# Thread: Looking for odds for a card game (tonk)

1. ## Looking for odds for a card game (tonk)

If you are not familiar with the game it is pretty simple, each player receives 5 cards valued as follows
10,J,Q,K - 10 points
A - 1 point
2-9 – face value in points
You can go down at any time before you draw and the hand with the least points wins. if you tie you lose. If you choose to draw than you discard the drawn card or any other card from your hand and you cannot go down until your next turn.
I would like to know if I have X points in my hand what percentage of time I will win in a 2 and 3 handed game if I am first to act second to act or 3rd to act, etc... Assuming the highest card is always discarded from the hand. Looking forward to any replies, Thanks, Mark.

2. ## Re: Looking for odds for a card game (tonk)

Originally Posted by thebookman
If you are not familiar with the game it is pretty simple, each player receives 5 cards valued as follows
10,J,Q,K - 10 points
A - 1 point
2-9 – face value in points
You can go down at any time before you draw and the hand with the least points wins. if you tie you lose. If you choose to draw than you discard the drawn card or any other card from your hand and you cannot go down until your next turn.
I would like to know if I have X points in my hand what percentage of time I will win in a 2 and 3 handed game if I am first to act second to act or 3rd to act, etc... Assuming the highest card is always discarded from the hand. Looking forward to any replies, Thanks, Mark.
That is a dreadful description of the game. See >>the Wikipedia article<< for a better description.

CB