Complex Cards

PokerThe Friday File: Since first appearing in the early 1800s, poker has become increasingly complex. Originally, five cards were dealt followed by one round of betting. That’s boring, and the chance of having a good hand, very low. By introducing more cards and betting, the chances of a big pot and a good hand grow dramatically. The result, Pineapple Open Face Chinese Poker involving 17 cards but just one deck.

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