In this piece, I’ll explain how different hands in the card game bragg are ranked. Some variations of bragg are more widely used than others, therefore I’ll only go through the most common one here. I’ll list the hands from best to worst and give the odds of getting each one and the total number of possible permutations.
Something that is prial
When three cards in a hand are all the same value or rank, this is called a prial.
Most people would expect a prial of aces to be the highest possible, but in reality it’s a prial of threes. The highest-ranking prial is an ace, while the lowest-ranking prial is a pair of twos.
The odds of getting dealt one of the fifty-two different combinations of prial are 0.24%.
Having a whole house
Having three consecutive cards of the same suit is called a “running flush.”
In bragg, an ace-two-three is the highest possible hand, while in poker it would be the lowest (ace, two, three, four, five). Following the ace and king and queen come the numbers four, three, and two, respectively.
The odds of getting dealt a running flush are 0.22%, and there are 48 possible combinations.
Oddly enough, these probabilities and combinations reveal that getting a prial is slightly easier than getting a running flush. Therefore, it seems like a royal flush would be the best possible hand in bragg, but that’s not the case for reasons already stated.
Any three consecutive cards that are not of the same suit constitute a run.
The highest possible run is the ace, two, three, followed by the ace, king, and queen, just as with the royal flush. In the run order, the lowest possible rank is a four, three, and two.
The odds of getting dealt a run are 3.26 percent, out of 720 possible run combinations.
This occurs when you have three unrelated cards of the same suit.
A royal flush, like the best poker hand, always contains an ace. In case of a tie for highest card, the winner is determined by the value of the second highest card. When both the highest and second-highest cards belong to the same player, the lowest card’s rank becomes decisive. As an illustration, suppose that Player 1 holds the ace, queen, and five of clubs. A queen and a four of spades are in player two’s hand. If we use this example, the victor is Player 1.
There are 1,968 different flush combinations, and the odds of getting one are 4.96 percent.
In this case, you have a pair of the same rank and a spare. If more than one player at the table has a pair, the highest-ranking pair takes the pot. If both players have a pair of equal rank, the winner is determined by whose remaining card is higher in rank.
Interestingly, more than 90% of hands have no value greater than a pair.
The likelihood of getting dealt a pair is 16.94%, and there are 3,740 different possible pair combinations.
To have no combinations and be left with a single high card. In this case, an ace is the highest card and a two is the lowest.
The odds of being dealt a hand with a high card value of exactly sixteen thousand, four hundred and forty are 74.39%.
You can see that getting a good hand in bragg is challenging, and the majority of the time you end up with a bad one. This is why those who enjoy making bold statements have so much fun playing.
As a precursor to poker, Bragg enjoys widespread popularity in the country’s social groups and card schools.
There are additional seven-card and nine-card variations of bragg that are played.