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14th Jun '17 8:46:47 AM thexrossd
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** Yuya from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has the tendency to draw his three main Pendulum Monsters (Stargazer Magician, Timegazer Magician, and Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon) in his first turn or only a few turns later. Though in episode 22, he starts with a dead hand, having six high-level monsters that cannot be Pendulum Summoned because his highest scale would be to low to summon anyone of them. He draws his Timegazer Magician in his third turn and then summons five monsters at once, but he is still followed with terrible luck in the very same turn. As of later episodes, Yuya's starting to get less lucky with his draws, forcing him to use the cards he has and sometimes not even drawing one of his Magicians.

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** Yuya from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has the tendency to draw his three main Pendulum Monsters (Stargazer Magician, Timegazer Magician, and Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon) in his first turn or only a few turns later. Though in episode 22, he starts with a dead hand, having six high-level monsters that cannot be Pendulum Summoned because his highest scale would be to too low to summon anyone any of them. He draws his Timegazer Magician in his third turn and then summons five monsters at once, but he is still followed with terrible luck in the very same turn. As of later episodes, Yuya's starting to get less lucky with his draws, forcing him to use the cards he has and sometimes not even drawing one of his Magicians.
23rd May '17 11:24:02 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheSundowners'': OK, fine, it isn't poker. But the story would have us believe that Paddy guessed right at "two-up", a coin-flip game, ''nineteen times in a row''.
20th May '17 11:49:47 AM BrendanRizzo
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** Johan uses a deck consisting of the seven Gem Beasts, of which there are only one of each. This means that Johan has only seven monsters in his entire 40-card deck (and Rainbow Dragon, but that has a special summoning condition). Despite this, he never has a problem drawing at least two Gem Beasts in his opening hand.

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** Johan uses a deck consisting of the seven Gem Beasts, of which there are only one of each. This means that Johan has only seven monsters in his entire 40-card deck (and Rainbow Dragon, but that has a special summoning condition).condition, and he doesn't have it till the end of the Season). Despite this, he never has a problem drawing at least two Gem Beasts in his opening hand. This would almost be justifiable if his other cards let him search for his Monsters, or recycle them when they leave the field, but this is not the case.



** Taizan relies on Miracle Draw, which inflicts 1000 damage to his opponent each time he correctly guesses what card he will draw, and 1000 damage to himself if he guesses wrong. He trained to "draw better" by dropping out of school and pulling cards out of a waterfall, enabling him to use Miracle Draw effectively. Jaden tried to make an aesop about not relying on predicting what you would draw... [[BrokenAesop before shuffling his deck and pulling out the card he needed]]. Its pointed out that Damon's extensive "drawing training" has caused the rest of his Dueling skills to atrophy. We see characters in other YGO series later practice drawing in much the same way, though.

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** Taizan relies on Miracle Draw, which inflicts 1000 damage to his opponent each time he correctly guesses what card he will draw, and 1000 damage to himself if he guesses wrong. He trained to "draw better" by dropping out of school and pulling cards out of a waterfall, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext enabling him to use Miracle Draw effectively. Jaden effectively]]. Judai tried to make an aesop about not relying on predicting what you would draw... [[BrokenAesop before shuffling his deck and pulling out the card he needed]]. Its (It is at this point that one knows for certain that [[StealthParody the writers were taking the piss]].) It's pointed out that Damon's Taizan's extensive "drawing training" has caused the rest of his Dueling skills to atrophy. We see characters in other YGO series later practice drawing in much the same way, though.
14th May '17 4:04:46 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheyMadeMeACriminal'': The juvenile delinquents from Rafferty Farm rope a spoiled rich kid into a game of poker. The rich kid, who knows nothing about poker, draws a straight. When they trick him into thinking a straight is a bad hand, he draws four more cards, and draws a straight flush.
12th May '17 6:11:41 AM nighttrainfm
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** In''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Granny Weatherwax bests a card shark in Cripple Mr. Onion (a poker-like game played with the Discworld equivalent of a Tarot deck) through a combination of skill, psychological warfare, disabling the other players' cheating aids and explicitly manipulating the above poker tropes (since the Discworld runs on Narrativum, holding the best possible hand of a game against a protagonist when there's a single exception to the rule is an automatic loss). Granny also mentions learning the game from another old witch with a '[[NonLinearCharacter detached retina in her Second Sight]]'. She learned fast.

