WPC Round 5

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  • #7253
    sf2l
    Participant

    Is the solution unique? in spite of the fact that the joker can assume different values?
    Stefano

    #7633
    Deyan Razsadov
    Participant

    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.

    #7634
    Para
    Participant

    Can the joker assume a card already appearing in the grid?

    #7635
    GaS
    Participant

    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…

    Thanks

    #7636
    Deyan Razsadov
    Participant

    1) No, just write “J” like in the example

    2) No, it’s not a valid straight

    #7637
    PuzzleScot
    Participant

    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)

    #7638
    Deyan Razsadov
    Participant

    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

    #7639
    PuzzleScot
    Participant

    @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)

    #7640
    Deyan Razsadov
    Participant

    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

    #7641
    Kota
    Participant

    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?

    #7642
    moss
    Participant

    Another question: If a J is given will it be clear whether it is a Jack or the Joker?

    #7643
    Deyan Razsadov
    Participant

    @Kota wrote:

    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?

    You have to prepare 10 combinations. In this case you cannot make the goal

    @moss wrote:

    Another question: If a J is given will it be clear whether it is a Jack or the Joker?

    joker has no suit

    #7644
    PuzzleScot
    Participant

    @Deyan Razsadov wrote:

    @moss wrote:

    Another question: If a J is given will it be clear whether it is a Jack or the Joker?

    joker has no suit

    That doesn’t answer the question. He’s asking “If you (WPC authors) place a J alone in a cell, how can we tell if it’s a Jack or a Joker”.

    #7645
    Deyan Razsadov
    Participant

    Joker will be printed as Jo.

    #7646
    David McNeill
    Participant

    Is it allowed to use alternatives to the suit symbols e.g. C for clubs, D for diamonds etc.? Or rough approximations of the suit symbols provided they are clearly distinguishable e.g an upwards arrow for spades?

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