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Introduction
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Games you Can Play
General Rules
Imperfect Deck
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Draw Poker
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Draw Poker
General Rules of Poker
Stander Hand Rank of Poker
Basic Draw Poker Rule
Draw Poker Variation
Low and High-Low Variation
Spit Card Variants Poker
Miscellaneous Draw Poker Variants

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Stud Poker
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Stud Poker
Five Card Stud Variation
Miscellaneous Stud Poker Variants
General Poker strategy
Possible Poker Hands
Paring your Hole Card

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Rummy Games
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Rummy Games
Six Seven Card Straight
PIF-PAF
Six Seven Card Knock Rummy
Coon Can
Five Hundred Rummy
Continental Rummy
Fortune Rummy
Kalooki (CALOOCHI)
PAN

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Gin Rummy =================

Gin Rummy
Standard Hollywood Gin Rummy
Jersey Gin

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Canasta
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Canasta
Variation of Canasta
Typical Four-Handed Score Sheet

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Bridge: Contract and Auction =================
Contract and Auction
Contract Bridge Scoring Table
Bridge Poker
Minimum Biddable Suits
CONVENTIONAL LEADS
CHANCES OF VARIOUS SUIT
The Laws of Progressive Contract Bridge
The Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge
Auction bridge

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Cribbage and How it is Played
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Cribbage how to Play
Strategy at Cribbage

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Casino
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Casino
Strategy at Casino

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Children and Family Card Games
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Family Card Games
Old Maid
Animals or menagerie
TWENTY –ONE

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Miscellaneous Card Games
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Miscellaneous Card Games
Briscola
Primiera
Scotch whist
Lift smoke
Preference
Grand
Crazy eights

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Solitaire and Patience Games =================

Solitaire and Patience Games
Single-deck solitaire
Decade
Auld Lang Syne
Klondike
Four Seasons
Beleaguered Castle
Trefoil
Poker Solitaire
Two-deck solitaire
Tournament
Multiple solitaires

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Chess, Checkers, and Teeko
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Chess
Checkers
Teeko
Standard Teeko Strategy
Start Teeko Game
Standard Checkers Law

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Parlor Games for All
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Parlor Games
Twenty Questions

PARING YOUR HOLE CARD AT FIVE-CARD
STUD, THREE CARDS COMING

Number of players

Approximate chances of Pairing if Your Hole Card is Unmatched on the Table

Approximate chances of Pairing if Your Hole Card is Matched on the Table

Five

Once in 6 deals

Once in 8 deals

Six

Once in 6 deals

Once in 8 deals

Seven

Once in 5 deals

Once in 7 deals

Eight

Once in 5 deals

Once in 7 deals

Nine

Once in 4 deals

Once in 6 deals

Ten

Once in 4 deals

Once in 6 deals

            With your hole card matched twice in the upcards the chance of catching that last hole card match is about half that with one hole card variants match showing.  After being dealt your third card on the last two cards is as follows:

PARING YOUR HOLE CARD AT FIVE-CARD
STUD, TWO CARDS COMING

Number of players

Approximate chances of Pairing if Your Hole Card is Unmatched on the Table

Approximate chances of Pairing if Your Hole Card is Matched on the Table

Five

Once in 7 deals

Once in 11 deals

Six

Once in 7 deals

Once in 11 deals

Seven

Once in 6 deals

Once in 10 deals

Eight

Once in 6 deals

Once in 10 deals

Nine

Once in 5 deals

Once in 9 deals

Ten

Once in 5 deals

Once in 9 deals

Seven –Card Stud Poker

The following tables give the approximate odds against making a straight, flush, and full house when holding three or four particular cards in Seven- Card Stud.

CHNCES AGAISNT MAKING A STRAIGHT IN SEVEN-CARD
STUD POKER

Player’s Hand

Chances against
Making a Straight

J 10 9

4 1/5  to 1

J 10 9 4

8  to 1

J 10 9 4 3

21 to 1

Q J 10 9

13/10 to 1

Q J  10 9 2 (or A Q J 10 8)

21/4  to 1

Q J 10 9 3 2  (or A Q J 10 8 3)

21/10 to 1

Q J 10 8

27/10  to 1

Q J 10 8 3

4 ½   to 1

Q J 10  8 3 4

10 ½   to 1

K Q J (or 4 3 2 )

