Question from generocity
Why did Zsasz lose his poker hand?
Anyone ever notice how Zsasz's story doesn't quite check out the way Penguin beat him at the card game. Zsasz gets four 6's and Penguin has a straight flush 3 thru 7? How many sixes are there in their deck??
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It depends on the type of poker they were playing. Though his story seems to indicate they were playing 5 card stud or draw, the most common type of poker played is Texas Hold'em and therefore they would have 5 community cards and only two cards in their hole (not revealed to the other players). This would allow for the players to each use the sic on the board. It also could be explained that it is the Penguin's place and he is a criminal so cheating would not be beneath him.
They were playing a different version of poker
In today's "modernized" gambling establishments, and even the WSOP tourneys, each table now uses 2 decks of cards. (Not at the same time, mind you.)
Professional poker tables are all now equipped with an automatic "shuffler", which usually sits to the immediate left of the dealer. It's a relatively small device built into the table itself.
Once a hand has ended, the dealer reorganizes the cards, hits a button, and the "door" of the shuffler opens. He puts in the cards from the previous hand into one slot, while retrieving a second deck from the shuffler (usually the second deck has a different color back) He then deals out those cards while the second deck is being shuffled automatically underneath the table.
This invention came out about 15 years ago, and is now a standard in most modern casinos. It is simply for expediency's sake, and helps the game move along faster.
He says they "laid down their cards one by one" which would eliminate hold 'em. Easiest explanation: it's the Penguin. He cheated (because five 6's were played) and calling him on that would have been a death sentence. Zsasz even said in the previous tape "I'd hoped that he'd play fair"
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