Teen Patti is one of the most popular card-game across India and South Asia. Teen Patti is a variant of the traditional 3-card poker game and is also known as flash or flush. Teen Patti game is usually played with a standard deck of 52 cards, excluding jokers.
How to Play Teen Patti?
Teen Patti is played between 3-6 players. The game coincides with poker and rummy games as it is based on placing bets. A fixed amount of chips or coins is collected from every participant before the cards are distributed. Each player is dealt with three cards that are faced down. The boot value that is initially collected serves as the minimum amount of cash at stake that is kept in the pot. The Pot is placed in the middle. Now we’ll understand the Teen Patti Rules and what things we need to take care of while playing teen patti.
Teen Patti Rules
Teen Patti Rules are quite simple and it’s easy to play. The players are dealt with three cards and the one who receives the best combination is likely to be the winner. A player can play blind or seen. He can also call or raise the bet. The bet of seen cards is twice of blind. After the pot limit is reached, the players show the cards, and a winner is ascertained. In case there are only two players left, one of them can demand a show.
The Aces are the highest ranked cards in Teen Patti and 2 is the lowest. The game aims to have the top 3 cards in hand and increase the pot before the game ends. Here are the rankings of the cards.
Trail refers to three cards of the same rank. It is one of the rarest possible combinatons that a player receives. The three aces trail is the highest order ranking in Teen Patti. Example: A A A, 2 2 2
Pure Sequence is the combination of three consecutive ranked cards with the same suit. Pure Sequence is the second-order highest combination of cards in Teen Patti. Example: 8,9 and 10 of Hearts
The sequence is a combination of three consecutive ranked cards with an indifferent suit. The sequence is the third-order combination of ranking in Teen Patti. Example: 8 of Hearts, 9 of Diamonds, and 10 of Spade.
Color comes after sequence. It refers to three cards of the same suit that aren’t consecutively ranked. Example: 6 of Hearts, 10 of Hearts, 3 of Hearts
Pair is another order ranking that comes after Color. Pair refers to two cards of same rank. If there comes two players with a pair, then the one that has higher value will be the winner. If the pair values between two players are same, then the value of third card will determine the winner.
When none of the above mentioned phenomenon takes place, the winner is ascertained by the highest ranking of cards. If two players have a common high card, then the rank of next highest card will be determined to decide the winner.
Other important Teen Patti Rules:
- The Players must keep betting until all except one has folded his cards. In this case, the remaining player wins the pot irrespective of the sequence held.
- If all except two players are left to show the cards, one of them can demand a show by placing a bet.
- A show cannot take place until there are only two participating players left.
- After a show, the cards of both the players are exposed. The one whose hand possesses a higher ranking is the winner of the game.