The rules of Double Hold'em

What is Double Hold'em?

This variation is also called Double Flop Hold'em. As its name suggests, this is a poker variant similar to Texas Hold'em, but in which 2 flops, 2 turns and 2 rivers are played. If you love your action-packed poker games, Double Hold'em is sure to interest you. The preparation of a Double Hold'em game is done like a regular Hold'em game. Given the presence of both tables in this version, the main prize pool will be divided into two equal parts. Please note that if you play this variant on an online poker room, you will have to reduce your usual number of tables. If you're an online poker player who likes to play at 7-8 or 9 simultaneous tables, the presence of 2 tables at each table will require more concentration than in a regular Hold'em game. You can read more about this below, in our paragraph dealing with basic strategies

Flow of a Double Hold'em hand

The unwinding of a Double Hold'em hand is identical to classic Hold'em as far as the pre-flop action is concerned. Each player will receive 2 cards hidden, one after the other. The dealer will deal the cards clockwise, starting with the small blind. Before dealing the cards to the players, the dealer will burn (discard) the first card on the deck. A round of bids will then take place. Once the betting round is complete and if there are 2 or more players left in the hand after this step, it is time to deal the flops

Distribution of flop 1 and flop 2

It is from the flop stage (flops should we say) that the action differs from a classic Hold'em game. Rather than dealing a single flop consisting of three common face-up cards to each player, the dealer will deal 2 flops. The distribution of the 2 flops is done without waiting, one after the other. After the distribution will take place a round of bids. Players will be able to bet or raise without having to specify the flop they are interested in. They can play flop 1, 2 or both! If you're new to Double Hold'em and you're new to classic Hold'em, you'll notice that multi-way pots are much more frequent and there's a lot more action than in classic Hold'em

Turn 1 and turn 2

If necessary (if there is more than one player left in the hand after the betting following the distribution of the 2 flops), the dealer will distribute 2 turns (one for each board). After the distribution of the 2 turns, another round of bids will take place. If there is more than one player left in the game after this round of betting, the rivers will be distributed

River 1 and river 2

You guessed it, it's time to distribute the 2 rivers. After the 2 cards have been dealt, it is time for a final round of betting. If there are 2 or more players left in the hand after the bids on the river, it will be time for the kill

Slaughter process

This step is obviously different from Texas Hold'em since one has to consider two tables. As is the case in Hold'em, each player must make the best possible hand with the 7 cards at his disposal (his two private cards and the five community cards). The total jackpot is divided into two parts; the player with the best hand on draw #1 will win 50% of the jackpot and the player with the best combination on draw #2 will win the other 50% of the jackpot. If a player has the best hand on both boards, he will win both parts of the pot, and will be called "scooping" the pot! The main jackpot can also be divided into 4 or more winners depending on the situation. For example, if two players have the same straight on the number one board and two players also have the same hand on the number two board, then the main prize pool will be divided into four equal parts and each player will receive 25% of it

Strategic Considerations for Double Flop Hold'em

One of the things you should keep in mind when playing Double Hold'em is that there are many more known cards in play. Seeing two flops gives us a ton of additional information. For example, if flop number 1 is A-A-2 and flop number 2 is A-K-K and you have say A7, you are now certain that you are the only player with the three aces and therefore you don't have to worry about a better three of a kind with a hand like AJ, AQ or AK. Moreover, if you have a hand like QJ of spades on Ks-2s-4s and the second flop is As-X-X, you now know that you have the best color, since the ace of spades is visible on table number 2

It is therefore important not to simply ask what hand we have or what hand we can make on a given board, but it is important to ask what information table number 1 gives us to help us in our hand on table number 2 and what information table number 2 can give us in our hand on table number 1. Don't see the two paintings as two different hands, but as one hand

When your opponents are chasing in the hand, you will only know whether they were playing for the number board, the number 2 board, or both boards, which will give the game a special dynamic. When the jackpot is very large, make sure you have at least one nut, a nut draw or two very good hands before continuing. Despite the fact that your opponents will be able to play on two boards, in a multi-way pot where there is a lot of action, players will still tend to get hands close to the nuts. Keep in mind that most of the time you will only be playing for 50% of the pot, so you will need to adjust your pot odds accordingly