This is another great variant of the Texas Holdem family of community games. This one is played almost identical to the original with few slight variations. If you are new to Texas Holdem then let us start by saying that this is one of the easiest poker games to learn. It is also called community poker because of the constant use of community cards which are dealt throughout the game. The addition of wild cards makes this version unique; there are two sets of wild cards for a total of eight possible cards. The best way to Learn Texas Holdem baseball poker is to play and play as often as you can.
How to play Baseball Texas Holdem poker
Texas Holdem baseball poker is structured with the forced antes and blinds. This is to ensure that there will be a pot even if no one bets. It uses a standard deck of 52 cards with no jokers. Each player is dealt two hole/pocket cards. After these are dealt, betting begins. The same rules as standard poker applies in betting & a player can bid, check, raise, call or fold.
Betting occurs after each round of dealing, which means a bet can take place after the first three cards are dealt, after the fourth card, after the fifth card, after the sixth card and after the seventh card is dealt. Not including the ante, a total of five betting rounds can occur during a game of baseball poker. If everyone folds but one player, the hand is dead and the pot goes to last player remaining.
The main difference between a regular Texas Holdem Poker & baseball poker is that the 3’s and 9’s are wild cards. This means they can be used in place of any other cards. If you have two Aces and a 3 you can play it as 3 Aces.
Baseball Texas Holdem Rules
The rules of this game are fairly simple, the only difference between this variant and standard Holdem is the introduction of wild cards. Wild cards make it possible for people to win more at the same time. Betting is generally lively and limit as well as no-limit games can be played.