researched by Ld. Brustan de Bearul
re-redaction by H.L. Modar Neznanich
This is a 5-player Persian game that appears to be a fore-runner of some poker games.
Requires a special deck of 25 cards with 5 suits (5 cards per suit total).
[Redaction author note]
This deck can be simulated using a regular deck of cards. Use 1 (ace) to 5 of each of the regular suits, then make the fifth suit out of face cards and the joker. Such as: the King of Hearts equals the 5 of Face suit, the King of Spades equals the 4 of Face suit, the King of Diamonds equals the 3 of Face suit, the King of Clubs equals the 2 of Face suit, and the Joker equals the 1 of Face suit. (If you make a deck dedicated to this game, then the face cards can be permanently marked with a value of 1 to 5 on them.)
The cards are shuffled, and two cards are dealt to each of the five players.
Each player, in turn, starting at the dealer's left, makes a bet or drops out.
Each player remaining in the game is dealt two more cards.
The remaining players, in turn, starting at the dealer's left, makes an additional bet or drops out.
Each remaining player gets a fifth and final card.
The remaining players then bet a final time or drop out.
Those who are still in the game show their hands and the highest ranking hand wins the money bet.
The rank of hands from highest to lowest are:
Five of the same suit. (5 hearts, 5 spades, 5 face, 5 diamonds, 5 clubs)
Five of the same rank. (5 fives, 5 fours, 5 threes, 5 twos, 5 ones)
Four of the same rank. (4 fives, 4 fours, 4 threes, 4 twos, 4 ones)
Three of one rank and two of another rank. ("Full House")
Three of the same rank. (3 fives, 3 fours, 3 threes, 3 twos, 3 ones)
Two of the same rank. (2 fives, 2 fours, 2 threes, 2 twos, 2 ones)
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H.L. Modar Neznanich, CLM, CSH, CT, CCC
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