Ultimate Three Card Poker (Face Up)
Thanks to reader Jet for pointing out this new ShuffleMaster ™ game. I ran a quick analysis this morning to check his numbers, and of course to check for any collusion possibilities. An optimal strategy yields a -3.8807% return, and we pretty much came up with the same basic strategy (differences arise from suit assumptions). You should 3x raise all pairs or better, and 1x call according to the following table.
An ideal collusion simulation with 6 confederates yielded no practical gain :( This probably makes sense, because you can’t really take advantage of collusion information when they limit 3x raises to pairs. Perhaps you can get a slight edge on some 1x/fold borderline cases, but it doesn’t amount to anything significant.
Jet has a hole-carding strategy that yields 9%, which you can contact him for.
|Dealer Upcard||Min Calling Hand|