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Super Hold Em!!

Discussion in 'Dealer's Choice Games' started by The_OG_Rocco, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. The_OG_Rocco

    The_OG_Rocco Banned

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    A popular game on dealers choice night is a little something that we call "Super Hold'Em".

    All of the standard rules of regular Hold'Em come into play, but the one key difference is that there are TWO rows of community cards on the flop, turn and river instead of one row.

    It is very popular in our group. Try it out, you'll like it. :cigar:
     
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    So you flop 3 + another 3 below, bet, burn one card only, place a turn card on both rows, bet & finally a river for each? I suppose it would be crazy to lay down one flop, bet, burn & then the second flop, bet, etc. Just thinking out loud!
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    yeh what are the ins and outs of this game? When does betting take place, etc. etc.
     
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    The Flop is two seperate rows of community cards.
    Then after betting, the turn is two more seperate cards.
    Then after betting, the river is two final seperate cards.

    Each player may only use either the top row of five community cards or the bottom row. You cannot mix cards from the two seperate rows of community cards. Best five card combination wins.
     
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    Other than the two seperate rows of community cards, everything else is played out exactly the same as in regular Hold'Em.

    1) Each player is dealt two hole cards, then pre-flop betting takes place.
    2) The flop (Two seperate rows of community cards). Then betting.
    3) The turn (Two seperate 4th street cards). Then betting.
    4) The river (Two seperate 5th street cards). Then final betting.

    You cannot mix and match community cards at any time. You must choose the best row of community cards for your individual hole cards.
     
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    That could make for some serious powerhouse draws. Value of starting hands becomes more level. TPTK as good as Ace high... this seems like suicide :)

    And I thought Omaha was crazy...
     
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    We play it and it's great fun....big pots tend to develop. We got the idea from High Stakes Poker where they'll sometimes "run it twice" after the flop when there's an all-in player. So we decided to run it twice right from the start. We have a split pot....one winner for each row of cards. It is possible for one player to win both rows and scoop the pot, although that is a rarity.
     
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    It's giving me a headache just thinking about it...

    With the potential to have 7 additional "exposed" cards to match up with drawing odds, trying to determine which board hand players have hit or are drawing to, and having two potentially "nut" hands to play against...

    I think I would have more fun with this if it were done with 2 decks of cards, 2 sets of hole cards, and two separate pots to bet into...
     
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    You and your poker friends will definately have fun playing this poker variant. Good luck. :wink:
     
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    A group I use to play with did this also, except we would do omaha 8 or better(called it double omaha). The winners would be best overall hi/low hands, regardless of which row you used. So someone could use one row to win best hi and the other row to win best low and scoop the whole thing.

    It definitely builds up some pots
     
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    We used to play this with the split pot rule, and called it Texas two-step. Stopped when we got a little more serious. A bit too far on the degenerate gambling side I guess.

    Of course at times the group has done pure gambles like cutting cards for money, playing screw your neighbor, and our own version of the casino game Catch a Wave, so I guess I'm not one to talk.
     
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    The game you described is "Double Flop" Hold 'Em

    Super Hold 'Em is when you are dealt three hole cards and you can use any number of them (0-3) to make your hand.

    Both were available in an X-Box poker game I used to have.
     
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    Think they used to play this variation in Florida w/ their $2 max betting limits (as a limit game). However, $1/2 NL has taken over now that it's been legalized.
     
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    I enjoy double-board games, generally known as double flop even though there are two complete boards. Most of the time I've played them in home games, but once I played double-board Omaha (high) at Harrah's LV as part of a $4-8 mixed game. The two boards generated lots of action. As expected, you could play different hole cards on each board.

    One variant is a board with two separate flops with a single turn and a single river.
     
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    I actually played this at the Aladdin haha. Me and my buddy were drinking and having a good time at a 2-4 table when it suddenly broke around us. There we were heads up...and a couple racks each...and a dealer. He knew we didn't want to play 2-4 hold'em against each other, too boring and too much rake between the 2 of us. So we asked if they'd deal us whatever we wanted heads up and the dealer said sure. $6/12 Double Flop Hold'em it was! We played for a few hours and then got a couple people playing, but when the table finally filled up and got switched back to a 2-4 regular Hold'em game we racked up. They gave us a comp too for keeping the table alive and getting people to join in :happy:
     
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    That's a great story! :happy:
     
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    We played the double board Omaha version at the Lone Star Roundup. I think there were two versions, one with entirely different boards and one with just two 4th and 5th street cards and a shared flop.
     
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