Thursday March 28, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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The newest live poker craze, the action-inducing Short-Deck Hold'em, has now become a part of everyday life in the online poker world. partypoker is the latest online poker operator to introduce Shortdeck cash games to their platform. The 36-card deck variant of old-school Hold'em is insanely popular in Asia and has become a staple among high rollers all over the world. SHORTDECK games are up and running on partypoker now.

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You knew it was only a matter of time before partypoker jumped into the ring with Short-Deck Hold'em action. Partypoker is simply calling their version: Shortdeck. Yes, SHORTDECK is now a reality on partypoker. Fire it up and you can take a seat in the most popular version of hold'em on planet Earth right now. All the cool kids are playing it. heck, they've been playing it for years, but it's finally coming to your favorite online poker site.

What is Shortdeck? Shortdeck is just like Texas Hold'em, except all the 2-3-4-5 cards have been removed from the deck. The normal 52-card deck got reduced to only 36 cards. The only tweak is that flushes beat full houses. Aces still function as an Ace, which can be both a high-card and a low-card.

Short-deck hold'em is also known as 6-plus hold'em. That's exactly what PokerStars calls their version of Shortdeck. PokerStars launched 6+ Hold'em recently and it's become super popular since its inception in late January.

Shortdeck induces action. When you have fewer cards of utter insignificance, you find yourself playing a lot looser. The pots get bigger because the hands seem juicier. Hence all the action.

You can play Shortdeck on partypoker in four different cash game formats: 2-Max, 6-Max, 8-Max and 9-Max. Heads-up must be pretty rad, even though I've yet to sample that. It seems like 6-Max would be the optimal way to play Shortdeck.

Timofey Kuznetsov, a trusted member of Team partypoker, recently binked a Short-Deck Hold'em High Roller event in Jeju, South Korea. He had glowing things to say about partypoker's newest product innovation.

"SHORTDECK is the most action-packed poker game out there!" said Timofey Kuznetsov. "Enough of boring waiting and folding, here you can play half the cards dealt in a cash game and still do just fine."

Poker can be extremely boring at times, but that's the beauty of Shortdeck because it eliminates all the boring elements. It's like all action, all the time.

Kuznetsov summed it up, "I'm a big fan of the format (my ante is posted even while writing this), and can't wait to play my first hand on partypoker. See you at the tables!"

Shortdeck is also played with blinds and an ante, so the posts are juicy before you even see your cards. partypoker described this as, "For example, at a regular $100 buy-in 6-Max Hold'em table with blinds of $0.50/$1, the pot value stands at $1.50 before any voluntary money is contributed to the pot. At an equivalent buy-in 6-Max SHORTDECK table however, this amount rises to $7."

Shortdeck with antes? A little more something to fight over. Let's gambooool it up.

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