Put and Take Poker

Put and Take Poker
Put and Take is often played in Dealer’s Choice Poker games, though some bar it because the dealer has a great advantage.

Each player antes one chip. The first dealer is selected by lot, and thereafter the deal rotates. The dealer takes no cards, but gives each player except himself five face-up cards, dealt one at a time.

The dealer then turns up five “put” cards, one at a time. As each card is turned up, any player whose hand contains a card of the same rank must put into die pot a certain number of chips: one chip if it is the first card turned up, two if it is the second, four if it is the third, eight if it is the fourth, and sixteen if it is the fifth. A player having two or more cards of the rank in his hand must put up for each.

The dealer then turns up five “take” cards, and for each card a player having a card of the same rank in his hand takes from the pot one chip on the first card, two on the second, four on the third, eight on the fourth, and sixteen on the fifth. Again, if he has two or more cards of the same rank in his hand, he takes the full number of chips for each.

If there are any chips left in the pot, the dealer takes them. If the pot does not have enough chips to supply what the players are entitled to take, the dealer must make good. The dealer has an advantage because of the. original antes.

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