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Old 12-10-2002, 09:51 PM
Carl_William Carl_William is offline
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Default Re: Hold\'em Probability Puzzler


I don't know how to solve your problem definition yet -- at least in a closed analytical form. I do know how to solve the problem using brute force (Monte Carlo technique). Just randomly deal out integer numbers from 1 to 1326 until all 1326 numbers are in this sequence sample. Then count how many (deals) it took to get this sample. Repeat this sequence sample process over and over, each time recording how many deals were required. Keep a running average of the deals required for each sequence -- when the running average converges within say plus or minus one deal you will have a pretty accurate answer to your problem.

Carl William
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