As I read this article in High Stakes News, a man named Shawn Riley has designed a new variant of poker really strange: the Kandu. It’s basically a game of Hold’em in which, before playing the hand, the dealer, during a time of 2 or 3 seconds, extending across the deck-and mixed-on the table, so that players are supposed they can see and memorize the order of the cards.
Then cut the deck and the dealer shows the lowest card – so if you are God, you should be allowed to deduct the entire order, guessing the hands of the opponents and the community cards to come out.
Also, a player can choose to pay the pre-game before each hand – the thing becomes even more bizarre because the game designer wants to change several terms, so that the ‘pot’ is’ purse ‘for example.
Personally, and it’s just my opinion, I foresee this game so successful as to all other attempts to make variants of Hold’em trying to reduce the chance, that is, none. Besides the fact that this game could be played online, since it is assumed that any bot and / or support software would not have the slightest problem to calculate perfectly the letters out and the hands of opponents.
Anyway, you also have to understand the origin of this, the player in question, Shawn Riley, Kansas, has set up a poker league “bar” amateur (“World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League Circuit Bar” to be exact), and believes that no one can say anything in terms of legal problems, given that teaching the deck before playing and then displaying the lowest, the game is pure skill. It may not be silly, one wonders whether mossos d ‘Esquadra not have the same sensitivity mnemonic this man.