re: Poker & 5 of a kind vs straight flush? Whats more rare?
5card deck quints:
(4/64)(3/63)(2/62)(1/61) = 1/635376
5card deck straight flush:
Total combos order doesn't matter = 65 choose 5 = 8259888
Total combos for SF where order doesn't matter = 10*5 = 50
50/8259888 = 1/165197.76
So you will get quints every 635,376 hands and a straight flush every 165,197.76 hands.
Note that this confirms that sky's method was correct (and much much simpler) because 50/13 also = 3.85
Therefore the straight flush is between 3 and 4 times as likely as 5 of a kind.
