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Posted 14 Mar 2007

Check texas holdem poker hand

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Check what your poker hand is in a Texas Holdem game


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.


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.


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


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

Two Pair:
high pair


High card

Two Pair:
low pair

hand[3]0Second highest card in hand
hand[4]0Third highest card in hand
hand[5]0Fourth highest card in hand
hand[6]0Lowest card in hand
hand[7]card1Lowest card
hand[8]card2Second lowest card
hand[9]card3Third lowest card
hand[10]card4Fourth highest card
hand[11]card5Third highest card
hand[12]card6Second highest card
hand[13]card7Highest 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";)


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


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


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QuestionAre you sure about the correctness of this code? Pin
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AnswerRe: Are you sure about the correctness of this code? Pin
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AnswerRe: Are you sure about the correctness of this code? Pin
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Generalstdaf.h not include + error Pin
Aahzmos14-Aug-07 16:52
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Questionhow does it work ?? Pin
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