Friday, July 06, 2012

A question for the Mathematically Superior

What are the odds of hitting a straight flush two hands in a row in Omaha? This happened to me last night on Black Chip Poker. Unfortunately, they did not pay off as well as I would have liked.

I did find one place online that claimed that the probability of getting a straight flush in Omaha is 0.000795 . I do not know if that is accurate or not.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?


Anonymous KenP said...

I think you want to multiply the two together.

That comes out: 0.000000632025

2:54 PM  
Blogger KenP said...

Oh, and the reciprocal is: 1582215.893358649 so it about a mil-six to one.

2:57 PM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

If you are saying that I am one in a million I could not agree with you more, Ken. Imagine all those silly people who think you never know what you're talking about ...

3:01 PM  
Blogger Lucki Duck said...

I crunched the numbers on the probability of hitting consecutive straight flushes and came up with "pretty damn slim."

If they were the same suit both times, your answer is "damn near impossible."

You're welcome. Where should I mail the bill?

4:37 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

Their astronomical, but I'm sure it is more likely to happen in freakin' Omaha than in Hold 'Em.

4:54 PM  
Blogger grrouchie said...

Either it happens or it doesn't

5:50 PM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

The poker grump might know.

11:16 PM  

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