Home ||Contact Us

=================
Introduction
=================

Games you Can Play
General Rules
Imperfect Deck
=================
Draw Poker
=================

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

=================
Stud Poker
=================

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

=================
Rummy Games
=================

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

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

Gin Rummy
Standard Hollywood Gin Rummy
Jersey Gin

=================
Canasta
=================
Canasta
Variation of Canasta
Typical Four-Handed Score Sheet

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

=================
Cribbage and How it is Played
=================

Cribbage how to Play
Strategy at Cribbage

=================
Casino
=================

Casino
Strategy at Casino

=================
Children and Family Card Games
=================

Family Card Games
Old Maid
Animals or menagerie
TWENTY –ONE

=================
Miscellaneous Card Games
=================

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

=================
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

=================
Chess, Checkers, and Teeko
=================

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

=================
Parlor Games for All
=================

Parlor Games
Twenty Questions

THREE-CARD LOO

This relative of strategy euchre, whose real name is lanterloo or Lanterley, and is sometimes called Limited Loo, was at one time the most popular of all social games of cards in Europe.  Today it has given way to several other games.
           

Requirements

  1. Three to 17 players, but the best is with five to eight.
  2. A standard 52-card deck.
  3. Cards rank from ace (high), king, queen, jack, ten down to two (low).

Beginning of the Game.  The selection of the dealer, seating positions, changing seats, shuffle, and cut are as provided under the General Rules for Card Games, Chapter 1.
The Deal.  After the cards are shuffled and cut, the dealer puts three chips in the pot and deals three cards to each player, in rotation left to right, one at a time.  No trump is turned when there are only three chips or counters in the pot, which is called a simple pool or pot.  This deal is called bold stand, since everyone must play the hand dealt him.
Players at the dealer’s left leads any card he pleases.  Other players in turn must follow suit to a lead and try to win it if they can.  The cards are not gathered into tricks, but are left face up before each play poker player.  If everyone can follow suit, the winner of the trick leads for the next, and so on.  But if one or more players are unable to follow suit to any trick, the dealer turns up the top card of the stock for a trump before play to the next trick.   If any trump has been played, the highest trump wins the tricks.  When a trump is turned, the winner of a trick must lead a trump to the next trick if able to.

For each trick a player wins, he takes one-third of the pot.  A player who takes no tricks is looed and must put up three chips for the next pot.  The dealer of the next round adds his three chips, and the pot, now containing more than three chips, is known as a double pool or pot.
When the double pot is played, the dealer deals as before, but also deals a hand just before his own for a widow.  Then he turns up a trump. Beginning with the player at the dealer’s left, each player in turn has the choice of standing on the cards dealt him, exchanging his hand for the widow if it has not been taken up, or passing.  If he passes, he drops out of the deal.  But remember that any player standing or exchanging will be looed, unless he wins  a poker trick. If all pass but the player to the right of the dealer, he must play the hand, take the widow, or give up the pool to the dealer.

If all but one player pass, and if he has no exchange for the widow, the dealer must stand or defend with the widow.  If he takes any tricks, his winnings are left in the pool.  If he is looed, he does not pay.  If the one player standing has taken the widow, the pool is his, unless the dealer will play against him on his own account.
All having declared, the active player to the left of the dealer must lead a trump I he has one, and he must lead the top of two or more.  The winner of the trick must lead a trump if he has one.  Each player in turn must follow suit, and must overtrump if they are able to, but need not undertrump.  The winners of the three tricks divide the pool proportionately.  All who are looed put up three chips each for the next pool.  If no one is looed, the next will be a simple pot.

Additional Rules

Misdeal.  If a dealer deals a wrong number of cards or hands, he loses the deal, forfeits three chips to the pool, and the next pool is a double.
Revokes.  If a player revokes, by failing to follow suit, or to head a trick, or to lead a trump when required, the pot is divided equally among the rest who hold cards; and the offender antes up six chips for the next pot.

Unlimited Loo

This is the same as Three-Card Loo except that every online poker player who is looed must double the amount in the current pot, as a foundation for the next pot.
Loo with Flushes

In this variation, which is played like Three-Card Loo except that if any player in a double pot holds three trumps, either dealt to him or found in the widow, he waits until all the players (including dealer ) have declared or passed.  He then shows his flush in trumps, and takes the pot without playing for it all who have not passed pay three  chips to the pot.  If two players hold trump flushes, the one on the left of the dealer wins the pot, regardless of the rank of the cards but the other flush is not looed.

Pam-Loo

This game is played like Three-Card Loo except that the jack of clubs (known as Pam) is the highest trump, regardless of the suit that is trump.  When the ace of trumps is led, however, Pam must not be played unless its holder has no other trump.

Irish Loo

This draw poker variation is played like Three-Card Loo except for the following:

  1. There is no difference between single and double pots in that no extra  hand is dealt and the trump card is always turned up before the opening lead.
  2. If a player who stands or stays in the game whishes to exchange any card, the dealer gives him replacements from the top of the stock.

Five-Card Loo

This variant is played like Three-Card Loo except for the following:

  1. Each player receives a hand of five cards.
  2. The dealer antes five chips into the pot.
  3. A flush of five trumps wins the pot without playing.

Everyone at the table, whether playing the hand or not, is looed if he does not take a trick, and must contributes five chips to the next pot.  Forfeits for poker irregularities are in multiples of five, so that the pot can be distributed equally for the five tricks won.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

AMERICAN WHIST
BID WHIST
VINT
BOSTON
=================
Pinochle Many Variations
=================

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

=================
Other Members of the Bezique Family

=================

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

=================
The Big Euchre Family
=================

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

=================
The Heart Group
=================

Heart Group
Spot Hearts
Black Widow Hearts

=================
The All-Fours Group
=================

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

=================
Banking Card Games
=================

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

=================
The Stops Games
=================

Stops Game
SNIP-SNAP-;SNOREM
ENFLE
=================
Skarney® and How It Is Played
=================

Skarney® and How It Is Played
Alternate Skarney
Skarney Singles
SKARNEY GIN ®
Skarney Gin Doubles

=================
Cheating at Card Games
=================

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

=================
Dice and their Many Games
=================

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

===================
Games Requiring Special Equipment
===================

Backgammon
Parcheesi
Hasami Shogi
Scarney
Follow The Arrow
Roulette

===================
Lottery and Guessing Games
===================

Lottery guessing game
Tossing Game
Race Horse Keno
Moko
The Match Game

===================
Glossary of Game Terms
===================

glossary
glossary1
glossary2
glossary3

 

© COPYRIGHT 2005-06 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WWW.POKER.TJ