# Three Card Poker

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## Mathematics of Poker (Part 1)

In casual play, the right to deal a hand typically rotates among the players and is marked by a token called a dealer button or buck. In a casino , a house dealer handles the cards for each hand, but the button typically a white plastic disk is rotated clockwise among the players to indicate a nominal dealer to determine the order of betting.

The cards are dealt clockwise around the poker table , one at a time. One or more players are usually required to make forced bets , usually either an ante or a blind bet sometimes both. The dealer shuffles the cards, the player on the chair to his or her right cuts , and the dealer deals the appropriate number of cards to the players one at a time, beginning with the player to his or her left.

Cards may be dealt either face-up or face-down, depending on the variant of poker being played. After the initial deal, the first of what may be several betting rounds begins. Between rounds, the players' hands develop in some way, often by being dealt additional cards or replacing cards previously dealt. At the end of each round, all bets are gathered into the central pot.

At any time during a betting round, if one player bets, no opponents choose to call match the bet, and all opponents instead fold , the hand ends immediately, the bettor is awarded the pot, no cards are required to be shown, and the next hand begins. This is what makes bluffing possible. Bluffing is a primary feature of poker, one that distinguishes it from other vying games and from other games that make use of poker hand rankings.

At the end of the last betting round, if more than one player remains, there is a showdown , in which the players reveal their previously hidden cards and evaluate their hands.

The player with the best hand according to the poker variant being played wins the pot. A poker hand comprises five cards; in variants where a player has more than five cards available to them, only the best five-card combination counts. Poker variations are played where a "high hand" or a "low hand" may be the best desired hand. In other words, when playing a poker variant with "low poker" the best hand is one that contains the lowest cards and it can get further complicated by including or not including flushes and straights etc.

So while the "majority" of poker game variations are played "high hand", where the best high "straight, flush etc. To summarize, there can be variations that are "high poker", "low poker", and "high low split". In the case of "high low split" the pot is divided among the best high hand and low hand.

Poker has many variations , [1] all following a similar pattern of play [2] and generally using the same hand ranking hierarchy. There are four main families of variants, largely grouped by the protocol of card-dealing and betting:. There are several methods for defining the structure of betting during a hand of poker.

The three most common structures are known as "fixed-limit," "pot-limit," and "no-limit. For instance, if the required bet is X, an initial bettor may only bet X; if a player wishes to raise a bet, they may only raise by X. In pot-limit poker, a player may bet or raise any amount up to the size of the pot. When calculating the maximum raise allowed, all previous bets and calls, including the intending raiser's call, are first added to the pot.

The raiser may then raise the previous bet by the full amount of the pot. In no-limit poker, a player may wager their entire betting stack at any point that they are allowed to make a bet. In all games, if a player does not have enough betting chips to fully match a bet, they may go "all-in," allowing them to show down their hand for the amount of chips they have remaining.

Other games that use poker hand rankings may likewise be referred to as poker. Video poker is a single-player video game that functions much like a slot machine ; most video poker machines play draw poker, where the player bets, a hand is dealt, and the player can discard and replace cards. Payout is dependent on the hand resulting after the draw and the player's initial bet. Strip poker is a traditional poker variation where players remove clothing when they lose bets.

Since it depends only on the basic mechanic of betting in rounds, strip poker can be played with any form of poker; however, it is usually based on simple variants with few betting rounds, like five card draw. Another game with the poker name, but with a vastly different mode of play, is called Acey-Deucey or Red Dog poker. This game is more similar to Blackjack in its layout and betting; each player bets against the house, and then is dealt two cards.

For the player to win, the third card dealt after an opportunity to raise the bet must have a value in-between the first two. Payout is based on the odds that this is possible, based on the difference in values of the first two cards. Other poker-like games played at casinos against the house include three card poker and pai gow poker. In a January article [3] published in Science , a group of researchers mostly from the University of Alberta announced that they "essentially weakly solved" heads-up limit Texas hold 'em with their development of their Cepheus poker bot.

The authors claimed that Cepheus would lose at most 0. Less autonomous poker programs exist whose primary purpose is not to play poker by themselves, but is instead to calculate the odds of certain hand outcomes. For example, one might input a hand which contains three 7s and two unrelated low cards, the program in question would then return that holding just the 7s results in a Your personal vibration is your greatest resource and more vital than money, time or even physical energy.

Everything is second to your vibration. From a low vibration of fear, worry or overwhelm, life is difficult and relationships are challenging. Scarcity is often the norm and we spend our lives just trying to get by and survive.

War, poverty and disease are low vibratory effects. This is the current collective vibration of the world, but this is not how we are intended to live.

From a high vibration of love, life takes on an effortless flow, relationships are harmonic and abundance streams with ease. World liberation is realized as the collective vibration of humanity resonates with love and harmony. No matter what expression you choose by way of your gifts, talents and preferences, your core mission is to wake up, connect to the source of who you really are — and raise your personal vibration, and as a result, you will fulfill your essential role in raising the collective vibration.

Ultimately, you will experience a new more enlightened world. You are not changing the world or saving anybody. You are only changing you, and saving yourself. When enough of us vibrate on the level of love, a threshold will be met, and just like the hundred monkey experiment, the world will experience exponential growth, heightened consciousness and global awakening.

