#1 2020-09-04 17:50:34

JuanWah
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How to Play Moss Poker Let’s run through the rules

I have been obsessed with a poker game recently.
It’s not No Limit Hold’em, nor is it the great game of Pot Limit Omaha.
But, like those games, it does involve both hole cards and community cards.
The name of the game.
Moss Poker.

Since high stakes regular Henrik Hecklen tweeted the rules early last year

this has been my favorite game to play with friends and family.
It’s simple, unique, exciting, and a blast for beginners and experienced poker players alike.
All you need is a deck of cards and knowledge of the poker hand rankings.
You can use chips for scoring, but a pen and paper works just as well.
Note: If you like the game, .

You may want to say thanks to its creator tournament pro Matt Moss

How to Play Moss Poker Let’s run through the rules, step-by-step, and then look at an example hand.
Step 1.

Each player is dealt 10 cards Between two and four players receive 10 cards each

There’s not much reason to look at them yet, though, .

Because first you have to… Step 2

Deal the flop The first three community cards hit the table.
Step 3.
Each player sets their hand The players arrange their 10 cards into five Texas Hold’em hands, face down, each of which will be worth a different number of points at showdown:  5-pointer (worth 5 points) 4-pointer (worth 4 points) 3-pointer (you get it) 2-pointer 1-pointer  Note that these hands can be arranged however the player wants.
For example, your 5-pointer can be your best hand, your worst hand, or anything in between.
Once the hands are locked in, it’s time to… Step 4.
Deal the turn and river The turn and river complete the board.
Step 5.
Showdown and scoring Each player flips their hole cards face up to compare versus the opposing hands.
The 5-pointers match-up against the 5-pointers, the 4-pointers against the 4-pointers, and so on.
The winner of each hand gets paid by the loser depending on how many points the hand is worth.
For example.

If you and I were playing Moss Poker heads-up

the scoring might go like this:  My 5-pointer beats your 5-pointer Your 4-pointer beats my 4-pointer My 3-pointer beats your 3-pointer Your 2-pointer beats my 2-pointer My 1-pointer beats your  1-pointer  In this example, I won 9 points and you won 6 points.
So, you’d owe me 3 points.
If we were playing for $0.50 per point, you’d owe me $1.50.  It’s up to you to decide what each point is worth — before the hand is dealt, obviously.
FYI, the maximum you can win/lose per hand in a heads-up game is 15 points.
Multiway Scoring in Moss Poker Scoring in Moss Poker is straightforward when playing heads-up.
However, if you’re playing with three or four players, you have a couple of options.

The tamer (and simpler) option: Each hand has exactly one winner

Said winner is paid by all of the other players for that hand.
For example.

If I have the best 5-pointer in a three-handed game of Moss Poker

the other two players both pay me 5 points.
Repeat for the 4-pointer, 3-pointer, and so on.
The bloodier option: You compare hands versus every other player, as if you’re playing heads-up versus each of them.
If you lose a hand to multiple players, you must pay all of those players.
For example, if I have the worst 5-pointer in a three-handed game, I pay both players 5 points.
This means that the player with the second best 5-pointer actually breaks even (I pay him 5 and he pays the winner 5).
Repeat for the 4-pointer, 3-pointer, and so on.
In the tamer version, the maximum you can lose per hand is always 15 points.
In the bloodier version, you can lose up to 30 points per hand when three-handed and up to 45 points when four-handed.

Moss Poker Example Hand Armed with a deck of cards

chips, and my phone’s camera, I’m going to play a hand of Moss Poker.
You will be my opponent, and we will be playing for 25 cents per point.
Hole Cards and Flop I’ve dealt both of us 10 cards, along with a flop.
Here’s your hand (I didn’t look until I had already set mine — I promise):  Take a moment to consider how you would set your hand.
(Remember, the flop is Q♠ T♣ 6♣.) … … … Alright, I’m going to take a stab at setting your hand so we can continue on with the example.
You can view the way I set your hand and my (undoubtedly flawed) reasoning below.
View Set Hand        5-Pointer: A♣ 3♣ | 4-Pointer: Q♥ 6♥ | 3-Pointer: 9♠ 9♦ | 2-Pointer: A♠ 8♣ | 1-Pointer 5♥ 4♥ I decided to put the A3 nut flush draw up top because it will always have equity and it can be in a dominating position versus combo draws.
Additionally, Q6 will be the best 4-pointer very frequently, but it might be dominated by a hand like 66 or QT if I put it in the 5-point spot.
That said, you could make a case for swapping these two hands -- I think it's fairly close heads-up.
I'm pretty unsure about the next three spots.
I decided to put 99 in the 3-hole, but I see an argument for putting it in the 2-pointer instead because it's more likely to win there.
Then I could either move the A8 up to the 3-point spot or move it down to the 1-pointer (where it's more likely to win).
In the latter case, I'd put the 54 in the 3-hole, essentially mucking that spot to give myself a better chance at winning the 2- and 1-pointer.
I'm very open to feedback on this set, so feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below.
Turn and River Let’s see the final community cards.
Showdown Time to flip the cards on their backs.
Here are the five match-ups:  5-pointer: Your A♣ 2♣ beats my 9♣ 7♣ 4-pointer: Your Q♥ 6♥ beats my T♥ 6♠ 3-pointer: My K♠ K♣ beats your 9♠ 9♥ 2-pointer: My 7♠ 7♥ beats your A♠ 8♣ 1-pointer: My 8♥ 4♠ ties with your 5♥ 4♥  You won 9 points to my 5.
That means I owe you 4 points.
Here are your winnings:  Nice hand.

How Would You Set This Moss Poker Hand

I will leave you with one final example to help you hone your Moss skills before taking on your friends.
Here’s your hand and the flop:  Drop a comment below with how you’d set this one.
Thanks for taking the time to learn this awesome game.
Take care.

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