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Six Plus Hold'em is a new variant of the famous No Limit Texas Hold'em, with a few small changes. Hence, if you know the rules of No Limit Texas Hold'em, it will be easy to learn this new fast paced game type.

Six Plus Hold'em is played:

  • ...with less cards, as the 2,3,4 and 5 are removed from the deck.
  • The hand ranking is similar to Texas Hold'em with the following three exceptions:
    • You can use the Ace, to form the lowest possible straight: A,6,7,8,9
    • A three-of-a-kind beats a straight.
    • a flush beats a full house

See below for the full poker hand strength comparision between Texas Hold'em and Six Plus Hold'em.

The fact that the deck contains less cards, leads to action packed games, with big hands battling it out over big pots.

The Dealer

The dealer is identified by a disc, called the 'dealer button'. The cards are dealt around the table, starting with the player immediately to the left of the dealer.

After each hand has been completed, the 'dealer button' moves clockwise to the next active player.

Time to Play

The Deal

Six Plus Hold’em follows the same game flow as standard Texas Hold’em. Two players pay blinds at the start of each hand. Blinds are bets players have to make in order to ensure there is always money in the pot. After the blinds are put into the pot each player is dealt two cards face down. Only you can see your own cards.

On the first round, the betting starts with the first active player to the immediate left of the big blind. The minimum bet in this round is the size of the big blind. Each player then has one of three choices: call, raise, or fold.

The Flop

Once the first round of betting is over, three cards are dealt face-up on the board. These three cards are known as the flop. They are available to all players who are still in the game. Betting in this round begins with the player to the left of the dealer.

The Turn

When betting is completed for the flop round, the turn card is dealt face-up on the board. The turn is the fourth card dealt face-up. The same rules apply as in previous betting rounds.

The River

When betting action is completed for the turn round, the river card is dealt face-up on the board. The river is the fifth and final card dealt face-up and the same rules as 'the turn' apply.

The Showdown

When all the betting is done, the player with the best 5 card hand wins the pot.

Six Plus vs. Texas Hold'em hand rankings

Poker Hand Rankings

Six Plus Hold'em Texas Hold'em
Royal Flush Royal Flush
Straight Flush Straight Flush
Four of a Kind Four of a Kind
Flush Full House
Full House Flush
Three of a Kind Straight
Straight Three of a Kind
Two Pair Two Pair
One Pair One Pair
High Card High Card