hello dear kent,

i have problem about why three players together have Pocket card

is this a bug?

when one of my player has a Pocket card (44) the others have a same hand (99) and (KK)

can you fix this ?

thanks for helping

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hello dear kent,

i have problem about why three players together have Pocket card

is this a bug?

when one of my player has a Pocket card (44) the others have a same hand (99) and (KK)

can you fix this ?

thanks for helping

i have problem about why three players together have Pocket card

is this a bug?

when one of my player has a Pocket card (44) the others have a same hand (99) and (KK)

can you fix this ?

thanks for helping

- datis
**Posts:**28**Joined:**Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:06 pm

datis wrote:is this a bug?

No, it's just a coincidence. It would only be a bug if it never happens.

can you fix this ?

I'm kind of busy working on my time travel machine but fixing the law of random numbers is next on my list. In the mean time, please read the Background section for the Card Shuffling Simulator here:

http://www.briggsoft.com/docs/pmavens/Utilities.htm#shuffle

- Kent Briggs
- Site Admin
**Posts:**3806**Joined:**Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:47 pm

Just for my own amusement, I used the card shuffling simulator (linked above) and generated 1 mission shuffles. I then wrote a little routine that counted the number of pairs dealt in each hand. Output looked like this for a 10-handed table:

Players: 10

Hands: 1000000

0 pairs: 546820

1 pairs: 338673

2 pairs: 95953

3 pairs: 16443

4 pairs: 1964

5 pairs: 142

6 pairs: 5

7 pairs: 0

8 pairs: 0

9 pairs: 0

10 pairs: 0

So the odds of at least 3 players getting dealt pocket pairs is about 1.86% (16443+1964+142+5 / 1000000), or about 1 in every 54 hands.

Players: 10

Hands: 1000000

0 pairs: 546820

1 pairs: 338673

2 pairs: 95953

3 pairs: 16443

4 pairs: 1964

5 pairs: 142

6 pairs: 5

7 pairs: 0

8 pairs: 0

9 pairs: 0

10 pairs: 0

So the odds of at least 3 players getting dealt pocket pairs is about 1.86% (16443+1964+142+5 / 1000000), or about 1 in every 54 hands.

- Kent Briggs
- Site Admin
**Posts:**3806**Joined:**Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:47 pm

tnx dear kennt for answer

but my player tell me about this

thank you anyway

but my player tell me about this

thank you anyway

- datis
**Posts:**28**Joined:**Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:06 pm

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