If you are a Texas Hold'em addict, do not wait to try the newest PokerStars game format : Split Hold'em.
Split Hold'em : What is it ?
If you know well how to play Texas Hold'em, the rules of Split Hold'em are really easy to learn and th game is very similar. The only difference is that the community cards are split in two seperate boards.
To start playing Split Hold'em, you have to choose the game you want to play with a stake and the room will find a seat for you (you can be placed on a waiting list if there are no seat immediatly available).
The rules of Split Hold'em
In Traditional Texas Hold'em :
- players are each dealt two private cards ("hole cards")
- all players use these shared community cards in conjunction with their own hole cards
- all players try to make their best possible five-card poker hand.
In Split Hold'em :
- players are each dealt two private cards too
- two completely different boards are dealt simultaneously → two flops, two turns, two rivers
- the winner of each board receiving half the pot
- one player can win the entire pot by holding the best hand for each board (or if all other players fold).
NB : You have to play a minimum number of hands before siting out or leaving without incurring a time penalty. Time penalties are in place to stop players who are attempting seat selection by repeatdly joining and leaving a lot of tables.