A Comparison Between Three Card Poker and Four Card Poker
The different poker variations are but evidence that support the ever increasing popularity of the game. As more and more players tend to play the same old game, they somehow seek and later on come up with something new to experience and enjoy. All the different poker variations are undoubtedly very exciting and are indeed very nice to play. Some of the most recent popular poker variants are three card poker and four card poker.
Because these two card games are increasingly becoming more popular in casinos these days, it is somehow worthwhile to compare these two wonderful poker variants. To begin with, three card poker is basically composed of two different betting games. The first one is the ante and play bets while the other is the pairplus bets. These are the basic elements of the game which make it very interesting and fun to play.
On the other hand, the four card poker is somehow new and is still making its way into the mainstream of casinos and other gambling establishments worldwide. This game centers on the ante bet which players make usually at the start of every game. This element is the most striking similarity between the two games being discussed.
However, players in the four card poker are dealt with five cards which they must create the best four card combination possible. The dealer is then given five cards that are turned down and still another card that is exposed for everyone else to see. So all in all, the dealer gets six cards on hand. From these cards, the dealer must also come up with the best four card combination.
After perusing through the different cards on hand, players have the option on whether they would fold based on the poker hand that they have as well as the single exposed card of the dealer. Players also have the other option of playing wherein they will have to put another bet that is one to three times more in value than their initial ante bets. Based on the rules of these two seemingly similar but entirely different games, numerous people would definitely love the excitement and thrill of these two card games.
Another major difference between these two very interesting games is their poker hand rankings. In three card poker, the highest possible hand that players can have is a straight flush that is made up of three cards arranged in sequential order and all having the same suit. On the contrary, the highest possible combination in the four hand poker is a four-of-a-kind. It is then followed by a straight flush, a three-of-a-kind, a flush, a straight, a two pair, and a single pair.