The latest addition to IBCBET’s amazing offer is a poker room called PokerAce, wich allows players from all around the world to compete against each other in No Limit, Pot Limit & Limit Texas Hold’em, as well as 13 Card Poker (also known asChinese poker). If you’re not exactly sure if poker is really your thing, use the fun money option to test the poker room and available game variations without risking any actual cash. Once you enter the lobby, you will see some familiar faces greeting you – JC Tran, Nam Lee and Joe Hachem are the professional players, who are a part of the rising PokerAce team.
The stake limits offered in the poker room are quite impressive – with small/big blinds starting from 2/4 and going up to astronomical 1000/2000 units in the user account’s currency, this is for sure a great place for both poker professionals and recreational players.
PokerAce features a number of tournaments, with buy-ins starting from as little as $1 and going up to $10 000! Players can choose from a variety of tournaments – Sit & Go, regular tournaments, freerolls & tournaments for fun money.
Lobby & Player Options
The poker room lobby is really functional – upon entering, you can choose one of the 2 available poker variations, or go into the tourney tab. You use various sorting options to find the table you’re looking for – either by number of players, limits or average pot. In the upper right corner of the lobby, you can access the Cashier menu, which allows you to check your current balance and transfer funds from your main bookmaker account.
The button next to the Cashier allows you to access player options, enabling you to change your poker avatar, view your hand history, enable/disable sound effects and more. All in all, PokerAce is a rising star in the poker community, with a great growth potential.
13 Card Poker
Some of you might not be familiar with Chinese poker, and as we think it’s quite an intriguing variation, we want to write a few words about it. The 13 card poker variation allows a maximum of 4 players per table and each player is dealt 13 cards, as the name suggests.
Each player must then divide the cards into 3 hands – two 5 card hands, and one hand consisting of only 3 cards. The hands are referred to as “back” (first 5 card hand), “middle” (second 5 card hand) and “front” hand (3 card hand). As a rule, the back hand must be better than the middle hand, and the middle hand must be better than the front hand. The standard poker ranking is used.
When every player is ready, everyone exposes their three hands and each pair of players compares their corresponding hands. Basically you win one unit foreach corresponding hand of another player that you beat and lose one for unit each hand that beats you.