Poker Games Online
Let’s explore 3 Poker Games Online along with strategies for
Pursuit and Tri-Card.
Poker Games online
the rage. But before Texas Hold ‘Em
gambling scene, games like Caribbean Stud, Let it Ride and
Three Card Poker enthralled
traditional casino goers. It’s
surprising, then, that each of these games found a
reception and are included in the Learn Poker Games program.
take a look at the basic rules and strategies for
three of several of the net’s most popular poker games online.
This is a
popular form of a poker game
online that was developed over a decade ago. Cyberstud has taken a
front row seat and comes in 2 versions online, but that may not
necessarily mean that both versions are available at all casinos. The 2
versions are Non-progressive Cyberstud and Progressive Cyberstud.
simplicity of the game is what has made it popular right from the
start. The game owes its popularity to the drastic rise in poker
Basic rules for this poker game online include the following:
- All players must make
an ante wager according to the limits of the table.
An optional $1 progressive wager is
at this time in the case of the progressive version.
- The dealer and all
players are dealt five cards. All
cards are dealt face down. The
receives four cards face down. The
card is exposed.
- After looking at the
hand, players must decide whether to fold or bet. Hands
values are based according to
traditional poker rules. Players may
not share information about their hands.
player that folds
forfeits the current wager.
- Any player that bets
must wager an additional amount equal to twice the value of the ante.
- After all players have
acted on their decisions, the dealer will expose his remaining cards.
dealer must have a
minimum hand of Ace/King to qualify. If
the dealer does not qualify, players will win even money on their ante
with their bet.
- If the dealer’s hand
does qualify and loses to the player, then the ante will pay even money
bet will pay according to the table’s payout schedule.
qualifies and wins, the player loses all monies wagered.
- The optional
progressive side bet will be based entirely on the standard poker value
Games Online: Basic
Strategy for Cyberstud Although
of the game
are easy to follow,
optimal strategy is complicated and is beyond the
this article. Luckily,
there is a
simplified version that’s both easy to follow and won’t lead to a
higher house edge.
always bet/raise when your
hand contains a pair or better. Second,
fold any hands that do not contain at least the minimum qualifying hand
Games Online: Poker
more advanced strategy
involves paying close attention to the dealer’s upcard.
For example, if you hold an Ace-King in
hand and the dealer’s exposed card is below a king and
matches one of your other cards, you should bet.
Other factors that you should keep an eye out
for include the remaining cards in your Ace-King hand: Do you have a
well, while the dealer shows garbage? plus the comparative rank of the
card to your remaining cards.
GT offers an advanced
Caribbean Stud Poker lesson at the site.
Pursuit is another version of the poker games online that is
exceedingly simple in theory, with only a few actions taken during each
rules are as follows:
Games Online: Basic
Strategy Poker Parsuit
begins after each participant places three
bets of equal size in the three wager circles marked 1, 2 and $.
player is dealt three cards face down. Two
additional “community cards” are
face down in front of the dealer.
examine their cards and decide whether
or not to let the bet #1 remain or remove it from action.
dealer then reveals one of the two community
each player may then let the remaining
two bets ride, or remove bet #2. This
action is independent of the initial decision.
the second community card is exposed
and all winning players are paid according to the table’s payout
The strategy for Poker
Pursuit centers on the first
four cards and the first two betting circles. It is here that the
decide whether or not the cards warrant leaving any or all bets in
first decision comes after you have received your cards.
Since you now
of the hand, you can make some good assumptions about the
With these assumptions, decisions are made about the bets.
| First Three
|| Let All Bets
| Pair of 10's
| Three of a
| 3 card
| 3 card Royal
w/two 10 value cards
| J,9,8 / 10,9,7 / 10,8,7
| Pairs 2-9
| All Others
a decision is made for round
one, the game continues and the dealer exposes the first community card. Players must now
their next betting
decision based on the new information and the likelihood of completing
At this point, the playable four-card hands
- Four of a Kind.
- Three of a Kind.
- Pair of 10's or Higher.
Cards to a Royal Flush.
- Four Cards to a Straight
- Four to a Flush.
Cards to an Open Ended Straight.
- Four Cards to a
strategy for Let it Ride.
Games Online: 3
Three Card Poker
hands that do not meet these guidelines should not be played, no matter
tempting or fictitiously attractive they may look.
GT offers additional Let
It Ride lessons and a quiz at the site.
3 Card Poker is a
little bit different
from most poker games online described here in that it is basically two
in one: “Pair Plus” and “Ante & Play.”
Players may bet one or both, and may vary the size of each
independent of the other.
Games Online: Rules
The simpler of the
two games, Pair Plus
involves no real skill—you don’t even have to beat the dealer’s hand.
It’s simply a
whether or not you
get dealt winning cards.
make a wager in the Pair Plus field and examine your three cards.
and their payouts include:
Basic Pair Plus Payout Schedule
Three of a Kind=
how the value
of certain hands differs from that of traditional poker.
Most notable is that a
straight is superior
to a flush.
because a flush,
with a probability of appearing 4.95% of the time is greater than a
which only appears in 3.25% of all hands dealt.
Games Online: Rules
The second of the 3
Card Poker games
is only slightly more challenging than the Pair Plus game.
The game begins
player places an ante
wager and is dealt three cards. The player then decides whether to fold
raise by putting a second bet in the designated “Play” area.
If the player
loses all bets made,
including any “Pair Plus” wager.
player raised, action then goes to the dealer who must now expose his
The two hands are then compared.
rules involved in deciding the winner are as follows:
dealer must have a minimum hand of Q-X-X in
order to qualify.
the dealer doesn’t qualify, the ante bet is
paid off at 1-1. The
Play bet is then
returned to the player.
the dealer’s hand qualifies, but player wins,
both Ante bet and Play bet are paid off at 1-1.
the dealer’s hand qualifies and wins, the
player loses both Play and Ante wagers.
the dealer’s hand qualifies but the player
and dealer tie, both Ante and Play wagers remain
addition to these
Ante bet has a special bonus that is independent of the dealer’s hand. The payout
this ante bonus is:
Three of a Kind=
Poker Games Online: Tips
at 3 Card Poker
Like the other poker variations,
3 Card Poker is
exceedingly simple to play yet difficult to win with any real
strategy consists of:
Games Online, you can return to Learn Poker Games 2
is no real skill
involved in playing the Pair Plus option, since the only decision is
not to play. Under
ideal conditions the
house edge is about 2.3%.
& Play Strategy. Almost as
simplistic a strategy as that of Pair Plus, the deciding factor in
not to raise depends solely on the minimal hand strength required for
raise any time your
hand is a Queen-six-four combination or better. This
doesn’t mean that a Q-6-4 is a
hand that you
can expect to
consistently win with.
it’s the absolute minimum hand that’s
- GT offers an additional 2
lessons for 3-Card Poker at the site.
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