The Skip Straight

Okay, I’m calling nonsense on this non-standard hand. It just seems like trying to make up words in Scrabble.

“Skip straight: Also called alternate straight, Dutch straight, skipper, or kangaroo straight, Cards are in consecutive order, skipping every second rank (example 3-5-7-9-J).”

What’s the weirdest house rule you’ve run into?

That’s one of them. If I remember right, we played a skip straight beat 3 of a kind, but lost to a regular straight.

We used to play a form of draw called Anaconda. You get 5 cards, bet, pass 3 to your left, bet, pass 2 to your left, bet, pass 1 to your left, bet, then show down. Sometimes we added a “Mexican Rollover” to make it sillier. After all that passing, everyone commits one card, then flips them over at the same time, then bets, then flips another, bets… until all 5 are revealed or everyone but one folds.

Don’t get me started on Badugi, which is a sick form of 4 card triple draw lowball.

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I played in a house game where one of the rules was that a poker of twos beat a poker of aces.
It didn’t arise, needless to say, but it was a rule.