How to Play Teen Patti? General Rules Expert Playing

You and your friends are having a good time and they think of playing something fun. The word Teen Patti pops up and everyone gets excited about it except you. You get confused and ask about how to play Teen Patti. You feel small, knowing you are the only one who doesn’t know how to play the game.

Don’t get too sad, even I went through the same feeling a few years back but not now. So, it is time for you to discover the game rules and become an expert in playing it. But first, you should know what the game is about.

What is Teen Patti?

What is Teen Patti

It is a gambling card game. Even though it is a product of India, it is played all over South Asia. The game has been greatly influenced by Poker and sometimes is known by the names ‘flush’ or ‘flash’ too. This game revolves around bluffing to win.

Also given the name Indian Poker, it is played with a deck of 52 cards, ruling out jokers. It is played among 3 to 6 players. The players are given 3 cards each, and whichever has the highest hand wins.

Terms to Remember

If you come across these terms while playing the game for the first time then you might want to read them through.

  • Dealer- This person distributes the cards to the players.
  • Call- It means that the person is willing to continue playing but decides not to raise his bet.
  • Raise- It means deciding to raise the bet, it comes with the chances of losing or winning more than the first bet.
  • Hand- The cards are called hands. The person with the highest value cards wins.
  • Fold- If you feel your hands have a chance of losing, you can give up.
  • Blind- In this, the player cannot look at their cards while placing their bet.
  • Seen- It is the opposite of blind. You see your cards before placing your bet.

How to play Teen Patti?

How to Play Teen Patti

Now, it is time to reveal the answer to the question of how to play Teen Patti. The next game will surely be in your favor and who knows you might even win the game and shock your friends! Here are a few steps you need to keep in mind while playing the game. Once you know them, winning is a near possibility.

Step 1: Select the Dealer

You might have guessed what this person’s job might be. Dealers are your coordinators of the game. They shuffle the cards distribute them to the players and decide the final result of the game. Whoever has drawn the highest cards, gets to become the dealer.

Step 2: Placing Bet

Being a gambling game, of course, the players have to bet on money. In this, the betting starts with the player sitting on the left side of the dealer. The amount put is known as the ante. Every player then places an equal amount in a pot which is kept in the middle. 

Step 3: The game is always played in a clockwise direction from the dealer. There are three things that a player can do.

. They can either call, which includes continuing in the game without raising the bet. You can            

   choose this option to be on the safer side. 

. They can raise, which means increasing the bet. This means they will add more cash to the       

   pot, which includes a high risk.

. They can fold the cards, which means they will lose the bet they placed in the pot.

Step 4: After betting, players can either choose seen or unseen. This means, the player can either decide to look at their cards before deciding their bets or decide to not look at their cards. However, they do have to place the bet, which is half of the ‘’seen’’ player.

Step 5: If by chance the player feels they have a weak hand, they can fold their cards, without revealing them to the other players.

Step 6: The most important thing to remember here is betting. The bet is always placed first by the player sitting at the left of the dealer. They can either place a new bet or fold. Whoever remains until the end wins.

These were the simple steps on how to play Teen Patti. Now you should know the rules of the game that will ensure your win in the future. 

Rules of Teen Patti

Rules of Teen Patti

The highest-ranked cards are the Aces while the Twos are the lowest-ranked cards in the game. The players have a total of two options, they can either choose to play Blind or Seen.

  1. Playing blind means you decide to play by luck. If you feel you are sure of having good luck then you can decide between not seeing your cards. 
  2. Either you can play Seen. This means you take a look at your cards. 

The amount is raised based on these two rules, thus every player influences each other’s betting. 

What are the Betting Rules of Teen Patti?

Now before you decide to place a bet, you should learn a bit about betting. It means the players are required to have an equal amount of bets. 

First, the ante, which is also known as the ‘chaal’, is the minimum bet at the beginning of the game. This comprises the first round.

The second round depends on whether the player chooses Blind or Seen. The Blind player cannot bet more than 2 times the initial bet. The Seen player cannot bet more than 4 times the initial bet. The Blind player can become a Seen player at any point of time in the game.

Sideshow: A Compromise 

Now, Teen Patti also has a rule for sideshows. In this rule, a player can compare their cards with the other player on requesting it. The decision to either show the cards or not depends on the other player. 

However, a Blind player cannot request the sideshow. This rule works on the instincts and decision-making of the player who requests the sideshow.

The other player can only reject the request twice. They have to accept it the third time. 

If this occurs then there are two possibilities :

First- Both players secretly compare their hands and the player with the weaker hand has to fold. If it is a tie then the player who requested the sideshow has to fold. 

Second- If the compromise is denied again, the player who requested has to bet the same amount as the previous player.

Things to Keep in Mind

. The highest card is the Ace, followed by King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8 and backward. The lowest are the 2s. 

. Every player should only bet as much as they are sure to win. Don’t bet unlimited if you are unsure of winning.

Final Note

Teen Patti is all about psychology. How to play Teen Patti demands analyzing the other player and making clever moves. It is also a good way to analyze one’s decision-making power and it helps in building strong instincts and ways to solve the problem at hand as much as possible.

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