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Last Updated: August 19, 2016

Full-Pay Deuces Wild Appendix 6

Introduction

Normally in full pay deuces wild video poker when the player has the choice of keeping either (1) two to a royal flush, king high, with no penalty cards, or (2) nothing, thebest play is to keep the two suited high cards. However insome situations discarding everything is the better play.For example take the following hand:

Normally in situations like this the best play is to keep the suited queen and king. However this particular play isone of the exceptions and the player should discard everything. Following is a complete list of such exceptions. The exceptions are listed first according how the first,second, and third discard in rank order are suited. The exceptions are listed second by which high card is suited with the king. Pairs of discards meeting the exception arethen listed to the right of the card suited to the king.

All Discards Suited
  • 10: none.
  • Jack: none.
  • Queen: 3/4/8.
First and Second Discards Suited
  • 10: none.
  • Jack: 3/4/5, 3/4/6.
  • Queen: 3/4/5, 3/4/6, 3/4/7, 3/5/6.
First and Third Discards Suited
  • 10: none.
  • Jack: 3/4/5.
  • Queen: 3/4/5, 3/4/6, 3/5/6.
Second and Third Discards Suited
  • 10: none.
  • Jack: 3/4/5, 3/4/6.
  • Queen: 3/4/5, 3/4/6, 3/4/7, 3/5/6.
All Discards Unsuited
  • 10: none.
  • Jack: 3/4/5.
  • Queen: 3/4/5, 3/4/6.

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