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Poker Strategy | Poker Variants

Shuffling CardsHow to Play Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Tournaments

There was a time not that long ago when you would not have been able to find a Deuce to 7 Triple Draw Tournament in any venue, whether live or online. How times have changed! Now, you can find online tournaments on a regular basis, as well...

cash and cardsHow to Play Deuce to 7 Triple Draw

Learning how to play Deuce to 7 Triple Draw is a relatively easy proposition, as long as you remember what the best hands are, and avoid a few traps that you might fall into. The game is played either online or live with between two and six...

Introduction to Chinese Poker

Chinese Poker is a poker variant played with between 2-4 players, each of whom is dealt 13 cards. Out of the 13 cards received, each player puts together three poker hands, which have five, five, and three cards respectively. The three-card hand...

Aces and ChipsChinese Poker Hand Ranking

Hand rankings in Chinese Poker depend largely on which variant of the game is being played. The most common format for Chinese Poker has each player receiving 13 cards, and being required to make three high hands of 3, 5, and 5 cards. When this...

Heart Royal FlushChinese Poker Rules

One of the most important things to realize about Chinese Poker is that it can be played with any number of different sets of rules, particularly as regards the scoring of the hands. In this article, we are going to focus on the most commonly...

Dealing cardsIntroduction to Chinese Poker Rules

Whenever you sit down to play any form of poker, the first thing you need to know are the rules of the game being played. With Chinese Poker, this is even more important than with most variations, because there are many different scoring and...

Chinese PokerChinese Poker Historical Tournaments

Traditionally, Chinese Poker is played as a side-game by players who have been knocked out of tournaments, or who are waiting for other cash games or tourneys to begin and are killing time with one another and unable to refrain from doing...

queen of heartsChinese Poker History

As with many poker variants, it is difficult to ascertain exactly when Chinese Poker was first invented. However, there are a few things we do know. First, it is clear that cards of some type were used in games in China long before they ever...

Key to KnowledgeIntroduction to Chinese Poker History

Unlike many poker variants that were developed in the United States, Chinese Poker, as you can tell by its name, was not. The game has a fascinating, if somewhat unclear, history, and has become an addictive favorite of many high-stakes poker...

chips and cardsChinese Poker Tips

Chinese Poker is a game that relies on luck much more than strategy. Since you will be playing every hand, the most important decision in other poker games, whether to bet or fold, is never going to be an issue. For the most part, the person or...

Bag of cashThe Top Five Most Common Beginner Mistakes in Chinese Poker

Because you are dealt 13 cards in Chinese Poker (or 17, in some variations of the game), there are many considerations to take into account in creating your three hands, and a huge number of mistakes that can be made in arranging them properly...

Photo courtesy of MeldingGames.comChinese Poker - Top Ten Tips

Chinese Poker has become the most popular way for professional players to kill time, whether in between tournaments, traveling around the world or just waiting for a cash game to begin or playing on an iPad. It is a game that you can play with...

Maze of heartsIntroduction to Chinese Poker Tips

While the mastery of any poker variation involves lots of in depth study of all the ins-and-outs of the game, it is almost impossible to know everything about each of the many games that you will encounter. However, there are common situations in...

cash and cardsHeads-Up Chinese Poker

Unlike most poker games, which are usually played with a “ring” of between 6-10 players, Chinese Poker, due to the number of cards dealt to each player in each hand, is most frequently played short-handed, and very commonly, heads-up. Poker...

GamblingCommon Mistakes in Chinese Poker

Chinese Poker is unlike almost all forms of the game, in that (unless you are playing an alternate set of rules) you will be playing every single hand you are dealt. Therefore, the most common error that most players make in poker, which is playing...

Chinese Poker Strategy For Beginners

Although Chinese Poker is much more luck-dependent than most other variants of poker, there are still strategic concepts that will help beginning players have the best chance of being profitable. What follows in this article are ideas on how to...

An Introduction to How to Play Chinese Poker

It is essential to learn how to play Chinese Poker before you sit down to play the game. Although, on the face of it, it is not that complicated a game to play, there are many details in both how to assemble/set your hands and understanding...

Introduction to Badugi

Badugi is a variation of low draw poker, where each player is dealt four cards to start, and can then draw replacement cards to try and make a better hand. The object of the game is to make as LOW a four-card hand as possible, with each of the...

A Sample Hand in Badugi with Commentary

Before you dive into this sample Badugi hand, you should make certain that you have read and understood the Badugi strategy articles here at PokerWorks. This sample hand is one that might be dealt in a mid-limit cash game. Remember that all...

How to Play Badugi Tournaments

In recent years Badugi has become one of the most popular new poker games played in both live and online settings. While the majority of Badugi action is found in cash games, an increasing number of limit and pot-limit tournaments are being...

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