About Duplicate Poker


About Duplicate Poker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (wikipedia.org)

Duplicate poker is a variant of the card game poker. Duplicate poker is based on the principles of duplicate bridge, but it also incorporates some of the rules of pot limit and no limit Texas hold’em.

As a skill-based game, it is legal in the U.S.

While the game is more conducive to an automated online format because of pre-set decks and the scoring mechanic, duplicate poker has also been played in a live format. The first duplicate poker tournament was held in April 2007 at the Cherokee Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Duplicate poker versus standard poker

Duplicate poker is a skill-based game in which there are two or more tables, each consisting of the same number of players. Each table uses hands dealt from an identically sequenced deck of cards. Each player holds the same hand as the person seated in identical seats at the other tables.

The principal difference from playing standard poker is duplicate poker’s measure of results, which are between players sitting at corresponding seats at other tables. Player performance is measured relatively to other players sitting in their parallel seat. The object of duplicate poker is to win more chips than your opponents sitting in corresponding seats at other tables. The winner is the player who has accumulated the best total difference in chips vs. the players in the same seat at the other tables. Conceivably, even a player who loses chips overall can win at the game if that player loses fewer chips than his opponents.

Duplicate Poker Nation’s Cup

The first duplicate poker tournament is the International Federation of Poker’s “Duplicate Poker Nation’s Cup”,. From around the world 72 players make up 12 national teams with the isolation of the London Eye pods, ensuring that no information can be shared between tables. Those national teams are USA, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Denmark, Japan, Ireland, Holland, Australia, plus a team from Zynga.

Courtesy of wikipedia.org

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