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** In''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Granny Weatherwax bests a card shark in Cripple Mr. Onion (a poker-like game played with the Discworld equivalent of a Tarot deck) through a combination of skill, psychological warfare, disabling the other players' cheating aids and explicitly manipulating the above poker tropes (since the Discworld runs on Narrativum, holding the best possible hand of a game against a protagonist when there's a single exception to the rule is an automatic loss). Granny also mentions learning the game from another old witch with a '[[NonLinearCharacter detached retina in her Second Sight]]'. She learned fast.
12th May '17 6:11:24 AM nighttrainfm
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** In''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Granny Weatherwax bests a card shark in Cripple Mr. Onion (a poker-like game played with the Discworld equivalent of a Tarot deck) through a combination of skill, psychological warfare, disabling the other players' cheating aids and explicitly manipulating the above poker tropes (since the Discworld runs on Narrativum, holding the best possible hand of a game against a protagonist when there's a single exception to the rule is an automatic loss).
** However, in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', Granny Weatherwax's poker game against Death to save a child's life is a subversion. Granny has four queens, while Death has four aces. Death chooses to dismiss his hand as "just four ones". The cards came out like that because Granny cheated. She'd have had the four aces in her hand if Death hadn't had them switch. The trick here, is ''both of them'' wanted Granny to win (Death's got a soft spot for humanity); they just went through the pantomime because those were the rules. She also mentions learning the game from another old witch with a '[[NonLinearCharacter detached retina in her Second Sight]]'. She learned fast.

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** In''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Granny Weatherwax bests a card shark in Cripple Mr. Onion (a poker-like game played with the Discworld equivalent of a Tarot deck) through a combination of skill, psychological warfare, disabling the other players' cheating aids and explicitly manipulating the above poker tropes (since the Discworld runs on Narrativum, holding the best possible hand of a game against a protagonist when there's a single exception to the rule is an automatic loss).
loss). Granny also mentions learning the game from another old witch with a '[[NonLinearCharacter detached retina in her Second Sight]]'. She learned fast.
** However, in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', Granny Weatherwax's poker game against Death to save a child's life is a subversion. Granny has four queens, while Death has four aces. Death chooses to dismiss his hand as "just four ones". The cards came out like that because Granny cheated. She'd have had the four aces in her hand if Death hadn't had them switch. The trick here, is ''both of them'' wanted Granny to win (Death's got a soft spot for humanity); they just went through the pantomime because those were the rules. She also mentions learning the game from another old witch with a '[[NonLinearCharacter detached retina in her Second Sight]]'. She learned fast.
12th May '17 6:10:51 AM nighttrainfm
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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Granny Weatherwax bests a card shark in Cripple Mr. Onion (a poker-like game played with the Discworld equivalent of a Tarot deck) through a combination of skill, psychological warfare, disabling the other players' cheating aids and explicitly manipulating the above poker tropes (since the Discworld runs on Narrativum, holding the best possible hand of a game against a protagonist when there's a single exception to the rule is an automatic loss). However, in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', Granny Weatherwax's poker game against Death to save a child's life is a subversion. Granny has four queens, while Death has four aces. Death chooses to dismiss his hand as "just four ones". The cards came out like that because Granny cheated. She'd have had the four aces in her hand if Death hadn't had them switch. The trick here, is ''both of them'' wanted Granny to win (Death's got a soft spot for humanity); they just went through the pantomime because those were the rules. She also mentions learning the game from another old witch with a '[[NonLinearCharacter detached retina in her Second Sight]]'. She learned fast.

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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** In''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'',
Granny Weatherwax bests a card shark in Cripple Mr. Onion (a poker-like game played with the Discworld equivalent of a Tarot deck) through a combination of skill, psychological warfare, disabling the other players' cheating aids and explicitly manipulating the above poker tropes (since the Discworld runs on Narrativum, holding the best possible hand of a game against a protagonist when there's a single exception to the rule is an automatic loss). loss).
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However, in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', Granny Weatherwax's poker game against Death to save a child's life is a subversion. Granny has four queens, while Death has four aces. Death chooses to dismiss his hand as "just four ones". The cards came out like that because Granny cheated. She'd have had the four aces in her hand if Death hadn't had them switch. The trick here, is ''both of them'' wanted Granny to win (Death's got a soft spot for humanity); they just went through the pantomime because those were the rules. She also mentions learning the game from another old witch with a '[[NonLinearCharacter detached retina in her Second Sight]]'. She learned fast.
20th Apr '17 11:18:52 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** In a later episode Kitten has a game with Tzeentch. It's a little more complex than the game with the Emperor because Tzeentch has counters to Kitten's counters, but in the end comes down to Tzeentch being so focused on his ridiculous combos that he neglected creatures entirely. Kitten brings out some mutually-buffing creatures (which he can only do because so much of his deck was in his graveyard) and smashes him in the second turn.

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** In a later episode Kitten has a game with Tzeentch. It's a little more complex than the game with the Emperor because Tzeentch has counters to Kitten's counters, but in the end comes down to Tzeentch being so focused on his ridiculous combos that he neglected creatures entirely. Kitten brings out some mutually-buffing creatures (which he can only do because so much of his deck was in his graveyard) and smashes him in the second first turn.
8th Apr '17 12:53:15 PM Anomalocaris20
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* Subverted in ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Kilgrave cheats at poker to command all of the other players to go all-in and then fold.

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* Subverted in ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Kilgrave cheats at poker to command by [[CompellingVoice commanding]] all of the other players to go all-in and then fold.
7th Apr '17 3:49:34 PM nombretomado
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A law of probability which only exists in television and movie {{poker}}, and can be expressed thus:

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A law of probability which only exists in television and movie {{poker}}, TabletopGame/{{poker}}, and can be expressed thus:
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