Poker at work

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  1. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I've never payed poker, but they keep giving us a card a day. The girl says I'm one card away from having something known as a "royal flush." I don't know what that is, but I'll have to look it up. Hopefully it's something good. Anyone know?
     
  2. Reality

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  3. Reality

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    I am not a big poker player, but a royal flush is a ten, jack, queen, king and ace of the same suit.

    It's the best hand in the game from what I remember.
     
  4. JohnnyTheFox

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    You be one card away but its extremely rare to get a royal flush.
    https://www.pokernews.com/poker-hands.htm
     
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  5. DeathMonkey

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    You need to host regular poker tournaments. They're fun. Do a cheap buy-in (like $5) and have 20 players. Say the Winner gets 70%, Second place gets 20%, and Host gets 10% (for providing the venue, chips, etc).

    It's a lot of fun, especially with games like Texas Hold'em.
     
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  6. Reverend Conehead

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    Have the Jack of spades, Queen of spades, King of spades, and Ace of spades. Looks like I just need the 10 of spades. It would be weird if I got that the very first time ever playing poker. I didn't even ask to play. She just started giving me cards.
     
  7. Reality

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    Would be funny if they knew that about you and the whole office was in on the joke of giving you a royal flush one card at a time :D
     
  8. Reverend Conehead

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    Hmmmmmmm. I wonder if they're doing that ............ except I picked each card from a deck. But maybe she did a magicians thing to make sure I got a certain card. Or maybe the cute girl just likes me ................. nah, less likely than a royal flush.
     
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  9. The Fonz

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    Maybe the whole deck is fixed for you... you can't go wrong
     
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  10. Tabascocat

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    I have been playing poker for years, like 35+ years and have never got a RF. I have seen a couple, once in Vegas and another online.

    i wonder how many decks you are picking a card from, the less decks the less chance to get that flush. It is a one deck game with like a 1 in 650K chance to hit it but you might be picking from hundreds of cards for more chances?
    I have gotten a straight flush many times along with four of a kind but that royal is a unicorn :muttley:
     
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  11. Reverend Conehead

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    There appear to be at least two decks. Some of the cards have a red back and others have a blue back.
     
  12. Runwildboys

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    If you're not using wild cards. Some people play 5 of a kind is the highest hand.
     
  13. Runwildboys

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    Are your cards all from the same color deck?
     
  14. Reality

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    If you are using multiple decks, then yes. I was assuming that since it was office poker, it was more traditional in that it was a single deck. Now that we know there are at least two decks, those rules don't apply so you would probably be right.
     
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  15. Runwildboys

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    I don't know what kind of poker it is, if she's just giving him cards, seemingly at random. I wonder if anyone else is being included in this game.
     
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  16. Reality

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    I'm still thinking "practical joke" here especially if the next card is a 10 of spades :D
     
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  17. Runwildboys

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    Agreed.
     
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  18. dreghorn2

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    I've never been dealt one live, but i've had 4 through the years online.

    Collected bonuses on 3 of them, the 4th i didn't use both hole cards.
     
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  19. CF74

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    Sounds like a set up...
     
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  20. DeathMonkey

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    Maybe the last card has her phone number on it.
     
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