6+ Hold’em is a popular ‘short deck’ poker format that plays much like Texas Hold’em, but with a few differences:
All cards lower than a six are removed from the deck
Everyone posts an ante and only the button posts a blind – known as the ‘button blind’
A flush beats a full-house and Ace, 6, 7, 8, 9 is classified as a straight.
Trips beat a straight.
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The Rules of 6+ Hold’em
All 6+ Hold’em games use a 36-card deck (with all cards lower than a 6 removed), which is shuffled before every hand is dealt. Games also use a ‘button blind’ structure: every player posts an ante, and the player seated at the button position is the only one who posts a blind – meaning there is only one blind per hand, rather than traditional small/big blind format.The action starts with the player seated to the left of the button. Each hand then plays out according to Texas Hold’em rules, with pre-flop, flop, turn and river betting rounds.
If you’ve played Texas Hold’em games before, the rules of 6+ Hold’em are easy to follow.
But don’t forget: contrary to regular Texas Hold’em games, in 6+ Hold’em a flush beats a full-house. Trips beat a straight! A five-card hand consisting of Ace, 6, 7, 8, 9 (any suit) is also deemed a straight. All other hand rankings remain the same.