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Mississippi Stud

28 September, 2016 | 11:43 от Aleksandra

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Learn how to play another popular poker-based game

This is a game where the player wins based only on his own cards. There is no dealer hand. The game starts out with a player makes an ante wager, then the dealer’s going to give the player two cards, and three community cards face down. After the player sees his first two cards, he may either make a raise bet of one to 3 times his ante bet, or he may fold.

After this decision has been made, the dealer’s going turn over the first of the three community cards. Again, the player can either raise one to three times his ante bet, or he can fold. Then the dealer’s going turn over the second community card. Then again the player can raise 1 to 3 times his ante bet or he may fold.

Finally, the dealer’s going to turn over the third community card and pay the player according to the poker value of his hand, according to a post-pay table on the table.

That is all there is to it. There are no side bets to the game, and the strategy is not too complicated. There is a different strategy for all three decision points. And I’m only going to talk about the first decision point because the second two are a little bit too long and technical to explain.

After the player sees his first two cards and before any community cards are turned over, the player should make the big raise, three times ante bet, with any pair. The player should make the small raise equal to his ante wager if the player has any high card. And if the high card is a jack or higher, the player should make the small raise, one equal to his ante bet. If the player has two medium cards, being 6 to T, the player should finally make the small raise, equal to his ante bet, if he has 5-6s. If the player doesn’t have any of those things, then he should fold.

The good thing about Mississippi stud is that the player has three chances to raise with good cards. The bad thing about it is that the player is forced to making a raise or fold decision. There is no checking. So, sometimes if the player has a bad hand, but not a terrible hand, mathematically speaking, he is making bad raise bets because it is at least better than folding. So, often the player gets kind of sucked in the game with mediocre hands and then ends up loosing.

The experience in this game is you have a lot of losses that are offset by the occasional big win. Mathematically speaking, assuming optimal strategy, the house advantage in Mississippi stud is 4.91% of the original ante wager. That means that for every dollar the player bets on the ante, he can expect to lose $0,0491.