teen patti

one of the players dealing the cards. usually an agreed number of card(s) is/are picked or dealt to decide the dealer for the opening hand. the relative rankings of the cards may also decide the seating arrangement for each player

after the first/opening hand, the winner of any hand will be the dealer for the next hand

the cards are usually dealt counter-clockwise


each player is required to put up an ante into the pot before dealing the card

there is usually an ante or boot amount put on the table (the pot). this ante may be in the form of an equal amount put by each player, or a single larger amount put by one player (usually on a rotation basis)

in games where the acting dealer changes each turn, it is not uncommon for the players to agree that the dealer (or some other position relative to the dealer or the button) provides the ante for each player. this simplifies betting, but causes minor inequities if other players come and go - during such times, the player can be given a special button indicating the need to pay an ante to the pot (known as "posting") upon their return

a player who is temporarily away from his seat (i.e. for drinks or a restroom/bathroom break) and misses antes is also required to post to re-enter the game - they must pay the applicable ante to the pot for the next hand they will participate in. in this case, the amount to be posted is the amount of the ante at the time the player missed them

a blind or blind bet is usually a forced bet placed into the pot by one or more players before the deal begins, in a way that simulates bets made during play. the most common use of blinds as a betting structure calls for two blinds: the player after the dealer blinds about half of what would be a normal bet (small blind), and the next player blinds what would be a whole bet (big blind). this two-blind structure, sometimes with antes, is the dominating structure of play. sometimes only one blind (half or whole bet) is used (often by the dealer)


the betting then starts by the player next to the dealer

Call and Raise

after the ante and the forced blind bet(s), the regular betting starts with the next player putting his bet amount to the pot

each player has to place a bet that is at least equal to the previous player's bet, with the option of raising the bet. this bet then becomes the new current level of bet

usually there is a limit imposed to the raise, such that the total bet amount (with the call and the raise) cannot exceed twice that of the previous player's bet

the bet should be in even amounts (2,4,6,8..), especially when there is one player still in the game as Blind player - because the player playing blind plays half of the normal bet, and odd amounts can't be halved

this betting structure is different than Poker, as every time the bet is new (disregarding of how much amount was previously bid.)

let's say, one player bet an amount of 2 and second player raises it up to 4, now the first person would have to put 4 into the pot to make a call or would have an option to raise the bet up to 8 (in case of Poker the second player just adds 2 more to bring his bet to the level 4)


betting limits apply to the amount a player may bet or raise, and come in four common forms: fixed limit, spread limit, pot limit, and no limit

all such games have a minimum bet as well as the stated maximums, and also commonly a betting unit, which is the smallest denomination in which bets can be made


the maximum raise amount generally equals the last bet amount (current level of bet). thus, the maximum raise amount is equal to the call amount, and the maximum bet is double that of the last bet


a game played with a spread-limit betting structure allows a player to raise any amount within a specified maximum

for example, a game with a "$1000 spread-limit" allows each player to call and then raise up to a maximum of $1000


a game played with a pot-limit betting structure allows any player to raise up to an amount equal to the size of the whole pot before the raise

for example, let us assume that there is an ante of $50 and a single forced blind bet of $10 in the pot at the start of the regular betting round, and all subsequent players are seen/have seen their cards. the next player may bet the minimum amount of $20 (double that of the last blind bet of $10). this player may also raise up to $80 (as there is now $50 + $10 + $20 = $80 in the pot) to bring his total bet (also the new current level of bet) to $20 + $80 = $100. if he does in fact bets $100, the total amount of the pot is $160, and the next player may call (put the minimum bet of) $100, and raise up to $260 for a total bet of $360 (after calling the $100 bet, the total amount of the pot is $260, so he may raise up to $260). the next player would then be entitled to call at $360 and raise up to $880 (after calling $360, the pot would contain $880, thus he may raise $880)

