Sunday, December 17, 2006

Badugi Anyone?

I'm getting ready to join High Plains Sunday night game. Tonight will be my first time playing Badugi.

Here is a description:
Badugi is a triple draw, four-card, low-hand wins game. The best low hand is comprised of four cards, with none of the same suit, and none of the same rank: i.e. ace, two, three, four all of different suits are the best possible hand.

There's a dealer button, a small blind, and a big blind. Cards are dealt in the same manner at holdem, but everyone is dealt their own four cards, facedown.

Betting occurs, then there is a discard/redraw phase.

There are three rounds of betting/drawing cards, then a showdown.

The best hand is 432A, all different suits. Pairs are bad, and the same suit is bad.

If you end up with 5422, you actually have a three card hand (542). If you end up with 542A with the 5 and A of the same suit, you actually have a three card hand (and you'd use 42A). The 42A would beat the 542. Lower cards are better.

Any four card hand beats any three card hand, and any three card hand beats any two card hand. The worst hand you can show down is quad kings. You're playing a solo K.

Check this link for some more information:

http://www.pokernews.com/news/2006/12/other-games-poker-chris-fargis-badugi.htm

If you read this before 8 p.m. PST on Sunday night and have some tips for me, please send them my way. I can check comments on my phone.

Have a great night all!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was going to say "Ha! No tips for you!", but then I remember I bubbled, and you monied.

Nice hand, missy, well played.

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