Pai Gow Poker Guidelines

[ English ]

Now let’s learn some alternate styles of poker other than holdem, 7 card stud, 5 card draw and omaha/8. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you must be wondering that double-hand sounds a little Chinese; yes you’re correct, this game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our very own us poker
Clearly this isn’t one of the highly acclaimed forms of poker but still broadly played. It can be enjoyed by up to seven players. It is played with 1 deck of cards, including a joker. Interestingly, joker can only be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or royal flush. The critical element here to clearly recall is aside from the customary ranking of hands we’ve one more winning hand which is "Five Aces" (5 aces including the joker). Surprisingly, 5 aces is greater than every other hand yes, even a royal flush. Every gambler is given seven cards. The cards are aligned to make two hands; a two card hand and a five card hand. The 5 card hand must rank higher or be equivalent to the two card hand.
After setting up the two hands, the cards are placed on the table with the faces down. Once on the table, you can no longer change them. The dealer will flip over his cards and assemble their hands. Each competitors hand is played against the dealer’s hands. Should the player take 1 hand and lose the other, this is referred to as "push" and absolutely no cash is exchanged. If dealer wins both hands then the player looses their wager the opposite is correct if the player wins both hands. Now if the hand is a draw, the dealer wins everything. Once the hand is played, the very next person clock-wise becomes the dealer and the following hand is given out.

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