Lo player. Krabs, Larry, Patrick, Pearl, Plankton, Sandy, Spongebob, and Squidward. - 2,2,4,1,3,3,1,and 2 respectively.


I assigned the cards based on the number that was closest to their picture. patrick and plankton got assigned numbers tactically


There is only one possible combination for a straight


The special plankton yields a royal flush. the original intent was for it to be a straight flush when involved in the community cards and a royal flush when in the hole cards. This makes no difference in a 2-player game since there is only one of these plankton.


I imagine there is some flaw in my puzzle so if you can find one and give logical proof this cannot be solved great job!
unJon
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January 19th, 2023 at 7:50:52 PM permalink
Can you use the insert image button on the board when you go to post?
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
richodude
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January 19th, 2023 at 8:38:20 PM permalink
unless im dumb (which is likely) url disappears after pressing preview post when using [image=url] maybe I used the wrong URL? i tried the imgur link and my filepath both disappear
unJon
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January 19th, 2023 at 8:42:10 PM permalink
Quote: richodude

unless im dumb (which is likely) url disappears after pressing preview post when using [image=url] maybe I used the wrong URL? i tried the imgur link and my filepath both disappear
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Itís because you donít have enough posts. Maybe a mid will help you out. Or make 4 more posts (I think itís 20).
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
richodude
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January 19th, 2023 at 9:02:41 PM permalink
ye ill get 4 posts soon. Making arbitrary ones seems kinda cheeky. Mods are usually pretty clutch though and bless the posts. This one needs a full-on exorcism to fix though...
Dieter
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January 20th, 2023 at 3:38:54 AM permalink
Quote: richodude

ye ill get 4 posts soon. Making arbitrary ones seems kinda cheeky. Mods are usually pretty clutch though and bless the posts. This one needs a full-on exorcism to fix though...
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Hmph. I do not carry a pretty clutch, I use a tool bag as my man-purse (when not using my casino logo fanny pack).

https://imgur.io/a/OzNrE2Y
May the cards fall in your favor.
Mental
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January 20th, 2023 at 7:52:32 AM permalink
I do not know the SpongeBob characters. Why didn't you give this puzzle as a set of ascii characters? I am not sure I have the time to encode the puzzle by looking at all the photos.
Mental
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January 20th, 2023 at 8:30:48 AM permalink
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I do not know the SpongeBob characters. Why didn't you give this puzzle as a set of ascii characters? I am not sure I have the time to encode the puzzle by looking at all the photos.
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A - 1 2 - 3 3 3 3 4 - 5 4
A - 6 7 - 5 3 2 1 3 - 9 9
B - 7 4 - 5 8 3 5 3 - 1 4
B - 4 2 - 9 2 9 3 4 - 3 7
B - 3 5 - 7 1 2 4 8 - 3 6
T - 4 8 - 2 3 3 2 8 - 7 4
T - 4 4 - 8 5 2 8 2 - 1 7
Last edited by: Mental on Jan 20, 2023
richodude
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January 22nd, 2023 at 3:13:04 AM permalink
New thread with picture embeds! https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/general/37898-unique-poker-puzzle-with-pictures-now/#post879491

Yatta 20 posts. Don't interact with this post further. I'd delete it but didn't see a delete button D:

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