re: Poker & straight vs flush
I used to think the same thing as the OP. Straights *seemed* like they'd be harder to get than flushes, but that's not the case.
If you do the math there are:
1,098,240 ways to make one pair
123,552 ways to make two pair
54,912 ways to make three of a kind
10,200 ways to make a straight
5,108 ways to make a flush
3,744 ways to make a full house
624 to make four of a kind
36 ways to make a straight flush
4 ways to make a royal flush
I like how cAPSLOCK puts it:
Originally Posted by cAPSLOCK
Look at it this way...
You hold 89h.
The cards that can help you make a straight are:
But the cards that help you make a flush are:
A234567TJQK of hearts only.