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Natilena: TFC Poker!
Thu Jan 20 09:40:27 2005
To: all
Goal is to collect your hand of 5 cards. You can find them on the Jesters.

You have one weekend to collect your hand and turn them into me. At about noon
mud time Monday.

Winning hand gets a pick from the "Bag of Random Quest Prizes"
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Natilena: TFC Poker - Winning Hands (Sorted from Best Hand Down)
Thu Jan 20 09:41:47 2005
To: all
Royal flush - All cards of same suit. Ten through Ace.
Straight Flush - All cards of same suit. Numbers in sequence.
Four of a Kind - Four cards with the same number.
Full House - Three cards of one number, and two cards of a second number.
Flush - All cards of same suit.
Straight - All cards with numbers in sequence. (ie 4-5-6-7-8)
Three of a Kind - Three cards with the number.
Two Pair - A pair is two cards of the same rank. Two pair is two sets of cards
of the same rank. (ex. 8-8-3-3-9)
One Pair - A pair is two cards of the same rank.
High Card - When no other poker hand can be formed, the highest ranking card in
your hand is the "high card"
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Natilena: TFC Poker - Tie Breakers
Thu Jan 20 09:45:19 2005
To: all
Hands can end in a tie, but, there are tie breaking rules:

note + Pairs - When two players both have a pair, the highest pair wins. When both players
have the same pair, the next highest card wins. For instance, 3-3-J-9-8 beats
3-3-9-8-7.
If the pairs and the kickers are the same, the decision goes to the next highest card
in the hand. 9-9-K-7-2 beats 9-9-K-5-3. This process continues until both hands are
exactly the same or there is a winner.
Two Pair - the higher of the top pairs wins. A-A-9-9-2 beats K-K-J-J-10. If the top
pair are equal, the second pair breaks the tie. If both the top pair and the second
pair are equal, the kicker breaks the tie.
Three-of-a-Kind - the higher ranking card wins. J-J-J-9-8 beats 5-5-5-9-8.
Straights - the straight with the highest ranking card wins. A-K-Q-J-10 beats 9-8-7-6-5.
If the straights both contain cards of the same rank, the prize is split.
Flush - the flush with the highest ranking card wins. A-9-8-7-5 beats K-Q-J-5-4. If
the highest cards in each flush are the same, the next highest cards are compared. This
process continues until either the hands are shown to be exactly the same, or there is
a winner.
Full House - the hand with the higher ranking set of three cards wins. J-J-J-2-2 beats
9-9-9-A-A.
Four of a Kind - the higher ranking set of four cards wins. 9-9-9-9-2 beats 8-8-8-8-A.
Straight Flush - ties are broken in the same manner as a straight.
Royal Flush - Two or more Royal Flushes split the prize.
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Natilena: TFC Poker - Extra Note
Thu Jan 20 09:49:02 2005
To: all
You might notice that the colour of the cards have changed, no you can't
use old cards for the new quest.

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