Keith Smith Posted October 16, 2010 Report Share Posted October 16, 2010 (edited) Under US rules the dealer gets both her up card and her down card, in turn, along with the initial deal and before its the First Base player's turn to play his hand.Under European rules, the dealer deals only her up card until all the players have played their hands. Then she deals herself her second card and plays her hand.There really isn't much difference but European rules have a disadvantage and an advantage over US rules. First the disadvantage: In clumped cards the players cannot get a good "read" on the dealer's hole card because it has not yet been dealt when they must make their play. So no hole card read is possible.The Advantage: However offsetting the disadvantage is the fact that under European rules the third base player has far more control over the dealer's hand and can use his position to break the dealer.For instance: Suppose the dealer's up card is a ten. The third base player does not want to feed her another ten so he wants to stop hitting when lows are running and "feed" her a low to make her stiff.But if she has a low up card the third base player wants to feed her tens.Another advantage is in first base play the last card of the prior round can fall anywhere and the First base player must keep track of it. But in European rules the last card in the prior round ALWAYS falls to the dealer and makes the first base player's decision more convenient. I've played both rules and I really can't say I prefer one over the other. The advantages and disadvantages are slight and wash out about even in my opinion. Edited April 3, 2011 by Keith Smith Quote You can tell the winners and honest players by how many times they admit they lost not by how many times they say they won. Need Information Messenger https://m.me/beatthecasinodotcom 司奇士 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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