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Wonky Deck Randomness

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Is it just me or does the randomness of the deck shuffling seems a bit off? Way more often than not I get straights and two pairs and quite oftenly of the same kind even. In very intense moments AI tends to get just the card it needs to win. Same winning card combinations appearing in the same matches noticeably enough to... notice.

And you might say - that's poker, that's how it goes, but the number of these occurrences for me is very noticeable and the gaps inbetween are few and filled with horrible hands. And you might also say - that's randomness, that's how random works, it's random, shit can happen in all kinds of ways. But once again, the same argument, which I do realize isn't very strong.

Point is, do people feel that there's something wrong with the randomness of the cards in both AI hands, the players hands on on the table or am I just completely alone on this one?

And yes, I do play poker in real life with my mates, and I still gotta say, something smells fishy here.

TL;DR groundless gibberish based on feelings. Is something wrong with the shuffling of the cards?

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  • I was a semi-pro poker player in 2005-2006 and so I used to hang out on poker forums. You'll see accusations of the deck being rigged or insufficiently random in some way everywhere you go. Sometimes this is because they play many hands per hour, so things that are improbable are still frequent. I've actually held a royal flush two or three times in that time period (granted, it was hold'em, so it's not exceedingly rare). Sometimes it's just because Lady Luck feels like giving you the finger over and over. Poker is a crazy game.

  • I noticed that I managed to lose a hand where three of us had the same hand... and all three had the ten AND Queen of diamonds. How many decks is Glados dealing with?!

  • On the XBOX version, I just lost a hand to a straight even though I had a full house. The game didn't recognize the full house and I lost a bounty for it. I had 8 over 7's and Ash had a straight, not a straight flush, just a straight. The game only acknowledged my pair of 8's and ace kicker. I don't understand.

  • On the XBOX version, I just lost a hand to a straight even though I had a full house. The game didn't recognize the full house and I lost a bounty for it. I had 8 over 7's and Ash had a straight, not a straight flush, just a straight. The game only acknowledged my pair of 8's and ace kicker. I don't understand.

    This is the only times it's happened, but I'm going to keep and eye out for it.

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    Xbox better be PC's labrats. Sounds buggy as fuck.

  • @The 100th Man said: I noticed that I managed to lose a hand where three of us had the same hand... and all three had the ten AND Queen of diamonds. How many decks is Glados dealing with?!


    Were those cards on the board or were they in the players' hands? (Sorry if this strikes you as a stupid question, but I was surprised when Poker Night 1 came out just how many people didn't get that everyone shares the cards on the board.)

    @The 100th Man said: On the XBOX version, I just lost a hand to a straight even though I had a full house. The game didn't recognize the full house and I lost a bounty for it. I had 8 over 7's and Ash had a straight, not a straight flush, just a straight. The game only acknowledged my pair of 8's and ace kicker. I don't understand.


    Did this happen in Texas hold'em or in Omaha? In Omaha, you're only allowed to use exactly two cards from your hand. If you're dealt four aces before the flop in Omaha, you should muck your hand; it's worthless.

  • [QUOTE=furrykef;789646]Were those cards on the board or were they in the players' hands? (Sorry if this strikes you as a stupid question, but I was surprised when Poker Night 1 came out just how many people didn't get that everyone shares the cards on the board.)

    Texas Hold'Em, my original post should have said 10 and Q of diamonds as hole cards. The weird thing was that the game had us use different suits (from the pair in the flop) in the final hand, but the values of the hands were the same... and it did not split the pot at all. I forget who won, but it wasn't me! :)

    I sort of expected some weirdness, tho; the things Brock's cigarette does are impressive.

  • @furrykef said: Were those cards on the board or were they in the players' hands? (Sorry if this strikes you as a stupid question, but I was surprised when Poker Night 1 came out just how many people didn't get that everyone shares the cards on the board.)

    I will admit it took me a while to figure that out in poker night 1. Never really looked at the hands being presented in the reveals enough to realize it for quite a while.

  • It was Omaha, but I know how to play Omaha. Instead of using my second pocket 8, it used my Ace instead.

    Also, I just lost with 3,4,5,6,7 to Brock who had A, 2, 3, 4, 5 which is the lower straight.

    I'm still confused. This doesn't happen often but weird hands like this keep happening ever few tournaments.

  • @infelix13 said: It was Omaha, but I know how to play Omaha. Instead of using my second pocket 8, it used my Ace instead.

    Also, I just lost with 3,4,5,6,7 to Brock who had A, 2, 3, 4, 5 which is the lower straight.

    I'm still confused. This doesn't happen often but weird hands like this keep happening ever few tournaments.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_poker_hands

    His high card in that situation is A, which is counted as a low card. The real rules state that you should have won with that hand.

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