Super Hold'em Poker
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PokerBaazi has once again pushed the boundaries of thrill and skill with the introduction of its brand new poker variant, Super Hold’em- an electrifying fusion of Texas Hold’em and Teen Patti. We praise this awesome poker variation as "Extra Card! Extra Fun!" and you can play it exclusively on our cash tables.
The rules are refreshingly straightforward and same as Texas Hold’em. So those of you who already play Texas Hold’em, this variant of Poker is going to be an absolute breeze.
In traditional Texas Hold'em, the dealer deals you two hole cards that only you can see, along with five community cards that grace the board. So, what’s different in Super Hold’em?
Super Hold’em Super Twist
Here's the twist: Super Hold'em deals you not two, but three hole cards. However, unlike its predecessor, you must use at least one of these three hole cards in combination with the community cards to make your winning five-card hand.
With this extra card in play, Super Hold’em poker offers limitless possibilities, and the adrenaline rush surpasses that of regular Texas Hold'em. So be rest assured, whether you're a seasoned poker pro or new to the tables, Super Hold'em promises a poker experience like no other.
Here are some fascinating facts about Super Hold'em:
Player 1: K♣ K♦ K♥
Player 2: 3♦ 3♣ 6♠
Board: A♣ K♠ J♥ 3♥ 6♥
Player 1: K♥ 10♥ 9♥
Player 2: K♠ 9♠ 10♠
Board: J♠ Q♠ Q♥ 4♣ J♥
Super Hold'em is now the go-to choice for aficionados seeking high-octane poker action. If you are well-versed in Texas Hold'em, Super Hold'em offers a familiar yet refreshing twist to your favourite poker variation.
Ready to venture into your Super Hold'em journey? Join PokerBaazi's cash tables and experience the thrill first hand! This poker variation is played in No-limit format like Texas Hold’em. You can play for a wide range of stakes starting from 1/2, 2/5, 5/10, 25/50 and 50/100!
Exploring the Basic Rules of Super Texas Hold'em for Beginners
Before you hit play, we say you brush through the fundamental rules of Super Hold'em. That said, since it is derived from Texas Hold'em, Super Hold'em adheres to most of the same rules as Texas Hold’em.
Here's a quick overview.
Each player on the table is dealt three hole cards, which remain private and hidden from their opponents. To form your winning hand in Super Hold’em, you must use at least one of your hole cards in combination with the shared community cards.
How Do You Play Super Texas Hold'em?
The Betting procedure includes four rounds and follows the standard Texas Hold'em procedure. These rounds are:
Action in Super Texas Hold'em kicks off with the blinds. The two players seated on the dealer’s left post the big blind and the small blind respectively. The amount of the big blind is typically twice the small blind.
The blinds are paid by the first two players to initiate action so that players have something in the pot to play for. The game's online format ensures automatic card distribution and chip allocation to ensure a seamless gaming experience.
Players can choose to call (match the previous bet), raise (increase the bet), or fold (give up the current hand) based on their hole cards. Players can also ‘check’ instead of betting of they wish to pass action to the next participant without betting any new poker chips to the pot. The option to check is only available if none of the players has made any new bets in the current round.
The second round is called the flop. Once the Pre-flop betting ends, the dealer reveals the first three community cards on the board. All poker players can see and use the community cards to make their five card hand.
Players continue to evaluate their hands and choose to call, raise more chips or simply fold based on the strength of their poker hand. They can use the 'check' option once again.
The 'turn' is the third betting round in which the dealer introduces the fourth community card. The betting options are the same as previous rounds. The remaining players who are still active in the hand call, raise or fold their cards. Like before, players can check until no new bet has been placed during the round.
Finally, the dealer reveals the fifth and last community card on the table. This card is known as the 'river'. The betting choices are identical to those in the previous three rounds.
Showdown in Super Hold’em Poker
Once all five community cards are placed face up on the table, the showdown follows, where remaining players reveal their hands. The player with the best five-card poker hand among all players claims the pot. In case, all players except one fold their hands, that players wins the pot uncontested.
