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HagarTheHorrible
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Are you serious?

Post by HagarTheHorrible » 05 April 2019, 19:53

Strange things happens playing this game.
Incredible lucky strikes for some players.
My last and least game we had the same points and my opponent at the last shot had 3 six, then 4 six, then 5 and she had just the yahtzee option remain.
Now I understand how some players have some classement.
Games could be win or lose, but not this way.
This is called cheating.
Bye bye guys, it wasn't a pleasure.

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Caffe Latte
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Re: Are you serious?

Post by Caffe Latte » 05 April 2019, 22:10

Am I right thinking he or she has direct line to Een or Sourisdudesert telling - now I need 3 6 and now please 4 6 and write down, I need yahtzee of 6 in next turn. Can I please also have it?

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N_Faker
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Re: Are you serious?

Post by N_Faker » 05 April 2019, 22:26

Caffe Latte wrote:Am I right thinking he or she has direct line to Een or Sourisdudesert telling - now I need 3 6 and now please 4 6 and write down, I need yahtzee of 6 in next turn. Can I please also have it?
Who are you mocking here?

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Caffe Latte
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Re: Are you serious?

Post by Caffe Latte » 05 April 2019, 22:51

I am absolutely serious :D

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dudi2
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Re: Are you serious?

Post by dudi2 » 05 April 2019, 23:26

Chance that one specific dice changes to 6 on 2 remaining thows = 1/6+5/6*1/6 = 11/36 = 30,55%
Chance that two dices both change to 6 on 2 remaining throws = 11/36*11/36 = 9,33%

This means, that if one needs on his last shot 2 6 using 2 dices with 2 throws remaining, about 1 of 10 games it happens like in your case.

more general:
Chance that one specific dice changes to a specific number (e.g. 6) after 3 throws = 1/6+5/6*1/6+5/6*5/6*1/6 = (36+30+25)/216 = 91/216 = 42,12%
Chance for a yahtzee on a specific number (e.g. 6) on a shot: (91/216)**5 = 1,33%
As there are 6 different numbers, the chance for any yahtzee on last shot is at least about 8 percent, if you select the number which appears most often after 1st throw.

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RicardoRix
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Re: Are you serious?

Post by RicardoRix » 08 April 2019, 14:01

John McEnroe
carp, that was 'You cannot be serious' - wrong again.

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