Teenpatti is an Indian casino game also known as the Indian Flush played with a standard deck of cards.
The main objective of this game is to create the highest-ranking combination among all the players with only three cards dealt.
The goal is also to maximize the pot or the prize pool to make the greatest winnings.
How to Play?
This game begins when all the players place an initial bet in the ‘Boot’ or the prize pot.
After all the players have placed their initial bet, the dealer deals three cards to all the players one at a time, face down.
You have a choice of playing as ‘Seen’ or ‘Blind’. If you play as seen, you can see your cards and if you play blind you cannot see your cards and your cards remain face down.
If you begin by playing as a blind, you can choose to see your cards at a later round of the game and from then on you play as a Seen player.
The game continues until there is only one player left on the table or until two players are present at the table and one of them decides to turn their cards face up for a show. In case, the only player left at the table is you, you win.
During the show, the cards are compared and the winning hand is the one that contains the highest-ranking combination. On account of a tie, the player who called for the Show loses.
Rules to Know:
The minimum bet for this depends on the minimum stake agreed upon prior to the commencement of the game.
In a game of Indian Flush or Teen Patti, after the three cards are dealt face down, the players then get the option of playing as Seen or to play as a Blind player.
Seen is when the players decide to see the cards dealt to them and Blind is when they decide to play without seeing their cards and their cards are kept face down on the table.
If you begin by playing Blind, you have an option of changing to Seen during the various rounds of the game. You can do so by opting to see your cards at any time and continue playing the game as a Seen player.
When you play as Blind, you must bet the minimum stake at least. And, if you are playing as Seen, you must bet 2x the minimum stake amount.
The players are required to place their bets until the following events occur:
Scenario 1: Everyone except one player has folded, in this case, the last surviving player wins the round.
Scenario 2: Everyone except two players have folded. In this case, one of the players must call Show and reveal both cards in their hands.
There is a myriad of rules to look out for when playing a game of Indian Flush or Teen Patti. Some of these are as follows:
A Show can’t take place unless only two players are left at the table.
When a Show occurs, both players show their cards. The player with the highest card combination wins the round. If there is a tie between the players, the one you called for the Show, loses.
When it is your turn, you can ask the player who bet just before you for a Sideshow. This ask can be accepted or rejected by the player with no added consequences to the overall game.
If the offer for a Sideshow is accepted, the two players compare their cards and the one with the lower-ranked combination must fold their cards right away. The player with the higher ranking combination continues to play the game.
If the value of the cards is equal between the two players during a sideshow, the player who called for the sideshow must fold their cards immediately.
The card combinations in a game of Teen Patti or Indian Flush are ranked in descending order, as follows:
Trail or Trio: When the player has three cards of the same rank or value. This is the highest-ranking combination and the best trio is a series of three aces.
Straight Flush: When the player has three cards in sequence in a given suit. For example, 10, J, Q of Spades or 4, 5, 6 all in Diamonds.
Sequence or Straight: When the player has three cards in any suit but in a sequence. For example, a Jack, Queen, King in any suit, or a 5, 6, 7 in any suit.
Color or Flush: When a player has all three cards in a single suit but not in any given sequence. For instance, ace, jack, king in Hearts or 2, 5, 9 in Clubs, and so on.
Pair or Two of a Kind: When a player has two cards of the same rank and value and one other card in hand. For example, if a player has 8,8, and Ace or 4,4,9, etc.
High Card: When no cards are in sequence or in the same suit, the value of the highest-ranking card is compared between the players. The winner is the player with the highest-ranked card in hand. In event of a tie, the High Card value is considered. In other words, the player with a higher-ranked card wins.
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