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August 4th, 2014, 06:40 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2014 From: Hyderabad Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Markov Chains and Rummy
I need some urgent help in explaining whether Markov chains exist in Rummy or not. If they do not exist, what other concept can be used? 
August 4th, 2014, 03:50 PM  #2 
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You need to explain it more. Rummy (as far as am aware of) is a card game. What is the probability involved?

August 4th, 2014, 03:56 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2014 From: Hyderabad Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 
Well, I was trying to find the probability of whether a sequence could be formed on the first hand itself in 13 card Rummy. 
August 21st, 2014, 10:27 AM  #4 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2014 From: California Posts: 17 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: Probability and Financial Mathematics 
What you need to ask yourself if it there is a markov chain is "At any point in game, do I only need to know what happened in past turn or a few passed turns to know probabilities for next turn?" Essentially Markov Chains have a memoryloss property about them.


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