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Let-it-Ride Poker

 

Before seeing first Community card Let-it-Ride only if you have:

 

Any paying hand (10ís or better, 3 of a kind).

Any 3 to a royal flush.

3 suited cards in a row except 2-3-4, and Ace-2-3.

3 to a straight flush, spread 4, with 1 high card (10+).

3 to a straight flush, spread 5, with 2 high cards.

Spread 4: the cards span 4 ranks in a row; (5,6,8).

Spread 5: the cards span 5 ranks; (5,7,9).

 

After seeing first Community card Let-it-Ride only if you have:

 

Any paying hand (10ís or better, 2 pair, 3 of a kind).

Any 4 to a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush.

Any 4 to an outside straight.

Any 4 to an inside straight, with 4 high cards.

Inside straight: inside card missing; (4,5,7,8).

Outside straight: outside card missing; (4,5,6,7).

Outside straights are better because 8 cards help

as opposed to 4 for an inside straight.

 

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Three Card Poker

 

Raise only if you have a Queen-6-4 or better.Queen-6-4 is the borderline hand because when you raise on Queen/6/3 you can expect to lose 1.00255 >units, (more than the 1.0 unit by folding).

 

Raising on Queen-6-4 expect to lose 0.993378."Mimicking the Dealer" (strategy of raising on any Queen or better) is not a bad strategy but you will lose more with it than the optimal strategy above. The house edge is 3.45%.

 

"Playing Blind" (raising on all hands) yields a house edge of 7.65%.

 

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Caribbean Stud Poker

 

Raise with a pair or higher, fold with less than Ace/King.Raise on Ace/King if any of the following 3 rules apply:

 

1. Raise if the dealer's card is a 2 through Queen and matches one of yours.

 

2. Raise if the dealer's card is an Ace or King and you have a Queen or Jack in your hand.

 

3. Raise if the dealer's rank does not match any of yours; you have a Queen in your hand; the dealer's card is less than your 4th highest card.

 

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Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker

 

Fold: Unsuited 2/3 thru 2/7, & Unsuited 3/4.

 

You can expect to win a Bonus; 9.5 % of the time.

169 possible initial hands (your 2 hole cards) (13 x 13).

 

The house edge on the Bonus Bet is about 8.9 percent.

 

A pair happens about 6 times in a hundred hands.

 

In a thousand hands:

AA happens 4.5 times

AK Suited happens 3 times

AQ or AJ Suited happens 6 times

AK Unsuited happens 9 times

KK, QQ, or JJ happens 13.5 times

AQ or AJ Unsuited happens 18 times

Pair 2,2 thru 10,10 happens 40.7 times

 

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