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Missouri Hold-em™

This is a poker game that is a slight variation of Texas Hold'em. If you know how to play Texas Hold'em, you'll know the basic play for Missouri Hold'em. Missouri, being the show-me state is the origin for the game's name.
 
Play essentially follows Texas Hold'em except that three cards, not two, are dealt to each player.  Players can use 0, 1, 2 or all 3 cards from their hand in addition to the common cards to complete their 5-card poker hand.

Rules

Three cards are dealt face down to each player. Betting pre-flop proceeds as it does in regular Texas Hold'em. After the flop, each remaining player takes one of their three cards and places it face down in front of them, separated from their other two cards. When all remaining players have separated out their card, everyone turns over the separated card to show everyone their one card.
 
Keep in mind that players may use 0, 1, 2 or all 3 cards (including the one that's shown face-up) to complete their best 5-card poker hand.
 
Betting continues post-flop and post-show as it would in normal Texas Hold'em.
 
Variations
 
This game can be played in a Hi-lo fashion for split pots. We call this game Crazy Mo.
 

 

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