a simpler approach is to bet up to a maximum amount in the pot. so in the above example, the first seen player may bet a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $60. if he does bet the maximum, the next player may bet a minimum of $60 to a maximum of $120. if he bets the maximum, the next player would then be entitled to bet a minimum of $120 and a maximum of $240


a game played with a no-limit betting structure allows each player to raise the bet by any amount


blind play

when somebody plays blind, he has not seen his cards and places his bet by guessing the strength of his card combination


anybody can choose to place a bet (when it's their turn) depending on how strong he thinks his card combination is. he can pack if he thinks his card combination is not strong enough. though he can pack out of turn, it's not considered courteous to do so. there is a variation to this rule in which players are only allowed to fold their cards when it's their turn

sideshow, backshow, and compromise

if somebody have seen his cards, he can ask for a sideshow with the previous player (who placed the last bet) after placing his bet. sideshows are also referred to as backshows .

sideshows are only permitted if no player is playing blind

the player can either accept or decline others sideshow request. player may want to decline sideshow if one is trying to bluff way through, in that case one is likely to fold due to poor hand when two hands are compared. player may also want to decline sideshow request if one is holding a strong hand and/or would want pot money to increase to make game more interesting

if the player request for the sideshow third time - no one can deny it and to whom it been requested have to show the cards

if the sideshow request is accepted, the two players involved privately compare their cards, and the player with the lower hand is forced to fold. if the hands are equal, the player who asked for the sideshow is forced to fold

if the sideshow is refused, the player requesting the sideshow must bet to stay in the game or fold


at any point during the game, if both players are not want to show/Back out his card then game will be consider as a cancelled. and total money which is invested in the game that will be return/share between both players


the betting will go on like this until one of two things happens:

the following are the rules for a "show":

Note: a blind player cannot ask for a show or sideshow


in most games, especially where the stakes or bets are high, shows are paid for at the current bet level

also, while a blind player cannot ask (nor can be asked) for a sideshow, the blind player can ask for a show. for a show, a player can choose not to show, if they give up the pot

all rules are discussed and agreed by all players before the game begins

ranking of hands

Pakki round
High card

there are two ways teen patti is played

one is by using a standard 52-card deck

and another is by adding the two Joker cards, which are used as wild cards

in both the versions, the ranking rules card are same

the object of the game is to have the best three-card hand and to maximize the pot before the showdown


three of the same cards

three aces are the highest and three twos are the lowest

also known as trio or triplet

Pakki round

three consecutive cards of the same suit

the order of ranking from highest to lowest is: A-K-Q, K-Q-J, Q-J-10, and so on down to 4-3-2

if two players have the same combination then the pot is split between the two no matter which of the two players asked for showdown. in another variation, where the suits hold ranks, the player with the high in descending order of suit rank wins the pot


three consecutive cards not all in the same suit. aka Round

the highest to lowest ranking is: A-K-Q, A-2-3, K-Q-J, Q-J-10 and so on down to 4-3-2

K-A-2 is not a valid Round

if two players have the same combination then the pot is split between the two, no matter which of the two players asked for showdown. in another variation, where the suits hold ranks, the highest/top/rank card of the combination is compared and the player with the top card of the higher suit (Spade, Heart, Diamond, and Club in descending order of rank) wins the pot


all the 3 cards are of same suit

when comparing two colours, compare the highest card; if these are equal compare the second; if these are equal too, compare the lowest. thus the highest colour is A-K-J and the lowest is 5-4-2

if the two players have color then the bet is divided

if rank of suits are used then A-K-J with Spade is the highest and 2-4-5 with Club is the least


two cards of the same rank

the lowest pair is 2-2-3 and the highest is A-A-K

between two pairs, the one with the higher value is the winner. if the pairs are of equal value, then the odd/kicker card determines the winner

High card

if two players share a common high card, then rest of the cards are compared based upon their values


for 52-card teen patti, without the two Joker cards. in Joker versions, the probabilities change widely, most importantly for pairs

Trial 520.2%
Pakki Run 480.2%
Run 7203.3%
Color 10965%
Pair 374417%
High card 1644074%