3 Card Brag

Playing Card Nicknames

Tuesday, May. 31st 2011 8:06 PM

When playing three card brag and other popular European card games you will be using a deck of 52 cards featuring numbers 1 to 9 along with jacks, queens, kings and aces in the four suits spades, clubs, diamonds and hearts. But did you know that there are playing card nicknames that are commonly used for the whole deck?

Aces are known as – ‘No-Spotters’, ‘Whiteskins’ or ‘Wheelcards’ along with names for suited aces such as ‘Blackberry’ for the Ace of Clubs and ‘Pig’s Eye’ for the Ace of Diamonds.

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Casino Brag At BetFred Brag

Thursday, May. 26th 2011 10:46 PM

BetFred Brag is one of the few places that three card brag players can find their favourite card game available to play against other real people online, but it’s not just this multiplayer version of three card brag that’s available from BetFred Brag. You can also play the single player game of casino brag at BetFred Brag too.

Casino brag is to three card brag what casino poker is to Texas Holdem. You don’t play casino brag against other players, your battle is against the house in a similar format to a game of blackjack. The aim of the game is to get a better hand than the dealer. However, you can also win bonus prizes for being dealt pairs, prials, runs and running flushes. These prizes are separate from the main game and do not affect the outcome of the main game.

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Rake Values At BetFred Brag

Wednesday, May. 11th 2011 11:49 PM

When playing real money multiplayer games of three card brag you will have to pay the dreaded rake, as you would when playing online poker and other games. However, the rake values at BetFred Brag are particularly lenient, offering both a low rake rate and caps that limit the maximum amount of rake that’s chargeable in any one hand.

When you play in a three card brag tournament at BetFred Brag you will be charged your rake as part of the buy-in but if you’re playing at a cash table you will be charged a portion of the money placed into the pot as rake. In all instances of either fixed-limit or no-limit three card brag cash tables at BetFred Brag the rake amount is just 5% and is capped between £1 and £3 per hand, depending on the game type, buy-in amount and the number of players at the table.

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Brief History Of Playing Cards

Saturday, May. 7th 2011 9:36 PM

We all know that three card brag is a traditional European card game that dates back to the 16th century and it is often referred to as the predecessor to poker but it certainly isn’t the earliest example of a card game. Card games and playing cards themselves date back centuries and centuries before the creation of three card brag, as we will explain in our brief history of playing cards.

Playing cards as we know them now, with Aces, numbers 2 to 9 and jacks, queens and kings with the four suits spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs came from France and have only been around for a relatively short time, since the late 16th century when games such as Primero and later, brag, used decks that included picture cards such as kings, queens and knaves (jacks).

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Poker Crackdown Could Boost Three Card Brag

Saturday, Apr. 23rd 2011 12:38 PM

Last week the FBI and US Department of Justice turned the world of online poker on its head by seizing the domains of leading poker sites that served US players and that action will have a knock-on effect across the internet, not just at poker sites. The online poker crackdown could boost three card brag player numbers and prizes. ‘How?’ we hear you ask. Well there are a number of reasons why the fallout from online poker’s Black Friday could boost online three card brag.

Firstly, the major benefactors from last Friday’s shutdown of the world’s three largest online poker networks were the non-US serving poker sites, which include BetFred Poker on the iPoker Network and Stan James Poker on the Microgaming Network. As both of these poker providers also offer multiplayer online three card brag games there’s every chance that some of them will try their hand at a few games as a change from poker.

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Three Card Brag Side Bets

Saturday, Apr. 9th 2011 9:26 PM

When playing three card brag, many players opt to include a side bet in their game. Three card brag side bets are additional antes or buy-ins that are added to a separate pot and paid out when a certain hand is dealt or another playing condition is met. Side bets add an extra dimension to the game and can offer new tactics of play as well.

One brag side bet that is often used is 2-2-?. Any player that manages to win a hand while holding a pair of two’s and a spare card walks away with the side bet pot. However, many players decide on a different condition for winning the side bet each time they come together to play, before they shuffle up and deal the cards.

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Online Three Card Brag Tournaments

Thursday, Mar. 31st 2011 12:09 AM

BetFred Brag are pioneers in the world of online three card brag, offering you multiplayer games of brag in a similar fashion to online poker sites but up until recently you have been restricted to playing cash tables. However, BetFred Brag offers online three card brag tournaments on a daily basis with the next tournament taking place this Thursday evening.

The online three card brag tournaments at BetFred Brag may seem modest compared to the PokerStars Sunday Million or even the Party Poker Monthly Million but they do offer you a chance to play tournament three card brag, which is a completely different animal to cash table play, offering a whole new dimension to the game.

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BetFred Brag Loyalty Points

Saturday, Mar. 26th 2011 10:53 PM

One of the internet’s leading multiplayer online three card brag sites is offering its loyal players a little something extra to reward them for their loyalty. BetFred Brag Loyalty Points are points that you earn every single time that you place a bet or see a bet while playing the virtual tables at BetFred Brag.

That’s right, in a similar fashion to loyalty programmes found at online poker sites and online casinos, every time that you wager any money playing online three card brag or any of the other games found under the ‘games’ tab at www.betfred.com you will accrue those all-important Loyalty Points.

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More Than Just Brag At BetFred

Wednesday, Feb. 9th 2011 6:24 PM

BetFred Brag is a pioneer in the world of online 3 card brag but there’s more than just brag at BetFred. For starters, BetFred is one of the most popular bookmakers in the UK, with shops on all of the prime streets in Britain, so it’s no surprise to hear that they have one of the most popular online sportsbooks along with an online casino, online poker, online bingo and much more.

You will find multi-player 3 card brag in the ‘skill’ section at www.betfred.com, where it’s accompanied by backgammon, blackjack, gin rummy, dominoes, roulette, solitaire and a choice of skill slots. These games offer you a chance to beat the odds with real skill games.

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Playing The Odds At Three Card Brag

Thursday, Feb. 3rd 2011 8:00 PM

Playing the odds at three card brag is a method that should drastically improve your game against blind bombers and loose aggressive players. This is because you will use these odds to determine the expected value of each hand that you’re dealt, allowing you to decide whether to play or fold.

By simply assessing the likelihood of a hand being dealt to another player against the actual hand that you’ve been dealt you can establish if a hand is worth playing or not. Online poker is a place where you will see many examples of playing the odds and thankfully the odds of three card brag hands is much simpler and easier to understand and remember.

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