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Odds of two players getting three-of-a-kind in a game of poker?

  1. Feb 24, 2009 #1
    from another thread on probability:

    What are the odds of two players getting three-of-a-kind in a game of poker?
    My first idea was to square the chance for three-of-a-kind for one player, but that doesn't seem right to me since it doesn't take the shared cards on the table into account.
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2009 #2

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    Re: poker probability

    How many players? How many decks? Do you count a hand as a 3-of-a-kind even if a better hand is possible?
     
  4. Feb 25, 2009 #3
    Re: poker probability

    never mind, solved.
     
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