Asian Poker Series
The Asian Poker series Classic, with a million dollar guaranteed purse, will take place on March 1-3, 2007 at Intercontinental, The Grand Resort Goa, one of the top casinos in India. Over two hundred players are expected to take part in the tournament and, with a $7500 buy in, could draw some of the best poker players in the world and many celebrities to capture in the event.
The Asian Poker Download Series Classic is even relying on that old stalwart, the online poker satellite, to draw more players into the event through online poker site (and tournament sponsor) casino Maharaja Club.
Perhaps the best signal about this tournament is in its leadership. The tournament director will be Thomas Kremser, the highly respected leader of the Asian Poker Series Tour.
"There's been nothing like this before in India," he confidently stated, "and it's going to be absolutely amazing.
With the stunning beauty of Goa, superb hotel and the totally exclusive nature of the tournament itself as a back drop, this will be the poker tournament of the year!"
Poker players of Asian nationality have long been a part of the history of the Asian poker game.
From Johnny Chan to Men "The Master" Nguyen to Can Kim Hua, Asian players have made their mark on the game and the Asian persuade continues to be felt in any tournament that occurs nowadays.
With the final growth of the game into the Asian continent, could we possibly be increasing the poker world by millions more and see the birth of our next great generation of Asian poker champions?
The event, called the PAPT Philippine Open is also included in Asian poker series, will take place from November 3-5 at the Airport Casino Filipino and has a $2500 No Limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament as their crowning event.
The tournament, sanctioned as well by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), is expected to draw top name celebrity and professional poker players vying for the championship of the event.
Plans are in place for this tournament to be taped for future television broadcast in Asia and shows that there is a desire by viewers on the Asian continent to see the game played on their own continent.
The Pan Asia Poker Series Tour isn't stop with this one event, however. Plans are in place for a ten stop tour schedule in 2007 that will tour the continent.
Stops are planned for Macau, the Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. If successful, this could potentially add millions of poker players into the Asian female poker community.
The country of India is also a part of the Asian Poker series package and in many ways reflects some of the thoughts of the Asian poker player
Asian Poker Games
Poker games are mostly common all over the world.
Seven Card Stud
In Seven Card Stud, players are dealt seven cards all the way through the course of the hand, but only the best five-card hand possible for each player is used to conclude the winner.
Before Asian poker games of Seven Card Stud starts, all players ante a so-called amount, for example $1 in a $10-$20 game. Each player is dealt two hidden hole cards and one exposed card.
The player with the lowest exposed card is the "bring-in", and is forced to make a wager of either a half a small bet or a full small bet (for example, either $1 or $2 in a $2/$4 game). Action continues clockwise around the table until betting is absolute for the round.
5 Card Draw
In 5 Card Draw, players are dealt five down (concealed) cards each. After the first round of betting, all remaining players are given the option of drawing (changing) one or more of their cards.
After a second round of betting, the game goes to a showdown. The player with the best high hand wins.
5 Card Draw is played with two blinds (forced bets), paid by the first two Asian poker players seated after the dealer.
Five card stud
For a five card hand to qualify for low, it cannot include cards higher than 8 or contain any pairs. Aces can be used for both high and low. When comparing low hands, the winner is the hand with the lowest high card, thus 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 is better than Ace, 2, 3, 4, 8. The best possible low hand is Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo
The player with the best five-card hand for high wins half the pot, and the player with the best hand for low win the other half. In the event that no hand qualifies for low, the best hand(s) for high wins the pot. It is an special best five-card Asian female poker game.
Omaha is a poker game derived from Texas Hold’em. Each player is dealt four cards ("hole cards"), which belong only to that player. Five community cards are dealt face-up on the "board". All players use three of the five community cards together with two of their hole cards to make the best five-card poker hand.
Asian Poker Rules
Asian Poker hands are played out in a like fashion as those in Asia (see rules link at the right). However, as a substitute of two down cards, four are dealt, follow by a betting round. A three card flop follows, with another betting round.
After that comes a one card turn card, with a betting round. Lastly a fifth waterway card and a final round of betting is the poker strategy.
At the argument, five card hands are created by using faithfully two cards from a player's hand, and exactly three cards from the board cards.
All four of a player's cards must be shown to qualify for winning a pot. If you only show two cards and discard the other two, your hand is dead and you forfeit claim to the pot. The basic poker rules of Asian Poker rules apply, except the "use two cards from your hand" prerequisite means a player cannot "play the board" like in Asian Poker Rules.
Regardless of what is on the board, without immunity players must use three cards from the board and two from their hand. Even if there are five spades on the board, you should have two spades in your hand to have a flush.
Asian High Low
Asian games are often played High/low opening, with an eight-or-better qualifier for low. Players may use two different cards from their hand to make a low, and two different hand cards to make a high, as well as three unlike board cards to make their high hand and three different ones to make their low hand.
The can also use the equal three card/two card combination to make both their high and low hands.
Asian Poker Cards
The Asian Poker Cards Speak rule applies. If a poker player mistakenly in words declares an incorrect value of a hand, it does not matter what the player says. The casino dealer should read what the actual value of a player's hand is. -- Steve Badger
Reading a Low Hand
Low hands range from the worst possible low hand, 87354, to the best possible low53321. The simplest way to judge the best low hand promising in any given hand is the read the hands as a number, whichever number is lower wins: 76533 beats 74321. See prologue to Asian for more on reading low hands.