Kings and Peasants
I good good help on my previous question on odds
, so I'm hoping someone can solve this problem for me. I play cards with a group of buddies, and sometimes, just to make things more interesting, the dealer will call a game that has wild cards in it... and includes the hand of "5 of a kind"... (hey, don't judge us !!).
We always argue about where to place this "5 of a kind" hand in the proper ranking. I always argue that it should fall below a straight flush... they always argue it should be ABOVE the Royal Flush...ie: it is the highest hand possible.
Here's the game. You're dealt five cards. The lowest card in your hand is wild, as are all Kings. You have one chance to throw away the cards you do not like and redraw to fill your hand of five (ie: just like 5 card draw).
So... if you have 2S-10H-JackH-QueenH-King Clubs, you have a Royal Flush (the deuce of spades is wild because it is the low card in your hand, and the King is also wild. These two wild cards with your 10H, JH, QH makes the Royal).
Another example, you have a natural Full House 4H-4C-10D-10H-10C, the fours are wild, making your hand 5-of-a-kind (five 10's). Same for a natural 4-of-a-kind...it's an automatic 5-of-a-kind hand because the lowest card in your hand will be wild.
This might be a tougher nut to crack, given all of the possible hands when wild cards are being played. If anyone can help identify where in the ranking a 5-of-a-kind hand should be placed, along with a good explanation I can share at the table, please do let me know.