The Whole 9 Yards
is a variation of Blind Poker that gives a little extra to any
desperate players - and a nice bonus for a lucky one...
This is Blind
Poker, with the following extra rules:
Each player receives 7 cards face down.
Each player then receives two more
cards face down; each player places 2 basic units (50 cents)
on one, and 4 basic units (1 dollar) on the other.
Everyone plays blind poker as usual - but when
a player has gone through all 7 normal cards and needs more to
make the hand win, the player can "buy" the other
two cards. (Of course, the final poker hand will still
be only 5 cards, but the player will have 8 or 9 from which to
choose!) The cards are bought one at a time, first the
cheap one, then the expensive one. If a player chooses
NOT to play these cards, he gets the money that was originally
placed on top of them back.
Of all the "extra" cards that are
played by any players, the highest spade gets half the
pot! If there are no spades among the played extra
cards, the highest hand gets the whole pot. Again, the
extra cards must be played to count for this high-spade
competition - but that only means they need to be purchased,
not actually used in the player's 5-card
game is a blast! Of course, watch out - you can only play it
with 5 or fewer players, because it requires 9 cards per
player. But definitely test drive it - have a good time!