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Video Poker Kicker?

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by ValerieJo, Sep 25, 2013.

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  1. ValerieJo

    ValerieJo Low-Roller

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    I've been reading, practicing and trying to study up on Video Poker for my next trip. However, I have a question that I'm just not finding the answer for.

    I keep reading about people getting 4OAK with a Kicker or trying to get the Kicker...

    OK, probabaly dumb question of the day, but what exactly is the 'Kicker'? Can someone explain this to me?

    Thanks for any help. :peace:
     
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  2. WrongWayWade

    WrongWayWade VIP Whale

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    One some games, most notably Double-Double-Bonus Poker, you get an extra payout with 4OAK with certain 5th cards (the 'kicker').

    i.e. AAAAx is worth 800, but AAAA[2 or 3 or 4] is worth 2000. 2222x is worth 400 but 2222[A or 3 or 4] is worth 800. The specified kicker makes the hand worth more.
     
  3. ValerieJo

    ValerieJo Low-Roller

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    Thank you for the explaination. I appreciate your help.

    :beer:
     
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  4. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    the reason they call it kicker is because kicker is a general poker term for the card that doesn't play in the hand (one pair, two pair, etc), but is used to break a tie.
     
  5. Dean Martin

    Dean Martin VIP Whale

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    Next time you're in a casino, take a look at a DDB or TDB pay table and it will make complete sense.

    Oh and by the way, if you start playing these games you've just moved from pills to the needle.:wink2:
     
  6. Turtleman

    Turtleman VIP Whale

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    I don't play a lot of VP, but mostly DDB when I do. I love your analogy - very fitting!
     
  7. jackincols

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    Yep, great line.:evillaugh
     
  8. higgiel

    higgiel Low-Roller

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    Dean Martin: Great analogy. Especially where TDB is concerned. :wave:
     
  9. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    Love it Deano:thumbsup::evillaugh
     
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  10. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    hell, I say if you're going to be a degen, do it right! :beer:
     
  11. luvstp

    luvstp High-Roller

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    Great analogy! :nworthy:

    So what do you call it when you add in super times pay or double super times pay or ultimate x to TDB? :evillaugh
     
  12. Dean Martin

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    Ok....you've pushed the envelope...you just went from being a recreatioonal user to being a flat out junkie:evillaugh

    Shifter, I like how you think....my Dad had a saying when we were growing up "you don't do anything half assed!":nworthy:
     
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