6 3/10  to 1

K Q J 2 (or Q 4 3 2 )

12  to 1

A K Q ( or A 2 3 )

12 6/7   to 1

A K Q 3 (or 3 2 A 8 )

24  to 1

CHNCES AGAISNT MAKING A FLUSH IN SEVEN-CARD
STUD POKER

Player’s Hand

Chances against
Making a Straight

Three cards of the same suit

5 ½  to 1

Three cards of the same suit plus one odd card

9 2/5  to 1

Three cards of the same suit plus two odd cards

23  to 1

Four cards of the same suit

1 1/8  to 1

Four cards of the same suit plus one odd card

1 4/5  to 1

Four cards of the same suit plus two odd cars

4 1/10 to 1

CHNCES AGAISNT MAKING A FLUSH HOUSE
IN SEVEN-CARD STUD POKER

Player’s Hand

Chances against
Making a Straight

One pair and one odd card

13 to 1

One pair and two odd cards

19 to 1

One pair and three odd cards

39 to 1

Two pairs

4 to 1

Two pairs and one odd card

7 to 1

Two pairs and two odd cards

10 to 1

Three of  a kind

1 ½ to 1

Three of a kind and one odd card

1 ½ to 1

Three of a kind and two odd cards

2 to 1

Three of a kind and three odd cards

4 to 1

Seven – Card High-Low Stud poker

The following table gives the approximate chances against filling in various low hands  in Seven-Card High–Low Stud governed by Scarne rules that state aces count both only high.  A cinch low hand is six, four, three, two, ace.

CHANCES OF MAKING A LOW HAND IN SEVEN-CARD
HIGH-LOW STUD POKER

Hand

Chances Against Making a Six Low

Chances Against Making No Worse Than a Seven Low

Chances Against Making No Worse Than an Eight Low

6 2 A

4 to 1

2 to 1

Even

6 2 A J

8 to 1

4 to 1

2 to 1

6 2 A J K

22 to 1

10 to 1

6 to 1

6 3 2 A

11 1/3  to 1

2 to 1

1 to 1

6 3 2 A J

2 to 1

1 ¼ to 1

2 to 1

6 3 2 A J K

5 to 1

3 to 1

2 to 1

3 2 A

6 3/5  to 1

2 ¾  to 1

Even

3 2 A J

12  to 1

5 to 1

2 ¼  to 1

4 3 2

12  to 1

3 ¾  to 1

1 ¼  to 1

4 3 2 J

24 to 1

6 to 1

2 3 /5  to 1

POSSIBLE POKER HANDS IN AN ITALIAN 40-CARD PACK
(stripped of eights, nines, and tens)

Ranking Order of Hands

Number of Possible ways hand can be made

Chance of Being dealt in Original 5 cards

Straight flush

28

1 in 23,500

Four of a kind

360

1 in 1, 828

Full house

2,160

1 in 305

Flush

980

1 in 670

Straight

7,140

1 in 92

Three of a kind

23,040

1 in 29

Two pairs

51,040

1 in 13

One pair

322,560

1 in 2 1/3

No pair

249,900

1 in 2 ½

Total

658,008

 

POSSIBLE POKER HANDS IN A FRENCH 32-CARD PACK

(stripped of twos, threes, fours, and fives. And sixes)
                                                                               


Ranking Order of Hands

Number of Possible ways hand can be made

Chance of Being dealt in Original 5 cards

Royal flush

4

1 in 50,344

Straight flush

16

1 in 12,586

Four of a kind

224

1 in 899

Full house

1,334

1 in 151

Flush

204

1 in 987

Straight

5,100

1 in 40

Three of a kind

10,752

1 in 19

Two pairs

24,192

1 in 8

One pair

107,520

1 in 2

No pair

52,020

1 in 4

Total

201,376

 

BETTING RULES FOR FRIENDLY OR SOCIAL POKER

Personally I feel that when playing play for money, friendships should be left behind and a player may do anything to try and fool his opponents so long as he does not cheat.  I frown on a game where the betting is restricted by rules and a player must bet a specific amount at certain times.  I consider it part of the skill of the game to vary the amounts of my bets in certain situations.  I also consider it good Poker playing to make a first big limit bet in an attempt to steal the pot ante.  However, I do know that the girls that play Poker together once a week don’t care much for my style of Poker and prefer the Poker playing  rules where sand bagging is prohibited and a  more social form of Poker playing prevails.  Twenty years ago a Poker Club in my home town made up of both women and men asked me to formulate a set of Poker rules for them to correct the following conditions: (a) to discourage the so-called “poker professionals” and Poker hustlers from joining their group; (b) to simplify the play of the game and to minimize the betting skill players; and (c) to avoid sandbagging, which is the number one factor in breaking up a friendly Poker game.
            I did formulate their club rules and this same group still meets regularly  and no one has really been hurt financially over the years.  I have revised these rules slightly to agree with the changing times and offer them as my social or friendly Poker playing rules.     

