Originally Posted by RichKo
When your at a full ring table you don't factor in 9 players x 2 cards and subtract 18 and board cards when making your decisions??? I dont think.
I think I would for flushes and the like but many disagree. I just figure that if I need one card of a suit to make my flush and 18 cards have already been dealt, then I doubt there are 9 of the suit I need left in the deck. More than likely, a few of my suit have already been dealt to other players besides me and the board; therefore my odds are worse than 9/47 -- they are more like 5/29. But these odds are very close, so maybe it's just easier to calculate from 47.
As for the OP, I think the question is a matter of straight probability equations. Unfortunately, it's been many years since I studied this and I can't remember how to add or multiply running cards. If I find some time I might go back and relearn it. It's something like (chance of first card being A,K,Q,J out of 52 cards times (or plus) chance of second card being A,K,Q,J out of 51 cards, times (or plus) chance of third card being A,K,Q,J out of 50 cards, etc., etc. Sorry I can't remember any more than this right now.