Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Poker Tri: A Pair is Always Fair

Poker Tri is a variant online poker that allows punters to play with either (or both) a standard PLAY/ANTE game and a PAIR PLUS. Players are offered two ways to win prizes. The Play/Ante game puts players against the dealer; whoever has the higher hand wins. The Pair Plus game, meanwhile, allows customers to bet on whether or not they will be dealt a pair or better.

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The Hands Rankings
Although a variant of poker, this game does not entirely follow the traditional hierarchy of the hands’ value. In fact, Poker Tri considers a STRAIGHT to be better than a FLUSH. The card rankings are as follows:
  • Straight Flush
  • Three Of a Kind
  • Straight
  • Flush
  • Pair
If a hand does not contain a pair or better, the hand that contains the highest ranking card(s) wins. ACE is high except 3-2-Ace in sequence.

In the Play/Ante game, the dealer loses if the player has a hand with a value higher than the dealer’s qualifying hand of a Queen or better. Players kick off the session by placing an ANTE. With their cards shown, players may fold or—if they believe their hand could out-value the dealer’s hand—place an amount equal to the ANTE on the PLAY spot.

Pair Plus
For the PAIR PLUS game to be won, players should have a pair or better; else, they will lose their wager. Players receive PAIR PLUS payouts regardless of the dealer’s hand. However, if players place a bet on Ante and fold the hand, the PAIR PLUS will be forfeited. The highest PAIR PLUS payout is 40-to-1, which is a Straight Flush.

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