Indian Flush (Teen Patti)

Teenpatti is an Indian origin card game. The objective of this game is to make the best 3 card hand as per the hand ranking and to maximize the pot (prize pool) before the final showdown for you to win. A standard 52-card pack ( without the jokers) is used in this game. 

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Basic rules of the game

The game starts with the ‘Boot’, an amount collected from players, which is the agreed minimum stake. This money is placed at the centre of the table and will grow as the game proceeds. The dealer deals the cards anti-clockwise, with each player receiving 3 cards.

Players can now decide when their turn comes whether they want to  : 

1. Play 'Seen' - See your cards

2. Play 'Blind' - Keep the cards faced down

  • If you are playing blind, you must bet at least the current stake (Boot). The current stake for the next player is then the amount that you bet (if he’s playing blind as well) or twice the amount that you bet (if he has seen his cards already).
  • If you have already seen your Teen Patti sequence, you must bet at least as much as the current stake (if the player who bet before you had seen his cards too) or at least twice (if the player who bet before you was playing blind).

If you are playing blind, you can look at your cards at any point in the game. You then become a seen player and from that turn onwards, the betting rules for seen player applies.

The players must keep betting until one of the following things happens:

  • All except one player has folded. Here, the remaining player win all the Teen Patti chips in the pot, irrespective of the Teen Patti sequence held.
  • All except two players have folded and one of these players at their turn bets for a show. Here, the Teen Patti sequence of both players are compared.

The Teen Patti rules for a show are as follows:

  • A show cannot occur until all but two players have folded their cards.
  • In a show, both players’ cards are exposed, and the player whose hand is higher ranking wins the pot. If the hands are equal, the player who requested for the show loses.

At any point of the game, during your turn you can request the player who bet immediately before you a sideshow. That player can either accept or refuse the sideshow.

  • If the sideshow is accepted, the two players compare their cards, and the player with the lower ranking Teen Patti sequence must immediately fold. If they are equal, the player who asked for the sideshow must fold.
  • If the sideshow is refused, the betting continues as usual.

Ranking of the card hands from highest to lowest is

1. Trail (three of a kind) : 3 cards of the same rank. AAA is the best hand in the game.


2. Pure Sequence (Straight Flush) : Three consecutive cards of the same suit.


3. Sequence (Straight) : Three consecutive cards not all in the same suit.


4. Color (Flush) : A flush of 3 cards in the same suit, with the highest card winning in the case of a draw.


5. Pair (two of a kind) : A pair of 2 cards of the same rank. In case of a draw, the highest-ranking 3rd card will denote the winner.


6. High Card : When neither the dealer nor player has a pair, then the hand with the highest card wins.


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