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Friday, May 7, 2010


"I have four suits, but one pair. Is that a Badugi?"

"Do we play all four cards?"

"Do we get to draw again?"

"You're raising Duck? What the hell!"

Just a few of the comments from our first game of Badugi at our Thursday night game.

All good quotes, but the best was from "Farmer Harry" (Farmers Insurance agent). I had dealt one hand face-up, with no betting, so everyone could learn the rules and get a feel for the flow of the game. After everyone was convinced they understood Badugi, I started dealing for real. Farmer Harry says, "Oh, you don't deal them face-up?" The whole table cracks up and I bury my face in my hands. "Well Harry, it does make the game more interesting if you can't see everyone's cards!"

Bobby Dee and Ray Ray got into a pissin' contest (raise, re-raise, etc) after the last draw in one of the Badugi hands, with both showing down 7 high Badugi's, but Ray Ray won with 7,5 versus Bobby Dee's 7,6 and raking a nice pot.

Everyone seemed to enjoy Badugi, so I think we'll include it in the rotation.

Ray Ray was the big winner last night, cashing for $74 in a $20 buy-in game. I lost almost half my stack ($9), but it was a fun evening with some great people.


  1. I love Badugi. Lots of strategy.

  2. We had a good time with Badugi Coop. I haven't figured out the strategy yet, so that's something I can work on.

    Any tips?

  3. I'd love to play it cuz it sounds like fun, but wouldn't have a clue as to the strategy either.

    Farmer John is a aren't dealt face up? LOL

    I cannot tell you how many times I've been there. Dealing cards face up trying to explain a game at home. We used to play dealer's choice (regular poker) instead of holdem...LOTS of different games. Can be a hell of alot of fun, but they are more like games of chance instead of a game of skill.

    And if you can play all night with friends and have fun and only lose $9, winner winner, chicken dinner.

  4. Dude it is the Lucki Duck!

  5. LOL!

    Do those come in XL Waffles. As you know, EVERYTHING'S bigger in Texas!

  6. Josie-

    I agree, 9 bucks is cheap entertainment!

    It's a fun group that has played together for about 5 years now. Good times!

  7. I need to learn that game, seems like a lot of fun.

  8. Sal-

    It's a blast! Give it a try!

    Thanks for commenting.