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What Is Indian Teen Patti and How Do You Play It?

Diesen Artickel einschätzen Teen patti is a card game from India, and considering its popularity, you might have encountered and even thought of playing it. It's actually a pretty simple game, and here's how you can play it: Mann Spiele - What Is Indian Teen Patti and How Do You Play It?

Teen patti is a card game of Indian origin that has since become popular all throughout Asia and has even inspired a Hindi-language film. The English translation of its name is “three card”, although it is also variously known as “flush” or “flash” in the English-speaking world. It bears a number of similarities to Western poker, though it was initially inspired by the English game of three-card brag.

With the advent of online gambling, teen patti has begun to achieve popularity outside of its traditional realm of influence, with more and more players from all across the world interested in trying it out. Although it is reminiscent of poker, Indian teen patti rules do differ in quite significant ways, so we advise reading through the following introduction to the game before you begin playing.

Cards involved in Teen Patti

How to play teen patti

The game begins by selecting a dealer at random, who will deal three cards clockwise to each player. The cards remain face down at this point. The “boot” is the entry fee for each round and is collected either from each person or from just one person (the identity of which rotates) at the beginning of every round.

The boot will then comprise the “chaal”, which is the minimum bet required to stay in the game. If a player does not wish to meet the chaal, they can fold their hand and they are out. If they do, they must meet the chaal. What’s more, all players are “blind” at the beginning of the game, meaning they have not looked at their cards. If they do so, they will become “seen” and must bet at least double (but not more than four times) the chaal in all subsequent bets in the round.

The round ends when all players but one have folded, thus making them the winner, or when two players are remaining and one of them – who must be seen – pays for a “show”. A seen player must pay twice the chaal of another seen player, or four times the chaal of a blind player, to trigger a show. At this point the cards are then revealed and the winner declared.

Ranking of hands

The ranking system for teen patti is similar to poker, but not quite the same. Here is a rundown of the various hands available, in order of their strength:

- Trio. Three cards of the same value.
- Pure sequence. Three consecutive cards of the same suit.
- Sequence. Three consecutive cards of any suits.
- Color. Three cards of the same suit, but any value.
- Double. Two cards of the same value.
- High card. The highest card in the hand, with ace as the highest and two as the lowest.

If the hands of the two remaining players are of equal strength, the plot is split equally between them, regardless of who requested the show.

While teen patti is quite like poker in many respects, it has several key differences which make it a uniquely engaging game in its own right.

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