You only need to do your part, and I only need to do mine. This is the whole point. If you were to make your vibration the most important part of every day, your entire life would change, and you would gain the ability to consciously begin to create the life you most desire. Raising your vibration is easy to do once you fully understand the conscious process. Vibration is influenced by thought, but most of the time this is done at an unconscious level so we have no control over our vibration.

Imagine how you can positively influence vibration with positive intentions. This means that as your thoughts become more life affirming and encouraging in nature, your life will respond. You can take charge of your vibration and even the vibration of the world around you by being responsible with your mental energy, so if you want to raise your vibration, you must raise your thoughts.

The more you consciously take charge of your thoughts, the more your vibration will rise. Your mind is like a quantum computer but if you are not consciously running the computer, it is programmed and run by external forces — be that family, society, government, authority figures or media.

You take back your power by taking back the control panel in your head. If you want to create a better life and a better world, there is no getting around it — first, you must create better thoughts. As the thinker of your thoughts, you have the power to master your life, and be the change you want to see in the world. When you want to know the quality or vibration of a thought, just notice how that thought makes you feel — the way in which you feel is always a tell-tale sign of your vibration.

If a thought provokes constricting emotions like fear or frustration, you are going in the wrong direction. If a thought provokes expansive emotions like love, peace or compassion, you are going in the right direction. Depression or fear is on the low spectrum of vibration while joy and love is on the high spectrum of vibration. The one thing to remember is that negative thoughts and emotions produce low vibrations, whilepositive thoughts and emotions produce high vibrations.

In order to raise your vibration, it is important to understand that your natural vibration is the high vibration of love, and if you were to let go of everything that keeps your vibration suppressed, your energetic frequency would effortlessly rise up, like releasing a cork that is held under water you would rise to the top. The most common issue that keeps vibration low is focusing on what we do not want; consciously and unconsciously imagining negative outcomes and undesirable experiences, this includes past, present and future.

When a problem, or even a potential problem, arises, it is human nature to focus on the problem, but our vibration cannot be any higher than the source of our focus. Or, maybe we choose to fight against the problem, but this also leads in the wrong direction, because whatever we fight against, we give energy to, thereby lowering our vibration to match that which we are fighting against.

If you desire peace but you are fighting against war, you are aligned with war and you will vibrate at the level of war. If you want peace, be peaceful. If you want love, be loving. The good news is, at any moment you can become responsible for how you feel and how you vibrate and you can raise your mental and emotional energy to a vibrational point where problems become a vibrational match for solutions.

Once again, if you want to raise your vibe, it is essential to Master Your Thoughts, but there are some more pivotal pieces to the puzzle. As you take inspired steps to raise your vibration, it is important to be patient and kind with yourself. Since beliefs are conditioned thoughts, every belief has a corresponding vibration. This means that you can raise your vibration by releasing disempowering beliefs, such as victimhood and powerlessness and embracing empowering beliefs.

The more you believe in your ability to consciously create, and the more you believe that the Universe unconditionally supports you, the higher your vibe will elevate. It is important to practice the beliefs that will take you where you want to go.

As you reclaim your worth and you stop asking the outside world to prove that you are worthy, your vibration will naturally rise, and you will discover that your worth is guaranteed and inherent. Not only do you not have to do anything to prove your worthiness, trying to prove it, keeps you from it — as you cannot prove that which you are.

As you stop sacrificing or compromising yourself in order to get your emotional needs met, your vibration will naturally rise. Meet your own emotional needs: Give yourself full approval to live your life like you really want to live it! In order to be a Consciousness Shifter, you must take full responsibility for your life and every experience in it. This means that nothing is happening to you, and everything is a reflection of you or a complement to you.

As long as you blame the world for your woes, you are powerless to create and you keep your vibe low. Conversely, as you take more and more conscious responsibility for your life, your vibration will naturally rise.

Every time you negatively react to reality, be that a person, place or experience, you give your power away and you lower your vibration to match that which you are reacting to. The trick is to stop taking things personally — and to drop your version of the story that caused you to react.

It is just a story and no stories are true unless we make them true. You are a beautiful evolving being and more often than not, evolution is a death and re-birthing process — the death of who you are not and the re-birth of who you really are. This means that it is necessary to surrender whatever no longer serves you or supports your highest good. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Yes, drama is entertaining to participate in and to gossip about, but it is not worth the cost of your vibration. Drama requires low vibration thoughts, emotions and beliefs, which get acted out in a dramatization.

Who cares who did what to who? It is just not worth it — forgive, forget, move on. Become the abundant individual you deserve to be, by simply learning to consciously raise your vibration. If you focus on the problem, you are sustaining a state of destruction this is why if feels so bad. If you refocus your energy and attention on what you do want, you have aligned with the solution which exists on a higher vibration.

Once you are aligned with the solution, your inspired action will result in exponential results. This is the act of conscious creation. Go with the flow, stop criticizing and allow everyone to be who they are. Every time you judge or criticize yourself or others, you stifle your vibration. Judgment and criticism are vibration suppressers, even if they are offered with good intentions.

As you practice allowance, for yourself and others, your vibration will naturally rise. Lucky for us, there are many bridges that allow us quick access to increased vibration, such as forgiveness, gratitude and letting go. The bridge of forgiveness can take you from shame to relief. The bridge of gratitude can take you from fear to love.

The bridge of letting go can take you from overwhelm to peace. This powerful combination of energetic tools allows us to heal ourselves and rise up to be rightfully whole.

Your body is an amazing navigational device and it will let you know exactly where you are vibrating.