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The Premise: You will end up getting dealt 13 cards, all of them face up so that everyone playing can see what you have and you can see all of theirs. You and your opponent(s) will be dealt five cards to start and then each player takes it in turn to receive further cards to place face up.
You can assign your cards, as you get them, into any one of 3 rows. The bottom row must contain five cards, another five card hand in the middle and a three card hand at the top. Each row must make a valid hand as found in typical poker hand rankings – the only other rule being that your bottom row must be stronger than the middle and the middle stronger than the top. The skill here is to have a good knowledge of Odds and where you can make the strongest hands without fouling. If you mis set your hand, if the strength of hands is not set in the correct order then your hand is considered ‘fouled’ and this is very bad news.
You have 2 cards left you come and you must make that flush, otherwise you are about to take a beating .. boooom! There it is .. the card that has saved your bacon and your opponent slams the table in disgust ….. but wait! .. you all still have one more round .. and anything can happen!
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