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Hole-Carding Three Card Poker, Lesson #3: Table Tactics


If you’ve made it this far, then you are interested in learning some of the details about how hole-carding Three Card Poker works in practice. In this video I cover the “spotter,” the “big player,” playing blind, playing as friends in a group, signaling and tells. I finish by talking about some of my personal experiences hole-carding this game.

If you have not yet watched the first two episodes, please consider getting this background before watching this episode, otherwise, enjoy!

Lesson #1 — The Basics

https://youtu.be/2b5DmOl4Inw

Lesson #2 — Simple is not Easy

https://youtu.be/mo6jxKXpAT4

Hole Carding Three Card Poker, Lesson #2: Simple is Not Easy


Hole-carding three card poker may seem like the easy way to riches for the worn out and exhausted blackjack card counter looking for a new method. In my previous video (Lesson #1), I made the case that it was easy to beat 3CP and get a huge 3.48% edge over the house by exploiting the fairly common case of finding a sloppy dealer. In this video, I pop this bubble by exposing the harsh reality of everything that can go very wrong.

Lesson #1 here: https://youtu.be/2b5DmOl4Inw

Hole-Carding Three Card Poker, Lesson #1: The Basics


Hole-carding means finding the value of a card that you were not meant to know during the normal course of a casino game. For example, the dealer’s down card in blackjack, or the first Player card in baccarat. But this method has found it’s most frequent use in modern proprietary games, like Three Card Poker.

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