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, 14 Mar 2007 CPOL
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Check what your poker hand is in a Texas Holdem game

Introduction

This program tells you what kind of poker hand you have in a Texas Holdem game, given the 7 cards you are allowed to use.

Background

I was trying to create a program that would check the win percentage in a Texas Holdem game, and the hardest part was finding code to check what type of poker hand you have. So I decided to make a program that would do just that.

Using the code

I made the code as easy to read as possible.

Their are many comments explaining what each part of the code does.

Some of the code in the function checkHand() is redundant. I wrote it like that to make the function easier to read.

The functions in this program are:

int main()
void checkPokerHand(int hand[], int card1, int card2);
string checkCard(int card);
string checkSuit(int card);
void sort(int a[]);

main() Asks for the card and displays the best hand.

checkHand() takes in an array of integers with size 14.

hand[#] Sent Returned
hand[0] 0

Poker hand:

8 = Straight Flush
7 = Four of a kind
6 = Full House
5 = Flush
4 = Straight
3 = Three of a kind
2 = Two Pair
1 = Pair
0 = High Card

hand[1] 0

Pair Card:
(e.g. four of a kind 2s = 2)

Two Pair:
high pair

hand[2] 0

High card

Two Pair:
low pair

hand[3] 0 Second highest card in hand
hand[4] 0 Third highest card in hand
hand[5] 0 Fourth highest card in hand
hand[6] 0 Lowest card in hand
hand[7] card1 Lowest card
hand[8] card2 Second lowest card
hand[9] card3 Third lowest card
hand[10] card4 Fourth highest card
hand[11] card5 Third highest card
hand[12] card6 Second highest card
hand[13] card7 Highest card

card1 is the highest of your two cards.

card 2 is the lowest of your two cards.

checkCard(int card) returns the face value of a card in a string
(e.g. 2 returns "2" - 14 returns "A")

checkSuit(int card) returns the suit of a card in a string
(e.g. 1 returns "Hearts"; 2 returns "Clubs"; 3 returns "Diamonds"; 4 returns "Spades";)

History

Version 1.0
Checks for the best poker hand when given 7 cards.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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UziTech

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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionAre you sure about the correctness of this code? Pinmembersssirf18-Jul-08 3:55 
AnswerRe: Are you sure about the correctness of this code? Pinmemberc2z232f25-Jul-08 12:47 
AnswerRe: Are you sure about the correctness of this code? Pinmemberc2z232f28-Jul-08 23:27 
Generalstdaf.h not include + error PinmemberAahzmos14-Aug-07 17:52 
Questionhow does it work ?? Pinmemberklaudioz26-Jun-07 7:31 

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