This game doesn’t only require luck, but also skill in convincing other players that your hand may be better or worse than they believe. Having the highest ranking hand may guarantee you to win the contents of the pot, but at the same time, you also need to convince the other players to raise the ante in order to get the most out of your hand. At the same time, if you have a suboptimal hand, you may be able to bluff your way into convincing other players to fold, and therefore the contents of the pot would be yours! Just remember that there is more than one round and that other players may pick up on your habits and change strategies accordingly.
The ranking of cards in this game follows traditional poker hand rankings. For those unfamiliar, here is the order from highest to lowest, along with the amount of combinations.
Trail, also known as three of a kind, is the highest ranking hand one can draw in a deck of 52, with only 52 combinations.
A pure sequence is when there are three consecutive cards from the same suit. In this game, there are 44 possibilities.
A sequence is where there are three consecutive cards, but not of the same suit. The chances of this are far more common, with 416 different combinations.
If you draw three cards of the same suit, this is known as “colour”. This combination is far more common, with over 1100 sequences.
Having two cards of the same rank means that you have a pair. The chances of a pair occurring are relatively common with close to 100,000 different combinations.
In the event that players do not have any of these combinations above, the winner is determined by having the highest card. This game only has around 18,000 possible, high-card hands.