There are a high number of hand combinations available in Turnpike poker. It can be complicated and you need to pay very close attention. You must also be aware of all the board cards in order to help you in assessing the likely winning hands. A set must include a pair or trips in order for a full house or four of a kind to be possible. A set of board cards will only occasionally have all 3 cards suited, so flushes are not common. But, if one is possible you will probably need the nut flush. Board cards with straight possibilities are fairly common, and if no flush or pair appears on the board a straight is the likely winner. A set containing trips on the board is about a 424:1 longshot, but it bears mentioning. A pair of aces in your hand would give you the best possible full house but it may not be enough to win. With 8 players, if the case card does not appear elsewhere on the board, someone has it in their hand.