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 Post subject: Security question
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:59 am 
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Hi.

It took me three days to finally get past the security question at registration. I think it should be formulated more clearly!

What else could it mean?
  • the most basic types: pair, off-suit, suited, which means [3]
  • one of many different categorizations of pre-flop hands [4-9]
  • the total amount of combinations [1326]

I think "types" might not be the most unambiguous term - maybe "different combinations"?


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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:07 pm 
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I too found it a bit confusing... 'canonical card combinations' or something like that would sound more reasonable to me....


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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Must confess I originally entered 2652 (52x51) but then realised the error of my ways. TBH, I think a question like that will help reduce the number of idiots that join this forum. No offence intended to anyone who is an idiot.

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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:22 am 
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None taken. I rephrased it to this:
Number of strategically different preflop hand types in holdem?

But honestly there are like 3 numbers to try...

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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:43 am 
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Coffee4tw wrote:
None taken. I rephrased it to this:
Number of strategically different preflop hand types in holdem?

But honestly there are like 3 numbers to try...


Like I said in my opening post, there is a plethora of different pre-flop theories that categorize your hand into types, numbering from just 3 all the way up to 10 different ones. So no, there are way more than 3 numbers to try. Also, for each number, it could be either the number or the number spelled out, especially if you consider the smaller ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:04 pm 
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I think the question itself couldn't have been more perfect. Keeps away people who know nothing about botting and very little about poker. The formulation of the question was questionable. Maybe "Enter the number of distinct starting hands in Texas Hold'em."?


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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:28 pm 
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The security question is clear, challenging enough and appropriate for this forum, imho.


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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:09 am 
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lol. I also took 1 or 2 simple guesses, then tried various categorization option (e.g. slansky ect.), to then take a minute and think about it.

what was accepted then was the first solution that came to my mind when thinking about it myself, but spending another thought on it I came up with another number and would disagree with what was accepted...

I don't want to list the numbers here, but I would e.g. treat suited and non suited cards differently from a strategic point of view. And then the numbers change obviously. ;)


anyhow, nice to be "in".


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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Isn't the distinction between suited and offsuited already included? When I joined, the question and the phrasing were ok.


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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:52 am 
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At the very least one could read the hold'em wiki to find the answer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_hold_%27em


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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:42 am 
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I need 4 month to give the right Answer :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:00 am 
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I wonder if I can find stats on how many people tried/answered right/wrong on this somewhere.
Anybody know if that's available by default through the phpBB Admin Panel?

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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:18 pm 
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Anybody know if that's available by default through the phpBB Admin Panel?


I think not.

But it should be no problem to program this functionality via PHP.

If necessary I can make it.

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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:45 pm 
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Tom wrote:
I need 4 month to give the right Answer :shock:



??? -There are things like Selenium and proxychains. So even if there are 1M+ poliomyelitis it should not take u more than a few H. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:01 pm 
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I also didn't know the answer had to google it and I played poker professionally, beating NL100. The security question was the reason
why I didn'T register an account a year ago, because I was inpatient to search for an answer.


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 Post subject: Re: Security question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:17 pm 
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There are 1326 distinct possible combinations of two hole cards from a standard 52-card deck in hold 'em, but since suits have no relative value in this poker variant, many of these hands are identical in value before the flop. For example, A♥ J♥ and A♠ J♠ are identical in value, because each is a hand consisting of an ace and a jack of the same suit.

Therefore, there are 169 non-equivalent starting hands in hold 'em, which is the sum total of : 13 pocket pairs, 13 × 12 / 2 = 78 suited hands and 78 unsuited hands (13 + 78 + 78 = 169).

These 169 hands are not equally likely.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_hol ... ting_hands

It was a tricky question for sure but a good way to weed out people who don't belong on the forum!


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