• Double-hand Poker Rules

    Now let’s discover some alternate styles of poker other than Texas holdem, seven card stud, five card draw and omaha/8. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you must be thinking that double-hand sounds a little Chinese; yes you’re correct, this card game is a blending 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 played by up to seven players. It is played with 1 deck of 52 cards, with a joker. Interestingly, joker can only be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush, straight flush, or royal flush. The critical aspect here to clearly recall is apart from the customary ranking of hands we have an additional winning hand that is "Five Aces" (5 aces including the joker). Astonishingly, five aces beats every other hand including royal flush. Every player is given 7 cards. These cards are aligned to create 2 hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand must be better or be equal to the two card hand.
    After arranging the two hands, the cards are positioned on the poker table face down. Once down, you are no longer allowed to touch them. The dealer will turn over his cards and make his hands. Every players hand is played against the dealer’s hands. Should the player wins one hand and loses the other, this is called a "push" and no cash is exchanged. If dealer wins both hands then the individual gives up their bet the opposite is correct if the player wins both hands. Now if there is a tie, the croupier wins everything. After the hand is played, the very next player clock-wise becomes the dealer and the following hand is given out.

     August 3rd, 2012  Marlee   No comments

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