or Better Poker Tips
Break any winning
combination of two pairs or better for a 4-card Royal
Flush except a straight flush.
Only break a high pair
for a 4-card Royal Flush and a 4-card straight flush.
Only break a low pair
for a 4-card straight flush, a 4-card flush, a 3-card
Royal Flush or King/Queen/Jack/Ten of mixed suits.
Keep a 4-card flush or
a open-ended 4-card straight, but keep a 3-card Royal and
draw two cards.
When faced with keeping
a 4-card straight or a 4-card flush - hold the flush.
Keep a 3-card straight
flush unless you have a winning combination, a high or low
pair, a 4-card flush, a 4-card open-ended straight or one
or two high cards and the 3-card straight flush has no
high cards. Draw to the high cards instead.
Only discard an
Ace/King/Queen/Jack of mixed suits in favor of the same
suit Jack/Queen or the same-suit high cards.
If you have the
Ace/King/Queen/Jack, throw away any 3 of them in favor of
any 2 same-suit high cards.
Keep an inside straight
IF it has three high cards.
Hold 1, 2, or 3 high
cards. If an Ace is one of the three high cards, throw it
away and keep the other two unless the Ace is of the same
suit as another high card. In that case, keep the Ace and
the other same-suit card.
Keep a Ten when you
also have a Queen or Jack of the same suit, or when you
have a King of the same suit and there is no discard in
the same suit or you also have the Ace of that suit.
If none of the above
applies of the draw, draw 5 new cards.
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