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I'm about to play today my first game of Havoc.
While reading the rules I came up with the following question:
In a three players game this is the situation on the table:
Player 1: 5-5-5-2-2
Player 2: 10-2
Player 3: 3-4-5-6
Both player 1 & 2 passed, and it is now the third player's turn.
He has a potential straight, but clearly he can't beat the full house.
However he must play another card (2 or 7) to complete a 5 card
straight if he wants to win the second place reward.
Am I right?
You are correct. Player 3 currently shows a 6 high card, which is lower than Player 2's 10 high card. In order for Player 3 to finish second, s/he must play either a 2 or 7 to complete the straight, or play either a 3,4,5,6 to make a pair.
If all of Player 3's cards are of the same suit, then playing either the 2 or 7 of the same suit will give her/him a 5-card straight flush, which will beat Player 1's full house.