re: Poker & counting of cards
You can't count cards like at blackjack...but I suppose you could could the cards you see. It's way more obvious and small scale tho, like if 3 kings come on the flop and you have a king, you know that no one else can have a king. Same as flush draws, and other pairs. It's more of a "you have 2 cards, and need those to pair up or whatever" So if you have 2 spades, you know there are 13 total spades, so you have 11 chances out of the remaining 50 cards (cuz you don't know the other players cards). And you need 3 of them to flip. But the running a count on the cards to tell if they are 'Hot' is not applicable. It's more of a statistics game.