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First-ever live duplicate poker tourney starts on casinoextra.fr

First-ever live duplicate poker tourney starts on casinoextra.fr

 

 

Apropos of its name, two firsts will be realized at the Duplicate Texas Hold’em event today in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For one: it’s the first-ever live duplicate poker tournament; for two, it’s the first time a poker site will show play-by-play of each hand during the game to an online audience.

 

The poker site is e-PokerUSA, and its first-ever live Duplicate Texas Hold’em Tournament at the Cherokee Resort Casino will also have some well-known pros in the field competing for $10,000 in cash.

 

World Series of casinoextra.fr Poker Main Event Champion Scotty Nguyen will be one of them, with Barry Johnston, Linda Johnson, Denny Axel and Jan Fisher along for the ride, giving an air of legitimacy to the somewhat unheralded game of duplicate poker.

 

The basics of duplicate poker are the same as regular poker, but with four notable exceptions:

 

There are always two or more tables of players, with the same number of players seated at each table.

An identically shuffled deck of cards is used at each table for each hand so players in the same position at each table receive the same hole cards and the common cards are the same for both.

Every player begins each hand with the same number of playing chips, regardless of the results of any previous hand.

Winner of each hand is based on the number of chips at the end of the game compared with all players in the same seat at the other tables.

If it sounds a little confusing, Pinhas Romik, founder and CEO of e-PokerUSA Inc., says that’s a perfect opportunity to follow the action online and get a sense of the game.

 

“It’s an exciting day for us. People interested in this unique event who cannot attend will be …

Poker winning hands – Bandarq

Poker winning hands – Bandarq

 

 

Poker Hands are ranked as shown, from high to low:

 

Five of a Kind (with a wild card)

Straight Flush

Four of a Kind

Full House

Flush

Straight

Three of a Kind

Two Pair

Pair

High Card

Poker Hand Descriptions:

Five of a Kind

A five of a kind is the highest possible hand. It is only possible when using wild cards, however. If more than one player has five of a kind, the hand with the higher card wins (Five Aces beats five Kings, which beat five Queens, and so on).

 

Straight Flush

Five cards of the same suit in sequence, such as 98765 of hearts. They are ranked by the top card, and therefore AKQJT is the Bandarq best straight flush, also called a royal flush. The ace can play low to make 5432A, the lowest possible straight flush.

 

Four of a Kind

Four of a kind is simply four cards of the same rank. If there are two or more hands that qualify, the hand with the higher-rank four of a kind wins. If, in some bizarre game with many wild cards, there are two four of a kinds with the same rank, then the one with the high card outside the four of the kind wins. General Rule: When hands tie on the rank of a pair, three of a kind, etc., the cards outside break ties, as in the rules for High Card.

 

Full House

A full house is a three of a kind and a pair, such as Q-Q-Q-7-7. Ties are broken first by the three of a kind, then pair. So K-K-K-2-2 beats Q-Q-Q-A-A, which beats Q-Q-Q-J-J. (the three of a kinds can only be similar if wild cards are used.)

 

Flush

A flush is a …

WPT American Showdown chericasino.net

WPT American Showdown chericasino.net

 

 

The American Chopper team of Poppa Paul Teutel and sons Paul Jr and Mikey squared off against Trading Spaces co-hosts Amy Wynn, Joe Farrell, and Ladykiller Carter Oosterhouse for a WPT charity tourney earlier today.

 

Champions Daniel Negreanu and Jennifer Harmond played lifeline coaches, advising their assigned team when a player raised a “red card”. (One call per player.)

 

Right away, it’s obvious (some of) the Tuetels know their poker. Poppa Paul, despite folding on a Doyle Brunson (10,2-offsuit, with which Brunson won 2 titles), manages to start off with several good hands, mostly competing with son Mikey. At least until Mikey bluffs out Poppa’s A,Q with a low straight draw to become chip leader ahead of dad and brother Paul Jr.

 

This is followed by  a monster pot of over 400K with QsQd (Mikey), KsKh (Carter), AhKd (Amy), Ac5d (Paul Jr). Amy then calls lifeline Danny N., who tells her she no longer has anything after the flop of 3c,2d,6h. The turn is 10s, with the pot up to over 600K. Carter calls lifeline, and Danny N. says go all in. The women in the audience go wild for the ladykiller chericasino.net. The pot’s now $683K. Deuce-h is the river. Mikey goes all in. Paul Jr. checks, then calls red card (lifeline). Jennifer Harmand (sp?) tells him they’re both (Mikey, Carter) all in, they’ve both got you beat: fold! So Mikey wins the side pot. Carter kicks butt and wins the main pot.

 

Amy Wynn is bumped into 6th by her own teammate, Carter.

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