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Thread: Full House help?

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    Default Full House help?

    Okay, so I got this code for a "Poker Memory" game where I flip the cards and if I get a pair, I get points, and if I get Three of a Kind, I get points as well, etc.

    This one gives points when I flip three cards of the same number:

    	protected boolean addToTurnedCardsBuffer(Card card) 
    	{
    		// add the card to the list
    		this.turnedCardsBuffer.add(card);
    		if(this.turnedCardsBuffer.size() == getCardsToTurnUp())
    		{
    			// We are uncovering the last card in this turn
    			// Record the player's turn
    			this.turnsTakenCounter.increment();
    			// get the other card (which was already turned up)
    			Card otherCard1 = (Card) this.turnedCardsBuffer.get(0);
    			Card otherCard2 = (Card) this.turnedCardsBuffer.get(1);
    			if((card.getRank().equals(otherCard1.getRank())) && (card.getRank().equals(otherCard2.getRank()))) {
    				// Three cards match, so remove them from the list (they will remain face up)
    				this.turnedCardsBuffer.clear();
    			}
    			else 
    			{
    				// The cards do not match, so start the timer to turn them down
    				this.turnDownTimer.start();
    			}
    		}
    		return true;
    	}

    Now, my question is, how do I modify this code so that I can get a Full House? (Three of the same, plus two more of another). I already worked on the being able to flip 5 cards part, but when I got a full house I didn't get all the points. Here are the modifications I made:

    	protected boolean addToTurnedCardsBuffer(Card card) 
    	{
    		// add the card to the list
    		this.turnedCardsBuffer.add(card);
    		if(this.turnedCardsBuffer.size() == getCardsToTurnUp())
    		{
    			// We are uncovering the last card in this turn
    			// Record the player's turn
    			this.turnsTakenCounter.increment();
    			// get the other card (which was already turned up)
    			Card otherCard1 = (Card) this.turnedCardsBuffer.get(0);
    			Card otherCard2 = (Card) this.turnedCardsBuffer.get(1);
    			Card otherCard3 = (Card) this.turnedCardsBuffer.get(2);
    			Card otherCard4 = (Card) this.turnedCardsBuffer.get(3);
     
    			if((card.getRank().equals(otherCard1.getRank())) && (card.getRank().equals(otherCard2.getRank())) && (otherCard3.getRank().equals(otherCard4.getRank())) ) 
    			{
    				// Three cards match, so remove them from the list (they will remain face up)
    				this.turnedCardsBuffer.clear();
    			}
     
    			else 
    			{
    				// The cards do not match, so start the timer to turn them down
    				this.turnDownTimer.start();
    			}
    		}
    		return true;
    	}


    This one did not work. I guess it might be because I need to put the 2 other cards INSIDE the if. Any hints or help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot.


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    Default Re: Full House help?

    The problem in the if-statement is that it fails, when the cards are not in order.
    e.g. AAAKK but not AAKAK

    You could solve this problem by checking three cards with the same number first
    and then check if the two other cards have also the same number.
    If not you can handle it as three of a kind.

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