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Irish Poker

One of around 20 different card games you can play online, Irish Poker is a mix between Hold'em and Omaha. Players start with 4 cards up until after the flop round of betting, at which point they discard 2 cards and play the turn and river with the remaining two.

Launched in 2013 exclusively by Full Tilt Poker, Irish Poker can be played Pot Limit or No Limit with the same table sizes you'd expect in Omaha or Holdem, anywhere from HU to 6-Max and Full Ring.

Irish Poker Rules - Preflop

Preflop each player is dealt four hole cards. The Small Blind and Big Blind make forced bets and action starts left of the Big Blind.

How to Play Irish Poker - Preflop

In this hand Hero raises 8♦ J♣ 7♦ 3♦ and Big Blind calls.

Flop

On the flop three community cards are dealt. Action starts left of the Button.

How to Play Irish Poker - On the Flop

On T♣ 3♠ J♦ Hero flops two pairs, bets a little over half the pot and is called.

Discard Round

All players must choose 2 cards to discard from their hand.

How to Play Irish Poker - Discard Round

Hero discards the 8♦ and 7♦ to continue to the turn with two pairs.

Turn

On the turn one more community card is dealt. Action starts left of the Button.

How to Play Irish Poker - On the Turn

On the Q♦ turn Hero again bets slightly over half pot and is called.

River

On the river one final community card is dealt. Action starts left of the Button.

How to Play Irish Poker - On the River

On the 8♥ river villain checks and Hero checks back with four to a straight on board.

Showdown

After all betting rounds the last aggressor turns his hand face up if called. Any player with a winning hand must also show their cards to claim the pot. In this case no one bet the river so both players flip up their hands.

How to Play Texas Holdem - At Showdown

Villain reveals A♣ A♠ for one pair and Hero's hand is good.

How to Play Irish Poker - Hand Example

See the hand above played out on Full Tilt Poker.

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