If a player isn’t cautious, you could lose money in this game of poker. Every player antes, after which two cards are dealt to every player. The player must state whether he will continue playing or fold when he’s seen his hand. If the player doesn’t see potential cards (the ideal cards would be the single highest card or the highest pair), the player states he is folding and waits until the subsequent hand is played.

The players disclose their cards at this point and the winner walks away with the kitty. This is how it could get costly. Every player who opted to stay in and lost has to add the initial amount in the kitty. This means if every player had put in Re 1 in the kitty then all the losers have to put in Re 1 into the kitty. Thus implying that the kitty would contain Rs 3 in the ensuing round.

The cards are shuffled again and dealt to all the poker player and this procedure goes on, but this time the players would have to add Rs 3 to the kitty if they lose. This is how the game continues until only one-player calls and takes the kitty. Rash playing could cause a player to lose heaps of money. (Four to seven players would be ideal to play this game of poker.)


Whiskey poker

The players do not lose much money in Whiskey Poker. Often it can serve, as a much needed break amid serious playing. Community cards are dealt in this form of poker. Five cards are dealt to every player and another five cards are dealt face down in the community. The players bet at this level of the game.

The first player i.e. the one on the left side of the dealer can choose to swap his entire hand for the window. If the player chooses to swap the hand then the window cards are exposed in the community. On the other hand if the player decides against the swap the next player in line is tendered the same choice and so on. If none of the players choose to swap their cards with the community then dealer exposes these cards.

At this point the first player has the option of swapping anywhere between one to five cards with the community or the player could choose to pass. If at any level in the game a player is confident of a winning hand when it is his turn, he must knock on the table. Everyone to his left with the window. When the round returns to the “knocker,” a second and final bet occurs.