Painted poker: what is it and how to play it?

Painted poker - not a very popular format of the game, which was especially known among residents of the post-Soviet space. Now there are many different types of painted poker that appeared in different countries of the USSR. In this article we will tell you how painted poker attracts players. 

Why is poker called "painted"?

In general, there is another popular name for this poker - poker 36 cards... But most often it is still called Russian painted poker. The name, as you might have guessed, came from the fact that during the game you have to write down the bets and the points earned all the time. As a result, it turns out that each distribution is painted on a sheet.

painted poker

The Russians called this variation of poker because it was born in the USSR. You will not find general rules with the classic Texas Hold'em... Jokers can be used in the game.

In the Soviet Union, almost everyone played painted poker: it was played in schools, universities, in courtyards, in factories. But after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the popularity of the game fell. And only at the beginning of the 21st century, interest in this format of the game increased again. And now you can start playing painted poker on the Internet.

How to play Russian painted poker?

The rules of the game are not particularly difficult. Even children have played this format, so it will be easy for you to understand the features of this format. Note that before the start of the game, the poker players themselves decided some of the features of the hands. Whether trump cards or jokers will be used, for example.

To play painted poker, you can take a regular fool deck. Any two cards can be assigned as jokers. Or you can deviate from the canons and take a deck of 54 cards. 

How is the distribution going?

To determine the dealer, players blindly draw on the card. The one who received the highest card moves to this position.

Each player receives one card clockwise. After that, the trump suit is determined (a random card drawn from the deck). If the players drew a joker, then there will be no trump card in the game.

joker painted poker

Then the players take turns choosing the number of tricks they are willing to bet. Each of the players can receive any number of bribes. Except for the dealer. He takes in his hands so many tricks that their number is not equal to the sum of the cards in the hands of poker players. 

As soon as the bets are placed, the drawing of the winners begins:

  • The player to the left of the dealer places one card on the table. The rest of the players must beat it and discard an unnecessary card;
  • Each subsequent player beats the card that the previous poker player put down.

How is the winner determined?

If none of the players put a trump card on the table, then the player with the card laid out at the beginning of the game wins. If a trump or joker appears on the table, the player who has laid these cards takes the bribe.

Features of painted poker

Here are some of the nuances of the game that you should learn about right away:

  • The table can play from 2 to 10 people... The standard situation is five poker players in one hand. But this figure can vary depending on the format of the game;
  • Before starting the game, make a table, by which it will be possible to find out the number of players' bribes and points earned. Players can choose the number of points they need to earn to win;
  • Joker is a card that will make you a winner... With its help, you can discard any cards or take bribes in the distribution.

You can start playing painted poker on the Internet or just play the famous Russian poker format with your friends when you meet - the game will bring you a lot of pleasure!

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