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How to Play Six Plus Hold'em Poker

This is a new and exciting cash game format that is a variation of Texas Hold’em. The differences are:

The deck is reduced to 36 cards, where all 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s are removed (hence the name “Six Plus”)

Some hand rankings change because of cards removed from the deck. The changes to hand rankings are:

  • Flush beats a Full House
    • This is due to the lower probability of hitting a flush as there are fewer cards of each suit, whilst there is a higher probability of being dealt pairs, three-of-a-kind or a Full House
  • A Straight or Straight Flush can be A-6-7-8-9

Full list of hand rankings:

  • Royal Flush
  • Straight Flush, where Ace-6-7-8-9 of the same suit is the lowest possible Straight Flush
  • Four of a Kind
  • Flush
  • Full House
  • Straight, where Ace-6-7-8-9 of different suits is the lowest possible straight
  • Three of a Kind
  • Two Pair
  • One Pair
  • High Card

There are differences to the way blinds are posted before the cards are dealt, as all players post an ante and the player on the button seat posts a ‘Button Blind’

  • This is different to Texas Hold'em where the two players to the left of the button post a small blind and big blind
  • The Button Blind and the ante will typically be the same value

The betting action starts with the player to the immediate left of the button, who can fold, call or raise, then the action continues clockwise around the table. As with Texas Hold’em, a betting round finishes when all players have had the opportunity to act and all bets have been matched

All other rules are the same as Texas Hold’em, with Flop, Turn and River cards dealt following each round of betting

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