Rules for Playing Poker Stacking – Poker Stacking is a game that is frequently played by professional poker players in between tournaments or by newcomers to the poker world who want to learn hand rankings. It is also very popular with online gambling players and is provided by the pkvgames application.
In theory, it is not an official form of poker as there are no bets or chips, but because it uses poker hand rankings to determine the winner, the game is called Poker Stacking.
Rules of Poker Stacking PKV games
The Poker Stacking rules use a standard 52 card deck and can have a maximum of 4 players. This is because each player is dealt 13 cards so there are no more cards left for them.
Although the game can be played with 2 or 3 players, 4 hands of 13 cards are always dealt so all cards are used.
The goal of Poker Stacking is to form 3 poker hands of the highest quality. The ‘Under’ hand consists of 5 cards and must be the best hand. The ‘middle’ hand is also made up of cards and must be of less value than the down hand. The ‘Up’ hand consists of only 3 cards and must be of the lowest rank of the 3 hands. This 3 card does not contain straights or flushes and therefore can only consist of triplets, pairs or high value cards.
For example the hand on top there are different ways to arrange it
- The “under” hand, which must have the highest value – consists of an ace high flush
- The “middle” hand, for which in this section the displayed value must be lower than the lower hand but higher than the upper hand – as we can see the order is 2 pairs followed by 3 cards
- The Up Hand The top hand must have the lowest value of the 3 hand arrangements – consisting of a 9 pair
Since there are no chips or bets, points are awarded for each hand with the value of each point agreed at the beginning of the game.
When the game is over, after the agreed time or after reaching a certain number of points, the player with the lowest score owes that score to other players multiplied by the agreed value of each point.
When there are only 2 players the score is pretty easy. It gets more complicated with 3 or 4 players as each player has to compare their hands one by one. A separate number of points is kept for each pair of players; at the end of the game, each player is satisfied with the other player, as opposed to the total number of points.
If you win against 1 player in all three hands you will receive 2x your total points and if your card wins from all players at the table in all three hand sequences you will receive 4x points. / Dy