How to play Short Deck Poker for a beginner?
If you like to play Short Deck Hold’em, you probably already know No Limit Hold’em and other poker games. If you don’t, you should learn to play the normal Poker-Hold’em first.
Here are some significant tactical aspects to hold in mind when it comes to playing Short Deck Poker
Rules 3 and 6
You do know rules 2 and 4 in outs and chances. This means that you add the number of outs by 2 or 4 to assess the chance of a turn or a river side.
There can be a reduced number of cards in Short Deck Poker, so rules 2 and 4 turn into rules 3 and 6. It means that:
Multiply the outs by 3 when on the flop to get the chance of the hand you need (approximately) on the Flip.
On the Flop, multiply the outs by 6 to get the (approximate) chance on the Turn or River.
When you’re on the Switch, multiply the outs by 3 to get the (approximate) chance of going on the River.
Wait for the barrel to go bad, wait until the lobby is “good”
When you play Short Deck Poker, the value of the Flush Draw hand reduces while the value of the Straight Draw hand increases.
Let’s just say you’re waiting for a crate at Flop. If you have the normal Hold’em, you have 9 outs. But you just have 5 outs in Short Deck Hold’em.
Applying the rules 3 and 6 above, you would have about 15 percent chance of hitting crates on the Turn and about 30 percent chance of hitting crates on the Shore. This figure decreases from 36% of the barrel hits you receive from the Flop to the River when you play the regular Hold’em.
However if you’re hoping for a 2-headed straight on the Flop (which happens more frequently than normal Hold’em), you already have 8 outs (while there are only 31 cards left instead of 47 cards – 36 minus cards. go to your eraser minus the flop).