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Basic Strategy Card for Ultimate Texas Hold’em

Posted in ultimate texas hold'em by stephenhow on September 28, 2009

ultimate-texas-hold-emI didn’t find any basic strategy online for ShuffleMaster’s Ultimate Texas Hold’em, so I developed my own. The following table should yield very close to the 2.2% theoretical house edge. I’ve only played the game a few times, but it seems there are a few cases when you need to know if a small pair, or a kicker, or a draw is good enough to bet.

Update: I started playing the game, and I really enjoy it. I find that people play very differently than basic strategy, and these mistakes often costs more than 20% of the ante bet (e.g., 20% of a $5 ante is $1). I’ve written up an entire page on the game, and explain how to play near-optimal strategy.

Basic Strategy Card for Ultimate Texas Hold'em.

Basic Strategy Card for Ultimate Texas Hold'em.