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Shockwave Video Poker - Rules & Strategy

Shockwave Video Poker is a unique style of Jacks or Better video poker. There are two different modes of play – normal and Shockwave. The normal mode is exactly what it sounds like – normal Jacks or Better play. It accounts for well over 90 percent of play. The game operates in normal mode until a four-of-a-kind hit. It then enters “Shockwave” mode for ten plays or until another four-of-a-kind occurs, whichever happens first. And here is where it gets exciting.

By
Jerry Stich
June 25, 2018

The Value of Practice in Video Poker Play

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer once quipped, “It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.” There is a whole lot of truth to what he said. Practice is important in developing and honing any skill.

The greats in sports have rigorous practice sessions. Tennis great Ivan Lendl once said, “If I don’t practice the way I should, then I won’t play the way I know I can.” Another tennis star, Andre Agassi, is quoted as saying, “If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.”

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Jerry Stich
June 18, 2018

Playing Ultimate X Video Poker: Rules & Strategy

Those who play video poker with any regularity generally have one or two favorite games they play. It may be some of my favorites such as Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, or Double Bonus Poker – games which have a high payback and low variance. Others prefer a bit higher risk, if it gives them a shot at more “jackpot” sized payoffs – such as Double-Double Bonus Poker. Still others – usually those who don’t play very regularly – will try any game they come across and try to get lucky.

By
Jerry Stich
May 6, 2018

How to Get a Straight at Video Poker?

Let's have a little straight talk about straights - specifically, one-card draws that attempt to complete straights in video poker.

Not all straight draws are created equal. Some draws are on the inside. Some are outside, or open-ended. That makes a difference in video poker strategy as we chase the 4-for-1 payoffs straights bring on most video poker games that don't have wild cards.

By
John Grochowski
March 25, 2018

From Blackjack to Video Poker

I’ve focused on my career as a semi-professional blackjack card counter, but was fortunate to get involved with video poker when I did because there were so many great opportunities available to smart players.
By
Henry Tamburin Ph.D
March 11, 2018

All You Need to Know About Quick Quads Video Poker

When you save three of a kind and hope for a four of a kind – and don’t get it – do you ever notice how often the two drawn cards total the same as the three you saved? Wouldn’t it be nice if these hands also counted as a winning four of a kind? If you would like that to happen, consider Quick Quads.
By
Jerry Stich
March 7, 2018