The age-old card game poker has transformed and branched out into several variants. The popularity of poker is because it played and loved as a social activity. The game has its language, and if you are new to this side of the world, learning the poker terms and phrases will significantly improve your knowledge of the industry.
We at Gutshot have taken the initiative of teaching newbies poker terms to help them become well-versed with the game. While we have already written about a plethora of poker terms, today, we will be learning about the ‘four-colour decks.’ You must be aware of the two colour deck which has cards in red and black but what’s different about this one? Let’s find out.
In 1819, a four-colour deck was introduced in the US by J.Y. Humphreys, who created the ‘Seminole Wars Deck.’ A four-colour deck used to play bridge, poker has black spades, red hearts, green clubs, and blue diamonds.
The basic idea of introducing this multi-colour suit was to avoid any confusion of suits. The four-colour deck helps during trick playing games in which following a specific suit is of importance. For example, when each suit represents a particular colour, players can easily recognize a flush.
This four-colour deck is also known as the no-revoke deck because they reduce the risk of a player accidentally revoking. During the 1900s, dozens of card manufacturers developed such four-colour suits to play bridge. For poker players, this four colour deck, developed by Mike Caro. He introduced the four colour deck in 1992 at the World Poker Finals, used at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. The four-colour deck becomes an essential option while multi-tabling. A four-colour deck is identical to the standard French deck except for the colour of the suits.
Indian poker platforms Spartan Poker, Adda52 among others, allow four colour decks. If you haven’t tried this feature, then you should right away! So, folks, it is just one among hundreds of poker terms, so if you are a beginner and are looking forward to diving deep into the game, keep an eye on GutshotMagazine.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Telegram.
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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