How many possible hands are in a game of five-card poker?

Mathematically, there are 2,598,960 five-card hands possible with a standard fifty-two-card deck in Poker.

But that’s child’s play, considering there are 635,013,559,600 possible hands in a game of bridge.

Still, these can’t hold a candle to chess:

a mathematician once calculated that the first ten moves in a game could be played in 170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 different ways.

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