- Objective: The player has to win the pot with the lowest hand and no two cards of the same suit.
- Number Of Players: 2 to 8 players
- Number Of Cards: 52 card decks
- Rank Of Cards: K,Q,J,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,A
- Type Of Game: Casino
- Audience: Adult
Introduction to Badugi
Badugi is a fun and unique game that has a greater reputation across the poker world. To win a pot in Badugi, players need to understand the easy badugi rules to win the game.
However, when compared to others, the game is effective in playing with proper rules.
Badugi is the best game which is played by 2 to 4 players. The gameplay are convenient for all kind of players. If you want to win the game, you must apply the different strategies with good gaming rules. And the player can win the game by having the possible hand is A-2-3-4.
In the game, the Badugi hands are focus on getting all different ranks and suits. So if that are repeats and some of the cards must be eliminated means, you have to check the following examples.
A hand with five hearts- 9 hearts- J spades-2 clubs and one of the hearts have to go. This can give a player a three-card hand like five hearts-J spades- 2 clubs.
6diamonds-5-diamonds-3-diamonds-Q-diamonds have only one card to use it is because since that are come from the same suit. The remaining only three diamonds are in hand.
Eight diamonds-10 spades-4 clubs- K hearts, and this kind of hand is considered Badugi because all the cards come under different ranks and suits.
Basic Gaming Rules of Badugi:
The Hands that come with more cards in the gaming rules can beat the player’s hands with fewer cards. Therefore the three-card hand also beats a two-card hand etc.
When compared the hands of the same size with the high card, the player hand with the lowest top card is considered the winner. For instance, both cards have an equal value, and then you have to compare the second highest card and repeat!!
If the hands are equal, then there is no suit ranking.
Dealing, Drawing and Betting
Did you know? The game Badugi is played as pot limit, fixed limit or half-pot limit. Including the Deal are passed to the left in the game, which is common in most poker games.
The Player to the left of the dealer can pay the small blind. And the player to the left can pay the big blind. In the game, the blind is referred to as a forced bet.
The Dealer should pass four cards to each of the player’s clockwise, face-down at the same time. Once the deal has finished, the Players have to check the cards.
Even the player can start the betting with the player to the left of the big blind. Moreover, the minimum bet starts at the same amount as the big blind. Here, the big blind should place a betting if all the players call.
The game allows players to enhance the hands by drawing cards. The gameplay with the active player has to start from the dealer left. And the players should declare how many cards have to exchange.
The Players can easily remove the unwanted cards in a pile, face-down. Otherwise, the dealer can pass them as new cards. Apart from that, the players can exchange between all cards (0-4). And the player can choose not to exchange as well, which is called as standing pat.
Four rounds of betting are accessible in the game that are the initial round, and having one after each will be a draw. Similarly, there are three draws per hand. If you are playing fixed limit means, the bet doubles the betting round. Therefore, the third and fourth can be played with big bets.
When showdown only one player remains, then the player can collect all the stakes in the pot.
If multiple players are active at showdown, they have to show all four of their cards, and it is possible to even multiples in rank or suit.
Furthermore, the gameplay starts with the last player who is having a bet in the last round. The lowest hand with the huge amounts of cards is considered as winner. If the player has the tie, the pot is split.
Badugi is a blind game!! The player to the left of the dealer can place in the small blind, and the player to the left of the small blind is a place in the big blind. Of course, the badugi rules are a must to recognize before beginning the gameplay.