Winning Poker

Pai Gow Poker Game Rules

June 6th, 2010 at 16:21

Let us become versed in some alternate variations of poker other than holdem, 7 card stud, five card draw and omaha/8. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you must be wondering that double-hand sounds a little Chinese; well you’re right, this card game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our own us poker
Absolutely this isn’t one of the most acclaimed forms of poker but still commonly played. It can be enjoyed by up to seven players. It is played with one deck of cards, including a joker. Interestingly, joker can be used only as an ace, or to finish off a straight, flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The critical aspect here to always remember is other than the customary ranking of hands we’ve one more winning hand that is "Five Aces" (4 Aces and the Joker). Surprisingly, 5 aces beats all other hand including royal flush. Each gambler is given 7 cards. The cards are aligned to make 2 hands; a two card hand and a five card hand. The 5 card hand must rank higher or be equivalent to the 2 card hand.
After setting up the two hands, the cards are positioned on the table with the faces down. Once down, you cannot switch them. The croupier will flip over his cards and make their hands. Each players hand is played against the dealer’s hands. If the player take 1 hand and lose the other, this is called a "push" and no cash is exchanged. If croupier wins the two hands then the individual gives up their wager the opposite is true if the player wins both hands. Now if the hand is a tie, the dealer wins everything. Once the hand is competed, the very next person clock-wise becomes the croupier and the following hand is dealt.

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