Double-Hand Poker Rules

by Carmelo on September 13th, 2012

Let’s learn a different type of poker other than holdem, five card stud, 5 card draw and Omaha Hold’em. Yes, pai-gow poker. Now you have to be wondering that pai gow sounds a little Chinese; yes you’re proper this game is really a combination of the Chinese game pai gow and our very own American poker. Surely this is not one of the most popular styles of poker but still it is widely bet. It may be bet by up to seven gamblers.

It’s wagered with 1 deck of fifty-two cards, including a joker. Curiously, the joker may be used only as an ace, to complete a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The crucial element here to remember is other than the usual rating of hands we have 1 more winning hand that is "5 Aces" (five aces which includes the joker). Remarkably, five aces beat all other hands including royal flush.

Each gambler is dealt seven cards. The cards are set up to form 2 hands; a 2 card hand and a five card hand. The five card hand has to rank higher or be equal to the two card hand. Lastly both of your hands have to rank greater than each of your opponents hands (each five and 2 card hands). Additionally the 2 card hand can just have two combinations; one pair and high card.

Immediately after the cards are organized in to two hands, they’re positioned on the table face down. Once you lay them down, you can not touch them. The croupier will flip over their cards and make his hands. Each and every gamblers hand is compared to the croupier’s hands. If the gambler wins 1 hand and manages to lose the other, this is identified as "push" and no money is exchanged. If dealer wins each hands then they wins the gamblers stake and the other way around. Now what if there is certainly a tie, the only benefit with the croupier here is they wins all ties.

After the hand is bet, the next individual clock-wise becomes the croupier and the following hand is wagered. The main disadvantage to this game is that there’s no skill required and you rely too much on good fortune. Also the odds are bad in comparison to betting with a pot.

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