Six Plus Hold’em

What is Six Plus Hold’em?

Six Plus Hold’em is the brand new variation of Hold’em played with a deck of 32 cards starting from 6 and up which means that all 2,3,4 & 5s are removed from the deck.

When?

Six Plus Hold’em will be available with PokerPlex24 (on the iPoker Network) from 29th February 2016 and will be supported with an exciting promotion – The Six Plus Festival, so we really are going in with all guns blazing.

Why?

Imagine the potential! This new version of the game is already becoming very popular and is being promoted by professional poker players around the globe generating interesting and action filled games, so we are sure that our PokerPlex24 players will love it too!

How is it played and what’s different?

Initially each player receives two pocket cards, the same as traditional Texas Hold’em and rounds of betting start, again the same as regular Hold’em.

The Flop (3 Community Cards) are dealt to generate betting and then the Turn card is dealt (4th Card) with again another round of betting followed by the river card (final card) and final round of betting begins.

The game will then go to showdown where the best hand is the winner, but remember the hand rankings have changed! Your full house will get busted by that flush and your straight will lose out to a set! (3 of a Kind).

Winning hands: The changes

Because we are playing with 36 cards instead of the standard 52, hand rankings will change in line with probability.

For instance, it is now more difficult to hit a flush than a full house as there only 9 cards you can do this with: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, A – So a flush in Six Plus Hold’em will beat a full house.

Fewer cards in the deck means that straights will be easier to hit and consequently now sit below three of a kind in hand rankings

The lowest straight (wheel) now becomes: A, 6, 7, 8, 9. This is because the Ace still retains both its low and High value.

Remember, the two major differences are that “Three of a kind” now beats a “Straight”, and “Flush” beats a “Full house”. This is implemented to make up for the changed probabilities of hitting, due to the reduced deck as compared to classic Hold’em game with 52 cards.

Six Plus Hold’em Hand Rankings:

  • Royal (straight)Flush
  • Four of a kind (quads)
  • Flush
  • Full House
  • Three of a kind
  • Straight
  • Two Pair
  • A Pair
  • High Card

Traditional Hold’em Hand Rankings:

  • Royal (straight) flush
  • Four of a Kind (quads)
  • Full House
  • Flush
  • Straight
  • Three of a Kind
  • Two Pair
  • A Pair
  • High Card

As the game is a new, you may find it confusing at first thinking you have a winning hand with a straight only to see the pot being passed over to the player with three of a kind. A,6,7,8,9 as the lowest straight will undoubtable cause confusion.

Likewise, players with a full house may be equally disappointed when beaten by a flush.

But don’t worry when you start to play. We want you to learn and enjoy it!

New hand rankings and rules will be published on the help centre for all players.

All players will also get a warning message appearing on the table advising them that they are about to start playing Six Plus Hold’em with a brief insight to hand rank changes i.e three of a kind beats a straight.

So take time to familiarise yourself with this great new variation and it’s unusual rules such as why is the hand ranking changed and no river and extra pocket (hole) card dealt out after the river etc.

We at PokerPlex24 certainly think that it’s a very interesting, action-filled game and a real breath of fresh air for Hold’em fans who has been playing the same game for years.

Now that you are aware of this new and exciting game, why not join the action at the tables today?