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5 of a kind vs straight flush? Whats more rare?
IF there were 5 suits in a deck totaling 65 cards. What hand would be considered more rare if the same rules in hold em applied? 5 of a kind or a straight flush? My math is nowhere near the level it needs to be to calculate this but I will lean towards 5 of a kind.

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lol, I would think 5 of a kind would be slightly rarer. Since there are situations you could get open ended straight flush draw, but it would always be 1 card for 5 of a kind. 5 of a kind would probably be the same odds as a 5 suit royal.

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re: Poker & 5 of a kind vs straight flush? Whats more rare?
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The answer is simple and does not imply advance math.
In a normal 4color there are: 10 (straight flushes per suit)*4(total suits)= 40 straight flush 5card hand combinations 13 (four of a kind combinations) * (12 the kicker) = 156 5card poker hand combinations Therefore 40<156 = it`s harder to hit a straight flush In a 5color imaginary deck there would be: 50 straight flush 5card hand combinations 13 five of a kind 5card hand combinations Therefore hitting 5 of a kind it`s gonna be much harder than hitting a straight flush. P.S. I`m not 100% sure about this way of putting it so pls correct it if you find any flaws 
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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. 
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