Badugi is a new game taking the live poker world by storm, and we at
Tribeca Tables are proud to offer a realistic, online version. It is
an action packed game combining the most exciting elements of poker
with a new spin on hand values and psychology.
The Tribeca Tables version uses the traditionally accepted rules. Badugi
is a triple draw four card low-hand wins game! The
best low hand is comprised of four cards, with none of the same suit,
and none of the same rank: i.e. ace, two, three, four all of different
suits is the best possible hand!!
When you find yourself holding 4 cards of different rank and suit then
you are holding a…..BADUGI.
How the Dealing Works:
Each player at a Tribeca Tables Badugi table is dealt 4 cards in a
clockwise direction starting from the player on the Small Blind.
Cards are dealt to each player one card at a time.
Once everyone has their 4 cards the action begins with the player to
the left of the Big Blind and continues around the table in
a clockwise direction.
How the Betting Works:
Badugi can be played as either a Limit game, a Pot Limit
game or even a Half Pot Limit game. No matter what level
of action mixed with skill you like best there is a game to suit you
at Tribeca Tables Poker Network!
All bets are made in incremental units. On rounds 1 and 2, a player
can bet the lower level bet (e.g., in a $2/$4 game, the bet for rounds
1 and 2 would be $2). On rounds 3 and 4, players can bet the higher-level
bet (e.g., in a $2/$4 game, the bet for rounds 3 and 4 would be $4).
Betting is capped at 4 bets per round, as is standard in all Limit
Pot Limit Badugi:
In Tribeca’s Pot Limit Badugi, players can raise any amount at any
stage, ranging from the minimum bet (i.e., the big blind amount) up
to how much is already in the pot. E.g., if the pot is comprised of
the small blind($2), the big blind ($4), and one caller ($4), then the
next active player can bet any amount from $4 up to the total value
of the current pot (on top of his initial call), in this case, the maximum
bet would be $18: ($2 + $4 + $4 + $4).
All bettors can raise the pot by the total value of the current pot
as it stands when it is their turn to act. So in Pot Limit Badugi at
Tribeca, there is no limit to the amount of betting allowed on any particular
round, as opposed to it being capped in the Limit version.
Half Pot Limit Badugi:
In Tribeca’s version, the same rules apply to Half Pot Limit Badugi
as they do to Pot Limit Badugi. The only exception is that the maximum
a player can raise is the value of half the current pot; e.g., if the
pot is comprised of the small blind ($2), the big blind ($4), one caller
($4), the next player to act can bet any amount from $4 up to a maximum
of $11: ($2 + $4 + $4 + $4 /2) = 7, so it would be a call of $4 and
a raise of $7, making a total bet of $11. So in this case, the player
can bet any amount from $4 to $11.
How to Play Badugi:
Each player at a Tribeca Badugi table is dealt 4 cards, after which
the first betting round ensues, based on the strength of each player’s
initial 4 cards. The betting amounts will depend on which variation
of Badugi you are playing, Limit, Pot Limit, or Half Pot Limit.
- First bet round: In this round,
the first player to act is the first participating player clockwise
from the big blind, as in other Tribeca games. The player may fold,
call, or raise. Each player in clockwise order is asked to bet (call,
raise, fold, or check). Once everyone has had their turn and all bets
are matched, you move on to the first draw.
First draw round: In Tribeca’s Badugi,
players are offered the opportunity to draw zero to four cards, clockwise
from the first participating seat to the left of the dealer button.
Players select which cards to keep and which to replace through a
draw. Drawing zero cards is known as “Standing Pat.”
- Second bet round: Once players have completed
their first draws, the second betting round is held, similar to other
Tribeca online poker games. Again, the bet increment uses the low
Second draw round:
Same as first draw round.
- Third bet round: Same as
second bet round, only exception is that on this round, the high stake
is used for the betting increment.
Third draw round:
Same as second draw round, applying reshuffle of discards as is necessary.
- Final bet round: In Tribeca
Tables Badugi, the final betting round follows the same rules, using
the high stake and leads to a showdown if more than one player remains
It’s time to show your hand and see who won. The winning player
scoops the pot! Tribeca’s Badugi showdown rules follow those of Hold’em.
In brief, the player whose last bet is called, if there is one, shows
cards first. If there is no last aggressor, showdown begins from the
first participant holding cards, clockwise from the dealer button. As
hands are shown, players with losing hands may muck or show, similar
to Hold’em options.
Once the showdown is complete, the winner is announced and awarded
the pot. We’ve got our fingers crossed, hoping that Badugi player will
be you! Good luck, Tribeca Badugi players, may the lowest hand win!
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Badugi Hand Values:
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Other Points to note:
- Side pots are accumulated and awarded just
as they are in all other Tribeca games.
- Make sure you never forget that, in Tribeca
Badugi, the lowest hand wins!!
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Where can I play online Badugi:
At any of the poker brands in the Tribeca
Tables Poker Network.