Caribbean Poker Strategy

Caribbean Poker Caribbean Poker is a tabletop card game similar to 5 card poker, it uses a deck of 52 cards. This type of poker is played from one to four people against the Dealer, the players during the game make the following decisions: continue the game (Call), fold (Fold).

It's worth noting that you need to make smart decisions and here are some tips:

  • The player needs to keep playing, provided he has any pair or better.
  • If the player's assets are less than an ace or a king, then it is worth folding.

Provided that there is an ace or a king, then he can continue playing in the following cases:

  • if the Dealer has a card from 2 to queen and the player has it,
  • if the Dealer has an ace or a king, and the player has a jack or a queen,

The Dealer's cards do not match any of the player's cards, but provided that the player has a queen and the fourth card is higher than the Dealer's face-up card.

By applying these tips, you can reduce the house edge to 5.225 percent. Also, the player, in the course of the game, will need to decide whether or not to make an additional bet on the Jackpot. The decision depends on the size of the Jackpot and on the paytable. If the paytable is used in the classic rules of Caribbean poker, then you need to place an additional bet when the Jackpot is more than $ 220,000.

A version of Caribbean poker has become popular in Russia, known as "draw poker". The player can exchange any card (his) by paying one ante, and after that it will be necessary to decide whether to continue the game or not. Of course, in this way you can improve the combination of cards, but you have to pay for this opportunity and, therefore, you need to know in what cases it is worth making a replacement. Let's take a closer look at these cases:

  • 4 flash cards. When the player does not have a pair, then you need to change the card not to suit. If there is a pair, then you need to do the following: a pair of nines and above a pair should not be split, but a pair should be split. Pairs from three to eight are not always broken, it all depends on the Dealer's open card. In this case, one must act by intuition, but at the same time one must remember that the higher the Dealer's card, the more profitable the exchange will be, not counting the ace and the king.
  • 4 cards to a one-sided straight. In this case, if the player has a pair, then the substitution should not be made. But, if there is no pair, then the substitution is made depending on the Dealer's card. We can say that it is necessary to make a substitution, provided that the Dealer's face-up card is lower than the lowest straight card.
  • 4 cards to double-sided straight. In the event that there is no pair, then the card must be changed, if there is a pair, it is better to leave it. But there is an exception in which it is better to split the deuces if the Dealer's card is from 7, and triples must be split if the Dealer has a card from 9 to king.

In this form of Caribbean poker, the house edge drops from 5 percent to 1 percent, which certainly makes the game much more attractive to all players.