View Full Version : WPT error

06-26-2003, 02:38 AM
There was an error in one of the quiz answers they gave on the World Poker Tour show tonight. They asked "what are the odds of a 4 of a kind showing up on the board?", and they gave the answer as 1 in 54,145. This is off by a factor of exactly 13, and it corresponds to the chance of getting one particular 4 of a kind, like 4 aces for example. The correct answer is 13*48/C(52,5) = 1 in 4,165.

06-26-2003, 09:08 PM
good info - that number struck me as surprisingly high ....espcially when compared with the number of times i've seen it happen in my own play.

of course, it still takes longer than every 5,000 hands to see quads on the board in actual play since not all hands are played to the river.