How Many Five-Card Hands Are Possible in a Deck of Fifty-Two and What is a Dead Man’s Hand?

There are 2,598,960 five-card hand possibilities in a fifty-two card deck, which makes the odds of drawing a flush 500 to 1.

But in poker there is always fate.

Wild Bill Hickok looked like a winner until he was shot in the back while holding two pairs, aces and eights, which is still known as “the dead man’s hand.”

how many five card hands are possible in a deck of fifty two and what is a dead mans hand
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