Super Hold’em Hand Rankings
The hand rankings of Super Hold’em are identical to Texas Hold’em poker. Here’s a quick scan to refresh your memory. We shall list these poker hands ranking from the highest to the lowest in order of strength with examples.
- Royal Flush
A♥ K♥ Q♥ J♥ 10♥
- Straight Flush
K♠ Q♠ J♠ 10♠ 9♠
- Four of a Kind
Q♣ Q♣ Q♣ Q♣ 7♦
- Full House
A♦ A♦ A♦ 9♠ 9♠
10♦ 6♦ J♦ K♦ 2♦
6♣ 7♦ 8♠ 9♥ 10♣
- Three of a Kind
8♥ 8♣ 8♦ Q♥ 3♠
- Two Pair
K♣ K♥ 4♥ 4♠ 5♦
- One Pair
J♦ J♠ 2♥ 6♦ 10♠
- High Card
A♣ 3♥ 10♠ K♣ 9♦
Strategies for Success in Super Hold'em
Due to the presence of one extra hole card in Super Hold’em poker, the common strategies applied in Texas Hold’em might fall short and sometimes work against you. As such, you must tweak your approach to accommodate the Super twist and strategize accordingly.
Starting Hand Selection
With three hole cards, you have more potential combinations to work with. Start with strong hands that have the potential to make high-ranking five-card hands such as Flush and Full House. Four of a Kind and Straight Flush are not uncommon in Super Hold’em!
Pairs, suited cards and connectors are still valuable to form hands such as Flush, Straight and Full House. However, if you are faced with a big raise pre-flop, its better to fold small pairs and off suit connectors as they are most likely to be beat with stronger hands.
Just like in Texas Hold'em, your position at the table is crucial. Play tighter in early positions and more aggressively in late positions. If you have a strong pair such as Pocket Kings or Pocket Aces along with a decent kicker such as Jack or Queen, raise big pre-flop from late positions to eliminate opponents who can challenge you on the later rounds.
When you have more information about your opponents' actions in late positions, do not be afraid to play out to your advantage in Super Hold'em. Aggressiveness is key when you have a strong hand.
Observe the Community Cards
Pay close attention to the community cards as they are revealed. Since you have more hole cards, think about all possible combinations that can form a strong hand based on the community cards and adapt your strategy accordingly.
For example, if you have a flush draw on the flop, but you see a pair on the turn, consider your opponent having a Full House if they raise big on that street. To avoid this situation altogether, you must bet big on the flop to complete your draw without being challenged with a stronger hand in later rounds.
Bluffing and Semi-Bluffing
Bluffing is essential in Super Hold’em like all poker variants, but now you have more opportunities to semi-bluff. Semi-bluffing involves betting or raising with a hand that has the potential to improve with additional community cards. So, to bet successfully, you need to be aware of board texture and use it to your advantage.
For instance, if you have flush draw and a straight draw on the flop and you need one more card to complete either of them, With such a strong drawing hand, it makes sense that you raise big on the flop to build the pot and extract maximum value.
Since Super Hold’em Hold’em is mostly about drawing big hands, you need to be mindful of pot control. Do not blindly raise or call large bets without having a strong hand. Its wise to check or fold when facing significant aggression if you lack a strong five-card hand.
Observe the Players
In Super Hold’em, observing your opponents become even more crucial to make informed decisions. Check the player stats on the poker app, and find opportunities to exploit their weaknesses or capitalize on their mistakes. There will be players who tend to overvalue their hands or are too aggressive without a strong hand to back them up. Target them to maximize your profits.
Variance and Bankroll
With more possible combinations, comes more variance in Super Hold'em. Manage your bankroll prudently and avoid going all-in recklessly at all costs, especially when you are playing from an early position. Keep your emotions in check when in a tricky spot and fold when you’re unsure. Wait for strong hole cards where you can bet and win handsome amounts.
Now that you know how awesome this poker variation is, why wait? Hit the felts and embrace the thrill of “Extra Card! Extra Fun!” Play for stakes of your liking and start winning with big hands hereon! Your seat awaits you at the felts where every hand is an opportunity to seize the extraordinary.