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Poker Game Review - Badugi Poker
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 is the best possible hand.
When you find yourself holding 4 cards of different rank and suit, then you are holding a Badugi.
How the Dealing Works
Each player is dealt 4 cards in a clockwise direction starting from the player on the small blind. Cards are dealt to each player one card at a time. Once everyone has their 4 cards, the action begins with the player to the left of the big blind and continues around the table in a clockwise direction.
How to Play Badugi:
Each player is dealt 4 cards, after which the first betting round ensues, based on the strength of each player's initial 4 cards. The betting amounts will depend on which variation of Badugi you are playing, Limit, Pot Limit, or Half Pot Limit.
First draw round: Players are offered the opportunity to draw zero to four cards, clockwise from the first participating seat to the left of the dealer button. Players select which cards to keep and which to replace through a draw. Drawing no cards is known as "Standing Pat".
Second draw round: Same as first draw round.
Third draw round: Same as second draw round, applying reshuffle of discards as is necessary.
A badugi is a 4 card hand of all different suits and values. e.g. Ac2h3d4s, 4d6c9hTs, 3h4c8d9s
What is a 3-card hand?
A 3-card hand is a hand that has one card copying another, either by suit and/or by value, therefore reducing the overall value of the hand to simply 3 active cards e.g. AcAh2d3s, 2d3h5c6c, 4d6c7d8h
What is a 2-card hand?
A 2-card hand is a hand that has 2 cards copying the other 2, either by suit and/ or value, therefore reducing the overall value to simply 2 active cards e.g. 2d2h3d3h, 4c5c6d6s, Ac45s7s9c
What is a 1-card hand?
A 1-card hand is the worst possible hand whereby the overall value of the hand is reduced to simply one card due to copying by suits and/or value e.g. AAAA, Ah2h3h4h, 4c5c8cTc
How are hand rankings determined, highest to lowest or lowest to highest?
Hand values are determined from highest card down to lowest card. e.g. Ac3s4h6d beats Ad3h4s9c, 5c6c7d8d beats 6h7s7h8h, 4444 beats 8888
The showdown rules follow those of Texas Holdem. In brief, the player whose last bet is called, if there is one, shows cards first. If there is no last aggressor, showdown begins from the first participant holding cards, clockwise from the dealer button. As hands are shown, players with losing hands may muck or show, similar to Holdem. Once the showdown is complete, the winner is announced and awarded the pot.