WPC 2015/Round 6

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Duration: 30 minutes. Total point value: 200 points. Round winner: Ulrich Voigt (Germany), Ken Endo (Japan) and Zoltán Horváth (Hungary), 270 points.


1. Poker Battle by Kazunori Saitoh

Place 50 cards out of 53 cards in the deck (including one joker) to the grids, so that in the 5 rows and 5 columns of each grid you have each of the following 10 categories presented (from strongest to weakest):

  1. Royal Flush - 10, J, Q, K, A of the same suit
  2. Straight Flush - 5 consecutive cards of the same suit (cards order: A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K)
  3. Four of a kind - 4 cards with the same value
  4. Full House - 3 cards of one value + 2 cards of another value
  5. Flush - 5 non-consecutive cards of the same suit
  6. Straight - 5 consecutive cards that are not the same suit
  7. Three of a kind - 3 cards of the same value
  8. Two pairs - 2 cards of one value + 2 cards of another value
  9. One pair - 2 cards of the same value
  10. No pair - none of the above

The joker is used to make the best possible hand and can be treated as a different card in row/column. For some rows/columns there may be pre-set the combination type required for that rows/columns. The symbols outside each grid indicate the win (circle), tie (triangle), or the loss (x) against the hand in the same row or column in the other grid. Only these given categories are compared and categories of the same type are considered the same power.

(Rules and example (no joker) from WPC 2015 IB)

Partial Scoring[edit]

Each correctly identified poker hand scores 10 points. In order to receive credit you need only write cards in the grid (card vallue and suit sign). It is not necessary to write poker hands and winning signs.