I just found Asian Poker at the Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa, and had a blast playing.
Happy for the advice on W.O.Odds site, but I have a question -
This is the advice:
With a pair of aces or kings, and no high singletons, play the two pair together in the high hand.
I came up with A-A-J-J-7-4-2
Seems like J-J-4-4 ; A-7, A would be much stronger than A-A-J-J; 7-2 ; 4
Am I missing something?
New here but I have loved the Wizard of Odds site for a long time
Hi Dave, and welcome. I love Asian Poker, too.
I'm not sure where the woo advice shows to play it that way, but I'll look (I'm not a.math expert). Your example is off a little, as you show jj44, not jj42 as I'm sure you meant.
I personally would set the hand jj42, a7, a, assuming there's no 4 card flush in there. Which is the house way everywhere I've played. But the house way in this and other games is designed to NOT LOSE, as opposed to WIN, and something that can be taught to dealers. and so might not be the single best choice in every situation.
Otoh, woo optimal strategies ARE based on the best possible play for any given set of rules, by dissecting every hand against all possible dealer hands. That hand may be best possible but an outlier to a coherent house way, an exception hand, or even an error on the page. Could also be you misunderstanding what the page says; that happens often enough I mention it. Those pages are not for the faint-hearted sometimes. Lol...
Anyway, thanks for the post and mentioning a great game. I'd like to hear more discussion in it.
Edit. I'm wavering. I might set that hand AA42,JJ,7 to get a strong pair in the middle. But a single pair in the back isn't very strong, the Jacks are not top pair, and the 7 is an almost sure loss. Probably I set as my first impulse.
Last edited by: beachbumbabs on Jan 12, 2017
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