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Poker Strategy | Poker Variants

How to Play Badugi

Badugi is a poker game which is usually played by anywhere from 2 to 8 players.  In learning how to play Badugi, it is important to master the basics of how it is played, as well as the essentials about which cards to play, how long to stay in the...

An Introduction to How to Play Badugi

Before you sit down to play any variation of poker, the first thing you should do is to learn how to play the game being spread.  This is true whether you are a live or online player.  It is especially important with Badugi, because many poker...

Badugi Tips

Badugi has been gaining greater popularity in the past few years with an increased online presence in both cash game and tournament forms.  Because it is a very simple game to understand, many people mistakenly believe that it is also easy to...

The Five Most Common Beginner Mistakes in Badugi

Perhaps even more important than making clever plays and great reads in Badugi is avoiding basic mistakes.  The money that you save by staying away from these errors will likely be greater than all the profits that you make at the game by making...

Badugi Top 10 Tips

Badugi is one of the poker variants that has grown the fastest in popularity in online venues .  The game has a very simple objective, and as a result, many players think that there is little or no strategy to the game, other than continuing to...

Badugi Tournament Tips

Badugi, which is a relatively new poker variant, has hit a wave of popularity in the past few years.  As a result, it is not uncommon to find Badugi tournaments in different venues, particularly online.  It has even become an event in Poker Stars’...

Introduction to Badugi Tips

Mastering any poker game requires in-depth study of all the different aspects of proper play.  However, within the many subtleties of each game are a general set of situations and plays that you will run into time and time again.  The articles in...

Bluffing in Badugi

Badugi is a game where all four of your cards are hidden from the other players; therefore, it is a variant that lends itself to frequent and sometimes completely outrageous bluffs.   In any poker game, it is essential that you take a balanced...

Heads-Up Badugi

While any heads-up poker game provides lots of opportunity for aggressive tactics designed to throw your opponent off of his game, Badugi, which has all cards hidden, is especially suited for players who like to keep others on the defensive. When...

Badugi Odds

In Badugi, as in any other game of poker, it is essential that you have a general sense of the odds you are facing in trying to draw to a winning hand.  Once you know what those odds are, you can compare them to the price the pot is giving you to...

Badugi - General Tournament Strategy

A few years ago, if you had told someone that Badugi was going to become a popular tournament game, they probably would have told you that you were crazy; how the landscape has changed.  You can find Badugi tournaments online 365 days a year, and...

Common Mistakes in Badugi

In mastering any poker variant, it is even more important to avoid basic mistakes than it is to learn how to make complex expert plays.  Regardless of how much knowledge you have of a game, if you consistently make errors in play, you will be a...

Badugi Strategy for Beginners

Badugi is a relatively simple game on the face of it.  You only have four cards, and all you need to do is to make a low hand with no pairs, and all four suits represented (this type of hand is called a “Badugi,” with the best possible hand being...

Selecting Starting Hands in Badugi

As is true in every poker game, the most important and basic part of a successful player’s strategy is knowing which starting hands to play and which to throw away.  Badugi is no different.  While you will see many players in this triple-draw game...

Introduction to Badugi Strategy

There are strategies to apply to all forms of poker, and ones that are specific to each individual game.  Badugi is a rather different sort of poker variant, in that it combines a number of different types of game into one dynamic package.  We will...

Badugi Hand Rankings

The most important point to understand about Badugi hand rankings is that ANY completed four-card Badugi is better than a hand with lower cards that doesn’t fulfill the requirement of having all four suits represented with no pairs.  Therefore...

Badugi Rules - How to Play Badugi

Badugi is a poker variant of triple-draw, where each player is allowed to draw as many of his/her cards as desired up to three times before the showdown.  The object of the game is to construct the lowest possible four-card hand containing one...

Introduction to Badugi Rules

Before you play your first hand of Badugi, either live or online, it is essential that you first familiarize yourself with the rules of the game.  Without this knowledge, other players will take advantage of your inexperience to exploit you and your...

The History of Badugi

Badugi is a poker variant that has only appeared in the West in the last few years.  Its origin seems to be Korean, and the name of the game supposedly comes from the South Korean name for a dog with different-colored spots.  This seems to likely...

Badugi History Introduction

Unlike many other forms of the game, Badugi was fairly recently introduced into the world of casino poker although it was played regularly in many places around the world.  While Badugi doesn’t have the rich history of a game like 5 Card Stud or 5...

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