Poker 6: How to play
By Carl Lewis
6+ Poker (also known as ‘Short-Deck Hold’ em’) is a poker game very similar to popular Texas ‘hold ’em’.
How to play
The game is played between two sides – the Player and the Dealer.
The gameplay sees each side looking to win the best five-card poker hand from any combination of the seven cards (five community cards plus the two cards the player is dealt).
Being a 36-card deck, 6+ Poker does not have twos, threes, fours and fives. This changes the probability of combinations and alters winning hands.
Exciting changes include a flush ranking higher than full house, and a three of a kind beating a straight.
Like traditional poker games, aces are the highest card and can make both low and high straights. For example, the lowest straight would be (A-6-7-8-9) and the highest (10-J-Q-K-A).