Part 2: Pai Gow Strategy
Back = 5 card hand
Front = 2 card hand
NO PAIR: Use the highest card in the back and second and third
highest in front
ONE PAIR: Place pair in back, highest other two cards in front.
Big Pair is Jack thru Ace: Place small in front.
Big Pair is 7's thru 10's: Place both pairs in back if you can put Ace in front.
Big Pair is 2's thru 6's: Place both pairs in back if you can put King in front; otherwise split
THREE PAIR: Place big pair in front.
THREE OF A KIND:
Aces: Place an Ace and next highest card in front.
Kings and Below: Place three of a kind in back; two highest cards in front.
TWO SETS: Place pair from higher set in front.
STRAIGHT; FLUSH; STRAIGHT FLUSH:
With No Pair: Place two highest cards in front that leave a complete hand in back.
With One Pair: Place two highest cards possible (pair or no pair) in front that leave a complete hand in back.
With Two Pair: Use two pair strategy.
With Three of a Kind: Place complete hand in back, pair in front.
FULL HOUSE: Put pair in front.
FOUR OF A KIND:
Jacks thru Aces: Always split.
7's thru 10's: Place four of a kind in back if you can put Ace or King in front; otherwise split
6's or Below: Never split.
With a Pair: Play four of a kind in back; pair in front.
With Three of a Kind: Put highest pair in front; full house in back.
FIVE ACES: Place pair of Aces in front.
That is the basic strategy for the game.
Until next time,
"Luck comes and goes...Knowledge stays forever."