Badugi, may be the Asian variant of poker that has been gaining significant popularity on the list of card playing enthusiasts in the past few years. Badugi is normally reported to have result from Korea but there are also accounts of its Chinese origin. It is offered in many poker online sites as well as in big casinos. With its present status, there is no doubt that Badugi has got ‘arrived” in the gambling scene. In Badugi, a hand is made up of four cards, in which a player has three odds to draw or alter the combination, to attain the lowest hand attainable and win the pot.
A badugi is a hand made up of a mix four of cards of various suits and values. Since Badugi is really a lowball game, the best badugi is the mix of the ace of club (AC), 2hearts(2H), 3spade(3S) and 4diamond(4D). The ace has a low value in Badugi and again, the lower the hand score, the better. To cite a good example: AC 8D 3H 6S wins over 2C 9D 4H 7S, another badugi.
A player isn’t always lucky to get a badugi and you can find other hand combinations like the:
1. 3-card palm where two cards either own the same value or exactly the same suit. If a hand consist of the cards AS AD 5H 3C, you can find only three active cards, AS, 5H & 3C as the two aces will be counted as you card. Another combination could have two cards of the same suit like 2H and 5H in AS 2D5H 2H. In cases like this, the one with an increased value, 5H, shall be out and the three-card hands shall be AS 2H 2D.
A badugi wins over a three-card hand.
2. 2-card hand where you can find three cards of exactly the same suit or value. For instance, the hand consisting of the cards AABB shall grow to be Belly while another hand with 5S2F4F5F shall turn into 5S2F. A three-card side wins over a two-card palm.
3. 1- card hands which happens if a player is handled four cards that are original, that is, they’re of the same suit or the same value. A combination like 5S5D5F5G shall be reduced to a one-card palm only.
A combination with two or more cards of the same value can be called a paired hand while that with two or more cards from the same suit is named a suited hand.