Saturday, November 19, 2005

Lifeline II

The game is no limit 5 card draw. Two players are left in a hand which has reached showdown. One is all in and the pot is a little over $500. The called player tables 3 kings (three of a kind). The other player, who is sitting to my immediate right, peeks at his hand lifting the cards up just enough for me to see a queen high straight, and then mucks. We continue playing.

Would anyone care to explain this apparent conundrum?

11 comments:

TenMile said...

Collusion?

Mr Subliminal said...

Nope, not collusion.

Huge Junk said...

My head just began hurting trying to think this one thru.

I give up.

For my head's sake.

BadBlood said...

It's 2-7 lowball?

Mr Subliminal said...

No, it's not 2-7 lowball. But you're getting a little warmer.

Drizztdj said...

Whist?

Heafy said...

Were there wild cards involved?

Mr Subliminal said...

No wild cards, Heafy.

Heafy said...

So you must have been playing with a reduced deck then? What style of poker is this called?

Mr Subliminal said...

Well done, Heafy, you've solved the mystery! We were in fact playing a variation of 5 card draw popular in Europe, Asia and Australia, in which a 32 card deck (sevens to aces), or a 28 card deck (eights to aces), is used. In this game a flush beats a full house, and a three of a kind beats a straight.

I don't know of any particular name to this style - we just called it draw poker.

Drizztdj said...

There's a variation on UB called Royal Flush Hold Em' that only uses A thru T.