“Odd”, a single word but have different meanings, For example: “Looking different from the rest as in looking “Odd”, “Odd Numbers, [1, 3, 5, 7, etc]”, “Odd is also used as a name in Norway”, etc.
But having so different meanings also, It does have a great saying “Every odd style is a new fashion”, so if every case includes “odd things”, then why not our very own “Poker Game”?
Well, yes our poker game also includes a lot of Odd rules, and as Pharrell Williams latest song says “Because I am HAPPY”, we all should be happy to find something odd in everything.
In the game of poker, there are hundreds of odd situation that can occur, and normal rules at time may or may not apply to them. But when money is on the line, there need to be fair odd play for all of those anomalies. Some of those Odd Rules are:
- Balancing Tables
If you’re running a tournament with two tables, and table 1 loses two players while table 2 is still full, you’re going to have to move one player from table 2 to keep the tables balanced, the moves is done by moving the player who is in (or closest to) the same position relative to the button. So if the open seat is in the cut-off on table 1, you want to move the player from the cut-off on table 2.
This keeps players from having to pay blinds twice, or not at all.
- Breaking a Table
If you lose enough players to be able to merge one table with another (or multiple others), it’s time to break the table. How to choose who sits where is done by drawing for the open seats.
If you’re moving everyone onto one final table, typically all players, including those already seated at the table, draw for their seat. If you don’t have seat cards, just use the deck counting lowest from highest, starting left of the dealer.
- Multiple players all-in: When multiple players are all-in, you must make multiple side pots. Make a main pot as described above. After you’ve done that, repeat the process with the next-smallest stack.
- Two players all-in for different amounts: In this scenario, you take the amount of the smaller stack from the big stack into the pot, returning the difference to the big-stack player.
- Dealer Deals an Extra Hand or a Hand to a Seat with No Player:In this scenario, as long as no one looks at the extra hand, it’s folded as a dead hand, and play continues as usual.
- Turn is dealt without burning: When the dealer deals the turn card without burning, that card is simply treated as a flash card. The dealer makes sure all players see the card before turning it face down as the burn card, dealing the real turn as normal.
- Two burn cards dealt when dealing the turn: In the case of a dealer burning two cards, and turning over a third as the turn, that third card is treated as a flashed card, and is returned to the top of the deck as the burn for the river. The second burn card is turned face up, since it is the valid turn card.
Odd is a single soul, peculiar, with no mate, sometimes have a positive sense, and sometimes have a negative sense, and having it in our favour, it means we have the ability to win the world.
So guys, just chill out and sing it “Because I am happy”.