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Playing Tens or Better Video Poker
Tens or Better Poker is a standard video poker.
There are no wild cards and the maximum payout is 4,000 coins.
Winning hands in Tens or Better poker
This is a combination of the following cards of the same suit: A, K, Q, J and 10.
This is a combination of five cards of the same suit in sequence.
Four of a Kind
This is a combination of four cards of the same denomination.
This is a combination of three cards of the same denomination, and two cards of another denomination.
This is a combination of five cards of the same suit.
This is a combination of five cards of any denomination in sequence.
Three of a Kind
This is a combination of three cards of the same denomination, and any two other cards.
This is a combination of two pairs and any other card.
Tens or Better
This is a combination of either a pair of 10's, Jacks, Queens, Kings or Aces, and three unmatched cards.
Strategy for playing Tens or Better video poker
Same strategy as Jacks Or Better where 10 is now a high card. Here is a solid Jacks or Better strategy.
Keep any hand that already pays. Possible exceptions, by potential value, are:
Hold four card Royal Flushes to make Straights or Flushes.
Four card straight flushes, inside or outside.
High card Pairs rank here.
Three card Royal Flushes.
Four card Flushes.
Low Pairs rank here, trying to build Three Of A Kind.
Four card Flushes.
Four card Straights. Hold inside Straights only if you've got three or more high cards (J, Q, K, A).
If you've got nothing worth money, here's a general strategy, in order of preference:
Keep any two suited high cards. Discard unsuited high cards.
Four mixed-suit high cards:
-keep any three suited, toss the unsuited.
-otherwise, keep them all.
Three unsuited high cards:
-keep all three of K-Q-J.
-with A-K-J or A-Q-J, discard the A.
Keep any two unsuited high cards.
Keep any single high card.
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