NathanV
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April 12th, 2021 at 6:30:51 PM permalink
Three card poker: dealer is exposing a corner of their bottom hole card which has a black stripe if the card is T,J,Q,K,A, or no black stripe if 9-2 (I believe this is for checking for natural 21 in Blackjack). Is there an edge to be had here? I know there is a small edge if you can distinguish paint from Ace from low card, but I'm not sure about this.
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April 12th, 2021 at 6:46:49 PM permalink
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Three card poker: dealer is exposing a corner of their bottom hole card which has a black stripe if the card is T,J,Q,K,A, or no black stripe if 9-2 (I believe this is for checking for natural 21 in Blackjack). Is there an edge to be had here? I know there is a small edge if you can distinguish paint from Ace from low card, but I'm not sure about this.



The Ace mark is different than the paint mark if itís a BJ deck.
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April 12th, 2021 at 6:52:23 PM permalink
You're right. So I'm only seeing T,J,Q,K or A-9 every time and only sometimes seeing the other corner which shows A/not-A.
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April 12th, 2021 at 8:50:06 PM permalink
Just 10 and non ten ? don't bother cause it is 3 CARD POKER .You only see 1 card right ? if it is all 3 cards then ...i would say yes . just wait for for the experts to chime if it's for all 3 cards ..
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April 12th, 2021 at 9:48:01 PM permalink
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You're right. So I'm only seeing T,J,Q,K or A-9 every time and only sometimes seeing the other corner which shows A/not-A.



Assuming you have no information for dealer's first and second card but have partial info for third card : -

Scenario A
1) If third card is A, raise if your hand >= A92
2) If third card is T/J/O/K, raise if your hand >= QT6
3) If third card is 2-9, raise ALL

If your Ante payoff is 1/4/5 and use above strategy, then you have ev = +1.87%


Scenario B
1) If third card is A, raise if your hand >= A92
2) If third card is J/O/K, raise if your hand >= QJ5
3) If third card is 2-T, raise ALL

If your Ante payoff is 1/4/5 and use above strategy, then you have ev = +2.41%
Last edited by: ssho88 on Apr 12, 2021
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April 12th, 2021 at 10:10:29 PM permalink
Very much appreciated, thank you!

Can you calculate a scenario for either K/Q/J/T or A/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9? I imagine it's very close to zero or slightly negative EV.

Again, thank you very much for providing this.
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April 12th, 2021 at 10:33:15 PM permalink
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Very much appreciated, thank you!

Can you calculate a scenario for either K/Q/J/T or A/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9? I imagine it's very close to zero or slightly negative EV.

Again, thank you very much for providing this.



The problem here is to find the optimum strategy for A/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 . . . .I guess should raise ALL.


Scenario C
1) If third card is T/J/O/K, raise if your hand >= QT6
2) If third card is A/2-9, raise if your hand >= Q32(EDITED !)

If your Ante payoff is 1/4/5 and use above strategy, then you have ev = -2.93%

Edited
Last edited by: ssho88 on Apr 13, 2021
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April 15th, 2021 at 8:24:19 AM permalink
Just donít. 3CP awful game. You got a Q dealers got a K. You have K they they have A. You have A they have a pair. You have a pair they have a flush. You have a flush, they have a straight. You have a straight, they donít qualify.
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April 17th, 2021 at 3:02:17 AM permalink
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Just donít. 3CP awful game. You got a Q dealers got a K. You have K they they have A. You have A they have a pair. You have a pair they have a flush. You have a flush, they have a straight. You have a straight, they donít qualify.



You are talking about luck
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April 17th, 2021 at 2:52:22 PM permalink
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You are talking about luck

Thereís been several stories of players and teams who have played it extensively and nearly all gave up and ended below EV. I mean if someone wants to play it then thatís their choice

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