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kingstalker
01-04-2004, 11:12 PM
Anybody know the odds of a player getting 4 of a kind two hands in a row in Texas hold them? Got busted out in a tournament today by a player who halved my stack when I had K-K vs Q-Q and we got it all in before the flop, and then got kncoked out on the very next hand when I had A-Q vs his 8-8 and he floped 4 of a kind again.

anduril
01-05-2004, 01:34 AM
I'm not sure of the odds but I don't think that could possibly have sucked anymore than it did. I feel you man, right here

kingstalker
01-05-2004, 02:40 AM
what really sucked about the first one was that the board came down 10-Q-8-Q and then to add insult to injury a king came down on the river giveing me a useless boat, on the very next hand when the same guy got 4 of a kind again I let out a weird maniac laughter when I saw him get the 4 again, time to go to the doctor for a check up!

hukilai
01-05-2004, 11:34 PM
The odds of having four of a kind is 0.00024. So, to have four of a kind in two hands in a row is about one chance from 16,000,000 (sixteen million) /images/graemlins/smile.gif

bigpooch
01-06-2004, 02:25 AM
In holdem, if someone has a pocket pair, his chances of
making four of a kind (using his pocket pair) are

C(48,3)/C(50,5) = 17296/2118760 = 0.0081633

Squaring the above yields 0.0000066639. Of course, there
are less likely scenarios such as having quads on board or
making quads with just one card. For the case of making
quads with two different ranks in the holdem hand, the
number of combinations is:

2xC(47,2) = 2162

So for someone to have quads two hand in a row, the chances
(with this added possibility) are about 0.000084340. Of
course, your opponent did you in by the usual way!

kingstalker
01-06-2004, 03:14 AM
Im not very good at math, is your number the same as the other guys 1 in 16 million? Basically I want to know so I can tell my friends about my bad beats and the odds of a certain occurance happening.

bigpooch
01-06-2004, 04:38 AM
Actually, the first number is exactly 2/245 so it is
15,005.25 to 1 against, not as rare as the other poster had
suggested (I think he had in mind a game other than holdem).

bigpooch
01-06-2004, 04:57 AM
Sorry, my post did not go as I intended. It's actually
15005.25 to 1 against someone with a pocket pair to make
quads twice in a row.

BruceZ
01-06-2004, 07:17 AM
C(48,3)/C(50,5) = 17296/2118760 = 0.0081633

Squaring the above yields 0.0000066639. Of course, there
are less likely scenarios such as having quads on board or
making quads with just one card.

It is actually MORE likely that you will make quads by using just 1 card from your hand than with a pair in the hole when you factor in the probability of getting dealt a non-pair which is 16 times the probability of getting dealt a pair. You can also get a pair on one round and a non-pair on the other.

[ (1/17)*C(48,3) + (16/17)*2*C(47,2) ]^2 / C(50,5)^2
= 481,866 to 1

This includes everything except the split pot with quads on board.

If we only consider pairs in the hole, then it is (1/17)^2 to get dealt a pair twice in a row, times 1/1,5006.25 to make quads after we get the pair, or 4,336,805 to 1 all together to get dealt a pair and make quads twice in a row. So it is much less likely to do it with a pairs alone than with non-pairs by about a factor of 10.

BruceZ
01-06-2004, 07:23 AM
It's actually 15005.25 to 1 against someone with a pocket pair to make quads twice in a row.

This assumes we already have the pairs twice in a row. The probability of being dealt a pair is 1/17, and it is (1/17)^2 to be dealt a pair twice in a row. So all together it is (1/17)^2*(1/15006.25) or 4,336,805 to 1.

If we consider the cases where we make quads with just 1 hole card, it becomes about 10 times more likely. See my other post in this thread.

BruceZ
01-06-2004, 08:00 AM
The odds of having four of a kind is 0.00024. So, to have four of a kind in two hands in a row is about one chance from 16,000,000 (sixteen million)

The 0.00024 is off by a factor of 2, so the final answer is off by a factor of 4 (should be about 4 million).
(1/17)*C(48,3)/C(50,5) = 0.00048. This is the probability of getting dealt a pair and making quads. If you show your work, we can figure out where the factor of 2 went. Your answer would be correct for pat quads in 5 card draw. That is 13*48/C(52,5) = 0.00024.

For 7 card poker, this would be 13*C(48,3)/C(52,7) = 0.001681. This would include all quads, using both, one, or neither hole card. The chance of this twice in a row would be 1 in 354,025. The difference between this and the other answers is that it includes the cases where quads is on the board in addition to using 1 hole card or a pair in the hole, so it includes all quads. The case of quads on the board is not always a split pot as I refered to it earlier unless both players use the board for the kicker.

southerndog
01-06-2004, 05:35 PM
I did it at Foxwoods a coupla weeks ago!!

Wenona
01-07-2004, 02:46 AM
This happened in a game I was in recently - just shows anything is possible.

