It is easy to get the impression when writing articles for this blog that the average reader fully understands the mathematical ramblings I present. Then I am brought back to earth by E-mails and comments like this one I received a few weeks back:
Our dept has been tasked with reading your site on Hole-Carding Three Card Poker. What do your notes on the 3CP Hole-Card Combinatorics-Full Cycle stand for. (Win) (N), (Out), (p), (p*Win)?
In order to answer the question above, I created a power point presentation and then created a video where I explain the power point.
The power point presentation is given here, in pdf format. You are welcome to freely distribute the pdf for educational purposes.
A Brief Tutorial on Combinatorial Analysis (pdf, 1M)
The movie version of this is about 18 minutes in length. I apologize in advance for the number of times I say the word "so." Now that I brought your attention to it, you will probably have a hard time focusing on the content of the video. I also apologize for bring your attention to this verbal tick. Also, in the final minute or so, you will hear my dog "Rosie" barking at the trash man. She is a sweet lab/pit mix, but definitely considers the trash man to be a monster of some sort.