Double-hand Poker Established RulesPosted in Poker on 11/20/2012 02:21 am by Rudy
Let’s become versed in some alternate styles of poker other than Texas holdem, seven card stud, 5 card draw and Omaha. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you might be wondering that pai gow sounds a bit Chinese; yes you’re right, this card game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and poker
Definitely this is not one of the highly popular types of poker but still widely played. It can be enjoyed by up to 7 players. It’s played with 1 deck of 52 cards, including a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can only be used as an ace, or to finish off a straight, flush, straight flush, or a royal flush. The critical thing here to bear in mind is other than the normal ranking of hands we have an additional winning hand that is "Five Aces" (five aces including the joker). Surprisingly, 5 aces defeats all other hand yes, even a royal flush. Every gambler is given seven cards. These cards are arranged to create two hands; a 2 card hand and a five card hand. The 5 card hand must be stronger or be equivalent to the two card hand.
After setting up the two hands, the cards are placed on the poker table face down. Once on the table, you can no longer switch them. The croupier will flip over their cards and make his hands. Each competitors hand is played against the croupier’s hands. If the player take one hand and loses the other, this is called a "push" and absolutely no cash is lost or won. If dealer wins the two hands then the gambler looses their wager and vice versa. Now if there is a tie, the croupier wins all. After the hand is played, the very next player clock-wise gets to be the dealer and the next hand is given out.