Double Flop Hold’em plays like regular Texas Hold’em, but with additional community cards.
But it’s not just the flop; it’s the turn and river cards too! That’s right, twice the normal amount of community cards to build your hand! When the flop is dealt there are six cards – three for the upper board and three for the lower board. After that, the turn cards are dealt, one for the upper board, and one for the lower board. Then the river cards, one for the… you get the idea.
HOW MANY MAY I USE?
Just like in Hold’em, you make your best hand of five cards from the seven available (your two pocket cards plus the five cards of the board – upper OR lower). Our Double Flop game uses only one 52-card deck, so use that to your advantage. Knowing what isn’t in another player’s hand is very valuable. Your King high flush looks pretty good when the Ace is on the other board with a bunch of suits that don’t match! (Technically, one of the cards would have to match the Ace’s suit, but we’re just saying…)!
SO MANY CHOICES!
You can use one row and one row only to make your hand. Your choice – upper row or lower row – doesn’t need to be declared, and can change throughout the hand. For instance, you have A, K in the pocket. The upper flop is 3, A, K while the lower flop is J, 8, 10. Congratulations! You have two pair. The turn cards are dealt as 8 (upper) and Q (lower).
DOUBLE THE WINNING!
A winner will be chosen from the best hand for both the upper row and the lower row. You may have the best hand for each row and scoop the pot, but more likely you’ll be sharing with someone else at the table.
Ace to Five Triple Draw
Ace to five triple draw plays exactly like deuce to seven triple draw expect that hands are ranked differently. Just as in Deuce to Seven, you are trying to make a low hand but unlike in Deuce to Seven, in Ace to Five straights and flushes do not count against you and Aces play for low. This means that the best possible hand you can have is A2345 with flushes being irrelevant to the rank of the hand. In Ace to Five, A2345 is called a wheel. A2346 is the next best hand and is called Number 2 or a 6-4. The next best hand is A2356 and so on. 23456 is the worst possible 6-low and the fact that it is a straight does not count against you.
Other than the ranking of the hands, the game play is identical to deuce to seven so please refer to the game rules for deuce to seven to understand the how betting and drawing works in this game.