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How to play Chicago Poker? Poker
Manthra Koliyer
Posted on 06 Feb, 2021
By Manthra Koliyer
On 06 Feb, 2021
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By Manthra Koliyer
On 06 Feb, 2021
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How to play Chicago Poker?


Poker players, we are back to make you familiar with yet another poker variant. High Chicago and Low Chicago are two variants of poker which are similar to stud poker and other card games such as Caribbean Stud. 

It is believed that the card game was first played by a Russian mafia in an underground poker club in Stockholm, Sweden. Though High and Low Chicago are only played in selected casinos these days, the game is popularly played in Finland. Card game Chicago is played with a standard deck of 52 cards.

Both High and Low Chicago are played in the standard way where players are given 7 cards each. The only difference is that:

  • In High Chicago when the game is over the pot is split between the player who has the highest poker hand and the player who has the highest hole card of suit spade.
  • In Low Chicago, the pot is split between the player who has the highest poker hand and the lowest spade hole card. During a showdown, if no player has a spade card then the entire pot is awarded to the player who has the best poker hand.

Gameplay

The dealer deals three cards initially, two cards face down and one face up to all the players. The antes are placed and the player with the lowest face-up card begins betting.

Post this round of bets, the dealer deals each player one more card face up. The betting takes place again, but this time it is the player who has the best hand. This betting and dealing of cards go on till each player is dealt seven cards respectively. Among the seven cards, players are expected to make the best hand possible. Depending on the hand, the pot is split as per High Chicago or Low Chicago.

This is just one type, but there are several more variants like these in poker. To familiarize yourself with many other poker variants, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and  Telegram.



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