Very similar if you were playing live poker, if you start the game, you know who's winning, whose stuck or leaves as a winner.
I was down $300 playing $5 on Ante, Blind, and Trips then won it back when I raised my bets to $10 Ante & Blind, and betting 4X on Play. Winning your money back on Play bets is key because most hands lose. I expect huge tax liabilities on 300+ to 1 wins.
If I just walked up to a table with no clue how to play strategy, I probably should have left before I played 10 hands.
When I'm betting $10 on Ante & Blind, that's $20; then 4X on Play makes a $60 total bet; or 2X on Play makes a $40 total bet; or 1X on Play makes a $30 total bet. I didn't mean to spend that much anyway, unless I was coming in deep stacked.
Sitting down at a UTH table, not playing trips and then raising Q8 4x is an immediate red flag to everyone watching. People think there is actually something wrong with you or you donít know how to play correctly. I had one dealer legitimately be concerned for me and tried to explain that the trips bet is where the money is. God forbid youíre playing HUH and get pocket aces. Youíre going to hear it from everyone.
Yes, Q8 or K7 you get a lot of strange reactions from everyone. I don't play trips. But I recommend playing trips for players who do not know when to bet 4X as I'm essentially receiving a straight payout on those hands if I were playing trips.
As for as the blind bets, quads, straight or royal flush are much more common in this game vs traditional live poker games because you are playing every hand and you are running them to the river. Plus there is mo rake, and you don't have to tip the dealer after winning. Not that I don't tip, but nothing like playing live. This is why I like to play fast and do everything possible to speed the game up.
... there is mo rake, and you don't have to tip the dealer after winning.
Since I don't often play regular Texas Hold'em poker, this is a "selling point" I had not considered. I'll probably just note the House collects no rake in UTH, while in regular poker the House sometimes collects more than one rake (for promotional jackpots, etc.)
... As for as the blind bets, quads, straight or royal flush are much more common in this game vs traditional live poker games because you are playing every hand and you are running them to the river.
Quite right. If the onlooker is still with me after my comment on the rake, they are likely to understand this as an advantage. When you go "all in" (4x) with a great hand, the dealer never folds.
Many thanx for calling my attention to these aspects of the game. I enjoy explaining UTH to folks, and your comments highlight points I overlooked previously.
It's not the dealer as they often ask me, but yes, you are correct, play my own game. No different than BJ, but there will always be players not knowing what they are doing hitting against a 6.
They would be much better off to not take your advice to never hit against a 6.