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Old 04-11-2017, 08:54 PM   #1
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ARCHIE with 66 for high vs 99 for high

What are the strategy differences in the triple draw high low split game known as ARCHIE when:

1. You need a minimum of a pair of nines to qualify for high

vs

2. You need a minimum of a pair of sixes to qualify for high?
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:34 AM   #2
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Re: ARCHIE with 66 for high vs 99 for high

Just played this game for the first time last night, pretty fun. When you only need 66+ to qualify for high, it makes low draws much more viable, as you can end up making a qualifying high hand with a low draw, whereas any hand with 4 unpaired cards 8 or lower going to the final draw cannot qualify for a low in 99+ to qualify. HU at least, the 66+ version plays much better in my short experience.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:54 PM   #3
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Re: ARCHIE with 66 for high vs 99 for high

If the others at the game are new to Archie but are familiar with other Hi/Lo split pot games (O8, Stud 8), 99 should give you a better edge (assuming you know how to adjust yourself).
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:33 PM   #4
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(assuming you know how to adjust yourself).
Big assumption!
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:40 PM   #5
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Re: ARCHIE with 66 for high vs 99 for high

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What are the strategy differences in the triple draw high low split game known as ARCHIE when:

1. You need a minimum of a pair of nines to qualify for high

vs

2. You need a minimum of a pair of sixes to qualify for high?
Makes some lows more playable when HU but not a huge difference imo

Think a possibly bigger change in rules is how to handle the split of the pot if no one qualifies
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:56 PM   #6
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Think a possibly bigger change in rules is how to handle the split of the pot if no one qualifies
What's the rule change? I thought it was just, if no one qualifies, then the pot is chopped between players still in the hand at showdown.
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:12 PM   #7
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Re: ARCHIE with 66 for high vs 99 for high

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What's the rule change? I thought it was just, if no one qualifies, then the pot is chopped between players still in the hand at showdown.
Some games play where the best high wins regardless whether or not it qualifies
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Old 04-16-2017, 03:15 AM   #8
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Re: ARCHIE with 66 for high vs 99 for high

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What's the rule change? I thought it was just, if no one qualifies, then the pot is chopped between players still in the hand at showdown.
The Vegas/LA rule is that the high wins when there's no qualifier. This rule is much better because it encourages people to bluff more on the end.
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:37 PM   #9
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Re: ARCHIE with 66 for high vs 99 for high

In the 66 version you can value bet hands on the river more liberally since they can make a bluff catcher hand against you. In the 99 version a high hand should almost never bet the river unless it can 3 bet.
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