There’s been a lot of action around the PartyPoker platform in recent months, with more recent news including the beginning of its Team Online, featuring various pros. However, there’s even more news from the platform, with the introduction of Shortdeck Hold’em poker to its range of offerings. The brand has simply gone with the name of ‘Shortdeck’ for this new arrival.
So, does that tickle your senses? Because its live now at the PartyPoker platform, so you can already access it and enjoy all of the features. In fact, Shortdeck exists as one of the most popular variations of the game, having been available at multiple other sites prior to arriving at PartyPoker.
If you’ve never played it before, then it’s important to know what Shortdeck is all about. Basically, the game is just about the same as Texas Hold’em, but with all the lower cards (2, 3, 4, 5) removed from the deck. Therefore, the standard 52-card version of the game has just been reduced to a total of 36 cards. A tweak to the rules also means that flushes beat out full houses. The Ace cards still function as such, being both high and low in poker gameplay.
The PokerStars platform has a variation of this, which goes by the name of 6-plus Hold’em, which was launched in January of this year.
Another Step in the Right Direction for PartyPoker
With the introduction of Shortdeck poker to the platform, PartyPoker is certainly taking steps towards an even more engaging site. Shortdeck is playable in four cash game formats, those being 2-Max, 6-Max, 8-Max and 9-Max.
Speaking of the introduction of this new variation to PartyPoker, a member of the Team there Timofey Kuznetsov, spoke glowingly of the game. Having got the opportunity to participate in the game in Jeju, South Korea, he said that Shortdeck “is the most action-packed poker game” available today. He made mention of the fact that there’s no waiting around and folding. Instead, you’re able to play with half of the cards dealt, whilst still being in a cash game and things turning out perfectly.
Some people have commented on the wait periods that standard poker can bring with it, which can sometimes make it a bit of a boring game. Fortunately, that wait time is nixed with Shortdeck poker. “I’m a big fan of the format”, said Kuznetsov, before commenting on being eager to play it at the PartyPoker website.
This version of poker is played with blinds and an ante as well, making for an enticing game from the get-go. No doubt, this makes shortdeck quite the compelling variation of Texas Hold’em to play, especially considering that there are fewer cards in action.