How to Play Strip Poker
How to play strip poker requires much more than just having a basic knowledge of the game itself. All players should have at least basic knowledge of the rules of the game and understand what is expected of them before even considering playing. Strip poker is simply a variation on the standard poker game, which has different rules than regular poker and requires a more strategic approach to play.
Strip poker rules are often applied to any other poker variation. Texas hold’em being a popular option for beginners, as it the game that most people are familiar with these days. Any card game, including any poker variation, can be used in play to play strip poker. A player will need to learn how to bluff effectively in order to be able to beat their opponents, although this skill can also be learnt by watching other successful poker players. When learning how to play strip poker it is important to remember that all the rules of the original game apply and that strategy is required if you wish to succeed.
One of the first things you will need to know about how to play strip is that the standard poker game is played with three cards. These cards are dealt out one at a time, starting from the deck dealt out and then on to the remaining deck. If you happen to have two pairs of cards in your hand, the odds are very good that the other player is holding at least one of those as well. The player who has the highest cards after the first two is said to have the ‘straight’, and is the player with the strongest hand. This is the person who wins.
After each player has dealt their two cards they face each other in the middle of the table. They then place one of their cards into either a ‘call’raise’ pile. The caller has the right to call the raised card, and the raise has the right to raise the ‘call’. Players then raise, call or fold depending on the strength of the cards in their hands. If a player does not raise, then the ‘call’ card is taken from the ‘call’ pile and they are left with the lower cards in their hands.
Then a player may ‘flush’ the cards they have in their hands. Flush cards in a hand do not affect the ‘strength’ of your hand. It is up to the player to decide whether they wish to raise, call or fold. If they decide to flush they remove the top card of their hand from their suit and then the cards in their weaker hand are the ‘flush’.
Once the player has dealt out their ‘flush’ cards, the next player is dealt out their cards one at a time. This sequence continues until a player has a whole deck of cards. Once all the cards have been dealt out, the player who has the highest hands wins, if there are still players left, if there is a tie the players play is over and another game begins. Then the player with the lowest hands takes the pot.