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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-02-07
 By Ralph  Betza. Poker Chess. Squares contain cards, and players win by forming poker hands with the cards on the squares occupied by their pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Doug Chatham wrote on 2003-02-08 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
If you want to balance out the colors in a random draw, I suggest when you deal out the red half-deck, every other red card should be placed on Black's side of the board. That should reduce the chances of starting out with flushes on both sides.

Michael Nelson wrote on 2003-02-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Excellent game concept.  I would suggest a rule change.  Like many
non-Poker games that use Poker hands, the relative values of different
hand types get distorted.  It is always harder to get three of a kind than a pair, 
but a straight or flush may or may not be harder to get than three
of a kind.  So why not use Poker hands with the provision that straights
and flushes don't count?  

A amusing variant might be to play for high hand on turns 1-5, say, and
play for low hand on 6-10, etc.  For the endgame, if a player doesn't have
5 cards, a missing card ranks low. So in playing for low hand, K-7-5 beats
K-7-5-2 (which is logical, since the latter hand wins playing for high).
Of course the five turn alternation frequency can be changed as well.

John Lawson wrote on 2003-02-07 UTCGood ★★★★
I'd think flushes would not only be common, but unavoidable. They would be easier to get than three-of-a-kind. And four-of-a-kind would be harder to achieve than a straight flush.

LCC wrote on 2003-02-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Interesting concept. Does it work?

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