Consecutive games - same player - pair of twos in hole both times - flops quad two's BOTH times!!!! 2 games running!!!!

These were consecutive games!!!

Game 1:
POKERSTARS GAME #217297639: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT (\$0.10/\$0.25) - 2003/12/21 - 19:43:45 (ET)
Table 'Ruchbah' Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: JoeNFC (\$14.30 in chips)
Seat 2: simuni24 (\$8.75 in chips)
Seat 3: dr.vrp (\$2.75 in chips)
Seat 4: harly (\$16.15 in chips)
Seat 5: oktoplay (\$12.50 in chips)
Seat 6: keeldog (\$11.90 in chips)
Seat 7: paul_bunyan (\$36.25 in chips)
Seat 8: Wenona (\$25.10 in chips)
Seat 9: RcknSully (\$22.05 in chips)
simuni24: posts small blind \$0.10
dr.vrp: posts big blind \$0.25
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Wenona [7d Ts]
harly: calls \$0.25
oktoplay: folds
keeldog: calls \$0.25
paul_bunyan: folds
Wenona: folds
RcknSully: calls \$0.25
JoeNFC: folds
simuni24: calls \$0.15
dr.vrp: checks
*** FLOP *** [Ac 2s 2c]
simuni24: checks
dr.vrp: checks
harly: bets \$0.25
keeldog: folds
RcknSully: raises \$0.75 to \$1
simuni24: folds
dr.vrp: folds
harly: calls \$0.75
*** TURN *** [Ac 2s 2c] [4h]
harly: checks
RcknSully: bets \$1.25
harly: calls \$1.25
*** RIVER *** [Ac 2s 2c 4h] [8c]
harly: checks
RcknSully: bets \$1
harly: raises \$12.65 to \$13.65 and is all-in
RcknSully: folds
harly collected \$7.40 from pot
harly: shows [2d 2h] (four of a kind, Deuces)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot \$7.75 | Rake \$0.35
Board [Ac 2s 2c 4h 8c]
Seat 1: JoeNFC (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: simuni24 (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: dr.vrp (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 4: harly collected (\$7.40)
Seat 5: oktoplay folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: keeldog folded on the Flop
Seat 7: paul_bunyan folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Wenona folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: RcknSully folded on the River

Next Game:

POKERSTARS GAME #217299581: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT (\$0.10/\$0.25) - 2003/12/21 - 19:45:37 (ET)
Table 'Ruchbah' Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: JoeNFC (\$14.30 in chips)
Seat 2: simuni24 (\$8.50 in chips)
Seat 3: dr.vrp (\$2.50 in chips)
Seat 4: harly (\$20.05 in chips)
Seat 5: oktoplay (\$12.50 in chips)
Seat 6: keeldog (\$11.65 in chips)
Seat 7: paul_bunyan (\$36.25 in chips)
Seat 8: Wenona (\$25.10 in chips)
Seat 9: RcknSully (\$18.55 in chips)
RcknSully said, "vn"
dr.vrp: posts small blind \$0.10
dr.vrp said, "vnh"
harly: posts big blind \$0.25
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Wenona [8h Qh]
oktoplay: raises \$0.25 to \$0.50
keeldog: calls \$0.50
paul_bunyan: calls \$0.50
Wenona: folds
RcknSully: folds
JoeNFC: folds
simuni24: folds
JoeNFC is sitting out
dr.vrp: folds
harly: calls \$0.25
*** FLOP *** [Ks 2s 2h]
harly said, "tx"
harly: bets \$0.25
oktoplay: calls \$0.25
keeldog: calls \$0.25
dr.vrp said, "got em again ??"
paul_bunyan: calls \$0.25
*** TURN *** [Ks 2s 2h] [6s]
harly: checks
oktoplay: bets \$0.50
keeldog: calls \$0.50
paul_bunyan: raises \$1.50 to \$2
harly: calls \$2
oktoplay: folds
keeldog: calls \$1.50
*** RIVER *** [Ks 2s 2h 6s] [Ah]
harly: bets \$17.30 and is all-in
keeldog: folds
paul_bunyan: calls \$17.30
*** SHOW DOWN ***
harly: shows [2d 2c] (four of a kind, Deuces)
paul_bunyan: mucks hand
keeldog said, "wow"
harly collected \$42.05 from pot
oktoplay said, "twiceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot \$44.20 | Rake \$2.15
Board [Ks 2s 2h 6s Ah]
Seat 1: JoeNFC folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: simuni24 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: dr.vrp (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: harly (big blind) showed [2d 2c] and won (\$42.05) with four of a kind, Deuces
Seat 5: oktoplay folded on the Turn
Seat 6: keeldog folded on the River
Seat 7: paul_bunyan mucked [6c 6h] - a full house, Sixes full of Deuces
Seat 8: Wenona folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: RcknSully folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Ever seen anything like it? /images/graemlins/confused.gif