kessdarln
kessdarln
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April 27th, 2019 at 11:32:56 PM permalink
Mostly curious because it is baffling. Been playing Pai Gow for some time and I get 3-4 card flushes all the time, some of those are straights. 5 card flushes are also not uncommon, but a natural full house is not so common. None of these include the joker. Recently started playing High Card Flush and I find myself getting a lot of trips and full houses, but very few flushes and then only 3 cards and not a 3-card straight. it is baffling to say the least since they are both 7 cards. The only difference seems to be the order the cards are dealt.

I get it, it's gambling and win/loss isn't my question, really. Before playing High Card Flush, I was sure I would get flushes all the time. Any insight why it's so different? How each game seems to deal what would be a winner in the other game.

Thanks, just curious. :-)
Zcore13
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April 28th, 2019 at 1:52:49 AM permalink
Quote: kessdarln

Mostly curious because it is baffling. Been playing Pai Gow for some time and I get 3-4 card flushes all the time, some of those are straights. 5 card flushes are also not uncommon, but a natural full house is not so common. None of these include the joker. Recently started playing High Card Flush and I find myself getting a lot of trips and full houses, but very few flushes and then only 3 cards and not a 3-card straight. it is baffling to say the least since they are both 7 cards. The only difference seems to be the order the cards are dealt.

I get it, it's gambling and win/loss isn't my question, really. Before playing High Card Flush, I was sure I would get flushes all the time. Any insight why it's so different? How each game seems to deal what would be a winner in the other game.

Thanks, just curious. :-)



Just the short term luck of the draw or selective memory. If you are not including the joker the chances for each hand are the same in both games.


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SkittleCar1
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April 28th, 2019 at 4:40:35 AM permalink
The same with Mississippi Stud and Let It Ride. It's almost the same game just played backwards. I could play 10 hands of Let It Ride and not see a high pair. Mississippi Stud I see them all the time.
FinsRule
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April 28th, 2019 at 7:57:52 AM permalink
Itís selective memory.
Gialmere
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April 28th, 2019 at 2:35:24 PM permalink
You should try giving Asia Poker a whirl. If your hand splits the difference, and you get a 4-card flush from PGP and a pair from HCF, you'll win a lot of games. Try it for free here.

Quote: Zcore13

Just the short term luck of the draw or selective memory. If you are not including the joker the chances for each hand are the same in both games.


ZCore13


Obviously I'm being tongue-in-cheek and ZC is absolutely correct but, from your post, I do think AP is a game right up your alley.
Last edited by: Gialmere on Apr 28, 2019
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.

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