About Yukon Hold ‘em


About Yukon Hold ‘em

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Yukon hold ‘em, is a community card poker game which originated in Alaska during the 1970s and is similar to other games such as Texas hold ‘em and Omaha hold ‘em. Although still considered an “underground” card game, Yukon hold ‘em has gained popularity in the northwestern United States and Canada in recent years.

Play

First, the two players to the left of the dealer put a small and big blind, respectively, into the pot. Play then begins with each player being dealt two card face down. Betting continues as in other hold ‘em variations. Following betting, a card is “burnt” and two sets of two community cards are turned up, for a total of four cards. Players can use either of these sets in their hands, but they cannot use cards from both sets.

Following another round of betting, the top card on the deck is “burnt” and a third card, the “turn,” is dealt into each set. There are now six community cards on the table, two sets of three. There is another round of betting. After betting and burning a card, a single card, the “river,” is dealt into the community cards. This card can be used with either set of three cards and the player’s two hole cards to make the best five card hand. This is followed by a fourth betting round and showdown. Hands have the same values as in most other poker games.

Variations

Yukon hold ‘em is sometimes played without burn cards. Some also play with the river card being wild, making all other cards of that denomination wild for that hand.This game is also known as Tulsa in the south east

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