Playing Pai Gow Poker - 28-07-2011
Pai Gow Poker is a fascinating game that combines the well known poker cards with some curious strategies of Chinese Pai Gow dominoes. This game is characterized to be a game of skill between the player and the dealer. And it is played with a deck of 53 cards.
Interestingly when playing Pai Gow Poker each player must meet certain requirements in order to develop a good strategy, and progress through the game. Mainly what is being requested in this game is to have a five-card hand that must be stronger than the other hand, which must be formed by two cards only. It is important that you keep this in mind when organizing your cards a hand with 5 cards stronger than the 2 cards hand. If you do not know how to do it, you can ask the dealer to arrange your hands for you, as the same way he will do for the house cards. When a player makes this request, it is thought that this type of strategy can help him to significantly improve his chances of success.
Besides when play Pai Gow Poker, there are other option that a player can use for example the banking option. In this case a player can develop the roll of the banking, when a player chose this option, it is necessary that he has a strong bankroll, because in some cases will be necessary to cover to all the other players, some players consider this as a disadvantage, however, many players use this a as way to increase their strategies, and analyze other players game.
Also take the place of the bank, in other words from the house dealer we will gain more hands in general and will have the opportunity to collect all losing wagers from players at the table. if you want to be the dealer, will favor you more to chose tables where there are few players, so you can more easily be the dealer. Experts recommend to play with an amount of money between six and fourteen times your normal amount, when you are banking.
In this game we must be bold, and be anticipated to possible situations. For example, in case that you have a full house do not play it. Always try to split the full house into 2 hands whit this we will be preventing to tie, remember on the strong hand it's a better idea to put a high pair. A common mistake among new players in Pai Gow Poker is. Forget the hand of two cards or play it down, to only focus on the five-cards hand but we must mention that this is not a good strategy in Pai Gow Poker.