WPC Round 5

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WPC Round 5

Postby sf2l » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:19 pm

Is the solution unique? in spite of the fact that the joker can assume different values?
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Re: WPC Round 5

Postby Deyan Razsadov » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:31 pm

During testing I came to the solution logically.
Of course, the puzzle is complicated and without trying all possible combinations of using joker I cannot prove it's the only solution.
If you can find another valid solution, you'll get points for the puzzle.
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Re: WPC Round 5

Postby Para » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:27 am

Can the joker assume a card already appearing in the grid?
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Re: WPC Round 5

Postby GaS » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:34 am

1) It is needed to write the Joker "value" in the 2 directions?

2) is Q, K, A, 2, 3, or similar, a Straigth (Flush or not)? I'm almost sure it isn't but better to ask...

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Re: WPC Round 5

Postby Deyan Razsadov » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:35 am

1) No, just write "J" like in the example

2) No, it's not a valid straight
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Re: WPC Round 5

Postby PuzzleScot » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:37 am

The order of priority of hands in real poker is far more detailed than in the instructions.

To simplify, can you confirm the following:
1) 2 'tied' hands will have exactly the same 5 cards (but of different suits, as necessary)
2) A winning hand has a different "winning combination" (as listed 1-10)
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Re: WPC Round 5

Postby Deyan Razsadov » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:20 pm

1) If hands are 2-2-2-2-3 and K-K-K-K-A, then you have a tie, because both are 4 of a kind. Check the example.

2) for winning only type of the hand is checked, not the exact power. Between Straight and Straight, there is always a tie, no matter what the straights are
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Re: WPC Round 5

Postby PuzzleScot » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:30 pm

Deyan Razsadov wrote:Check the example.

Ha. I have the example solutions so well covered, I sometimes forget they're there.

I don't believe you've answered Bram's question yet.
Can the Joker duplicate the suit/value of a card already used?
Perhaps the Joker does not adopt any suit/value, and is only used to pad out? (eg, 2 pairs + Joker)
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Re: WPC Round 5

Postby Deyan Razsadov » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:54 pm

I missed it.

Joker can replace any card, including those that are already on the table.

For example, you may have 4 of a kind: 2, 2, 2, Jo and a non-crossing straight 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Re: WPC Round 5

Postby Kota » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:39 am

Maybe this is a foolish question...
If we can use a joker, 'FIVE of a kind' may be made.
This special hand cannot absolutely be caused in this round?
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