Rules Of Playing Three-Card Hold’em

Three card Hold’em is a variant of Texas Hold’em, which can be played on any poker online site. Only three community cards are used in the game and players have to play the game against the dealer. Here are the rules for playing the game.

Starting The Game

Each player playing the game has to place ante bet, Players also have the option to play the optional or side bets, which include straight or up bet and pair or suited bet.

Side Bets

People can use any of the side bets but this can increase the chance of losing the game. It is so because the house edge will be increased against the player who is placing side bets.

Dealing The Cards

After the placement of ante, and placing of the side bet, each player receives two cards with face down. Three cards are placed at the center of the table. These three cards are known as community cards. The dealer and the players have the option to use one of the three cards to make the hand. One of these community cards is face up while the other two are face down.

Rankings Of Hands

After the dealing of the cards is completed, players need to think about whether they have to play or not. The hands have to be made with two hole cards and one community card and the and rankings are as follows

Straight Flush

The cards should be in sequence and must belong to a single suit.

Three Of A Kind

In this type of hand, a player must have three cards of the same rank.


The cards must be in sequence but they can belong to any suit.


In this hand, all the cards must belong to a single suit but they should not be in sequence.

One Pair

In this hand, two cards must be of the same rank and the third card can be of any rank.

High Card

In this hand, a player must have a card of the highest rank.

Raising Or Checking

After the dealing of the card, players have to think whether they will check or raise the hand or fold and leave the game. If a player opts for folding the cards, he has to leave his ante bet that he has placed at the start of the game. If a player opts for raising the bet, the bet should be equal to his ante bet.

Third Community Card

After the exposure of the third community card, the game comes to an end and the dealer has to compare his hand with the hands of other players.

Comparison Of Hands

If the hand of the dealer is better than that of the player, the dealer wins the game else the player wins. In the case of a tie, the ante and return bets have to be returned.

Wrapping Up

These are the rules of 3 card Hold’em which people can play in any poker online site. People must be familiar with the hand ranking and betting so that the game can be played easily.