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In Six Plus Hold’em, also known as “Short Deck”, the amount of cards in the game is reduced and the hand ranking adjusted. The cards 2 to 5 are removed making it a 36-card deck, that leads to a whole new dynamic with more action guaranteed. Therefore the amount of starting hands in Six Plus Holdem is reduced to 630 possible starting hands, making it about 53% less than in Texas Hold’em.
New Hand Ranking
In Six Plus Hold’em, a Flush beats a Full House, because it is mathematically more difficult to hit, but still has to consist of 5 cards of the same suit. As in regular Hold’em an ace can play high or low and even connect with the 6, which is now the lowest card in the deck. On A-6-7-8-9 the ace is basically the 5, making you a low straight.
Tom Dwan Explains Shortdeck Holdem
What you need to know
The Rules of the Game are the same as in No-Limit Hold’em, but the hand ranking is slightly different. It’s played with ante’s instead of blinds, of which each player has to post one before the flop and the BTN post an additional ante. This and a few other factors make the game play bigger than the value of the ante compared to NLH stakes. In short – A high variance game that attracts action players!
In late summer 2018, when Six Plus Hold’em was still in its infancy, we realized it was a game with a lot of potential and decided to dedicate time to study and master the game. With the lack of strategy content and resources there were at the time we started creating some of our own. We developed our own equity simulator to get a deeper understanding of the game and at this point thought there must be many more players out there like us, who really love this game. We decided to create a website and community focused solely on 6+.
It has been our goal since the start, to be the premier website and community for everything 6+ related and offer our players great and trustworthy deals with the softest games.