Double-hand Poker Game Rules


Posted by Prince | Posted in Poker | Posted on 15-03-2010

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Now let us become versed in some different forms of poker other than holdem, five card stud, five card draw and omaha eight-or-better. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you might be thinking that pai gow sounds a bit Chinese; well you are correct, this game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our own us poker
Clearly this isn’t one of the highly popular forms of poker but still commonly played. It can be enjoyed by up to seven players. It is played with one deck of 52 cards, plus a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can only be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or royal flush. The critical aspect here to clearly recall is apart from the typical ranking of hands we have an additional winning hand which is "Five Aces" (five aces including the joker). Astonishingly, 5 aces is greater than all other hand including royal flush. Each gambler is dealt 7 cards. The 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 equivalent to the 2 card hand.
After arranging the 2 hands, the cards are laid on the table face down. Once on the table, you cannot switch them. The croupier will flip over his cards and assemble his hands. Every competitors hand is compared to the dealer’s hands. If the player wins one hand and loses the other, this is called a "push" and no money is exchanged. If croupier wins both hands then the individual looses their bet and vice versa. Now if the hand is a draw, the croupier wins all. Once the hand is competed, the very next player clock-wise becomes the dealer and the following hand is given out.

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