            All the basic preliminaries before actual play and those of actual play that are discussed under previously stated rules in Chapter 1, 2 and 3 hold good, except of the following betting regulations:

  1. Three units must constitute the betting limits: such as 1, 2 and 4 cents  - or 5, 10, and 15 cents – or 1$, $2 and $ 4 – or any other three-figure limit, regardless of the amount.  Players are permitted to bet only the three specified figures, as dictated by the rules previously established before the start of the game.
  2. Draw Poker and Its Variant.  The player who opens the pot is permitted to bet only one unit.  After the draw, the opener must bet two units.  He is not permitted to check nor can be bet other than two units.
  3. Stud Poker ad Its Variants.  The player who holds high card on the first betting round must bet one unit; he cannot check or drop out.  During each succeeding round of betting, the high hand must bet one unit.  But, if the high hand shows a pair or better, the holder may bet two units.  He may, however, check or drop out.
  4. After the first bettor of a particular round has made a legal bet as described here, other online poker players may raise either one, two, or three units.
  5. If a player checks he is not permitted to raise in the same betting round.  In other words, sandbagging is illegal in a friendly or social Poker game.
  6. The maximum number of raises during any given betting round cannot exceed three.

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AMERICAN WHIST =================

AMERICAN WHIST
BID WHIST
VINT
BOSTON
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Pinochle Many Variations
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Pinochle Many Variations
Two-Handed Pinochle
Two-Handed Doubling Redoubling
Auction pinochle
Strategy at Auction
CAD found
Partnership Auction
Auction pinochle without wido Individual play
Partnership Aeroplane Pinochle
Radio Partnership Pinochle

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Other Members of the Bezique Family

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The Bezique Family
Rubicon bezique
Two-handed sixty-six
Two-handed piquet
Imperial
Jass
Boo-Ray or BOURÉ

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The Big Euchre Family
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The big euchre family
Strategy of euchre
Auction euchre
Table of scoring points
Napoleon
Spoil five
Double hasenpfeffer
Ecarte
Three-card loo
Schafkopf

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The Heart Group
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Heart Group
Spot Hearts
Black Widow Hearts

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The All-Fours Group
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All-Fours Group
Shasta Sam
Auction Pitch Joker
Razzle-Dazzle

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Banking Card Games
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Banking Card Games
Black Jack, Casino Style
Black Jack Strategy
Pontoon
CHEMIN DE FER
CHEMIN DE PER must play
Baccarat Banque
Faro or farobank
ZIGINETTE
CHINESE FAN-TAN
Banker and broker
Red Dogs


Card craps
Lottery
TRENTE ET QUARANTE

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The Stops Games
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Stops Game
SNIP-SNAP-;SNOREM
ENFLE
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Skarney® and How It Is Played
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Skarney® and How It Is Played
Alternate Skarney
Skarney Singles
SKARNEY GIN ®
Skarney Gin Doubles

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Cheating at Card Games
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Cheating at Card Games
Professional Card Cheats
Nullifying the Cut
The Peek
How to Shuffle Cards

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Dice and their Many Games
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Dice and their Many Games
The Casino Game: Bank Craps
THE CASINO’S LPERCENTAGE OF BANK CRAPS BETS
SCARNE’S RULES FOR OTHER DICE GAMES
English Hazard
Hooligan
General
Double Cameroon
Partnership Straight scarney Dice
Scarney Duplicate Jackpots
Scarney Chemin de Fer

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Games Requiring Special Equipment
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Backgammon
Parcheesi
Hasami Shogi
Scarney
Follow The Arrow
Roulette

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Lottery and Guessing Games
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Lottery guessing game
Tossing Game
Race Horse Keno
Moko
The Match Game

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Glossary of Game Terms
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glossary
glossary1
glossary2
glossary3

 

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