Poker

7 Stud Baseball And Night Baseball

Baseball is a variation of 7 card stud where 3s and 9s are wild (in honor of three strikes and nine innings in the actual game of baseball) and a 4 dealt face-up gets that player an extra card (just as four balls in baseball earns the player a base).

Baseball is a variation of 7 card stud where 3s and 9s are wild (in honor of three strikes and nine innings in the actual game of baseball) and a 4 dealt face-up gets that player an extra card (just as four balls in baseball earns the player a base). It is a game that, at a full table, is almost always won by at least 4 of a kind, due to the large number of wild cards and the potential for players to have eight, or even nine, cards in their hands.

The game is dealt exactly like 7 card stud, with each player anteing prior to the deal, and then receiving three cards, one at a time, two down and one up. After a round of betting, additional cards are dealt face-up, with betting rounds after each new card, until each player remaining in the hand has 6 cards. The final (seventh) card is dealt facedown, and the players make the best possible five-card poker hand out of their seven cards. Since there are wild cards in play, the best possible hand is five aces, as five-of-a-kind is considered a higher hand than even a royal flush.

If any of the players gets a 4 on an exposed card, they are immediately dealt an extra card face-up, before any other cards are dealt. In addition, the game is often played with the rule that if you are dealt a wild card face-up, you must match the pot or fold your hand. The deal of the cards is temporarily stopped while the player makes that decision. There are variations of this last rule, so sometimes 9s are free but the player must match the pot for a 3, or vice versa, or the player, rather than matching the pot, buys the card with a small bet, or can choose not to put in any money, in which case the card is not wild, but just has its normal rank. Traditionally, any hidden wild cards are free. Needless to say, matching the pot can become an expensive proposition, especially in later rounds of the hand, after a few rounds of bets have taken place, and the player must weigh his chances of actually winning the hand against the cost of continuing.

Baseball is a wild action game like agen bola terpercaya, with huge hands being the norm rather than the exception. In deciding whether or not to enter the pot, the player should be guided by one factor above all others: “Are there wild cards in your hand?”

Possessing wild cards will not only improve your hand, but also prevent your opponents from having those cards. Not having a wild card will make it that much more difficult for you to make the sort of huge hand necessary to win at this game. Unless you are dealt a natural three-of-a-kind or three cards to a straight flush in your first three cards, any hand without a wild card should simply be thrown away, as your chances of improving to a hand good enough to win are slim.

Night baseball is a variant of baseball, using the same wild and special cards (3s, 9s and 4s), where all seven cards are dealt, facedown, to each player at the beginning of the hand. The players do not look at their cards. The next card on top of the deck is turned over, and whatever the rank of that card is, the player to the left of the dealer turns over cards from his hand until he beats that rank. For example, if the card turned over is a Jack, and the first card the player reveals is a 10, he needs to continue to reveal cards until his hand is better than a jack. Payment for wild cards follows whatever the house rules for baseball are. After the player beats the turned-over card, a betting round takes place, beginning with that player. Once the betting is complete, the next player in turn begins revealing his cards until he beats the first player’s hand. This process of revealing cards, followed by betting rounds, continues until all seven cards from the players who are still in the hand (or already revealed all seven cards of a losing hand) are exposed. At this point, the best five-card poker hand (with five-of-a-kind being the best possible hand) wins the pot.

Just as in the “day” baseball variant, players must be aware of which wild cards are already out, and what their chances are of being able to beat hands that are showing at any point in the reveal of the cards. There is the potential in this game for many, many rounds of betting, and players need to be conscious of just how expensive chasing a losing hand can get. When in doubt, fold and save your chips for hands where you have a better chance of winning.

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