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Rummy Luck (Posted on 2005-01-07) Difficulty: 4 of 5
In the card game of Rummy, all players start with the same number of cards and the aim is to fill your hand such that all cards are in exactly one meld. Each individual meld is composed of 3 or 4 cards and can each can be completed two ways: cards of the same number/court or consecutive cards of the same suit. (This would mean you have a meld of 3 and a meld of 4 in 7 card rummy and 2 melds of 3 and a meld of 4 in 10 card rummy.) Each individual ace can count as higher than a king or lower than a 2, but not both. (This means K, A, 2 is not allowed.)

What are the probabilities of being dealt a winning hand when: (Note that all decks are without jokers)

- Playing seven card rummy with one deck?
- Playing seven-card rummy with two decks?
- Playing ten-card rummy with one deck?
- Playing ten-card rummy with two decks?
- One of the cards was inadvertantly dropped on the floor before dealing for seven-card rummy?

No Solution Yet Submitted by Rob    
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re: Anyone have an algorithm for evaluating a hand? Comment 9 of 9 |
(In reply to Anyone have an algorithm for evaluating a hand? by Charlie)

Charlie, I am not sure this helps, but:
Consider the cards being laid out in a raster, 1 to K to 1 vertically and the four suits horizontally.  'what card is already used' has a similarity to your algorithm from Class Pass.

  Posted by Hugo on 2005-01-07 21:29:30

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