The popularity of Short Deck poker has been on the rise for the past few months.

To that end, GG Network has decided to join the short-deck bandwagon by adding it to its game offerings.

GGNetwork is a reputable online poker network which has been in existence for several years now. The poker network as confirmed that it has been toying with the idea of adding short deck poker to its gaming catalog.

The action-packed variant of Texas hold’em is likely to make its inaugural debut on DD Network later this year.

In an interview with Poker Industry PRO, Jean-Christophe Antoine confirmed that GGNetwork is closely monitoring short deck poker as well as the network’s market expansion plans.

“We have a wide array of partners all around the world and our goal is to continue our expansion with them while welcoming new ones. GGNetwork is the world’s largest poker network today and we’re putting a lot of effort into making the beautiful game of Poker fun again, so we are indeed watchful of what happens in the poker live scene, especially the popularity of Short Deck/Six Plus Hold’em,” said Antoine.

He also hinted that their version of Short Deck could come with a variety of additional features.

When asked if the Network will unveil short Deck in 2019, he answered in the affirmative.

“We’ve been observing how it’s been faring for the past couple of months and we are happy to wait a bit before releasing it. We want to make sure our version avoids pitfalls and comes with extra perks. We will probably launch it sometime in 2019,” he added.


Short Deck poker gameplay recap

Also known as SIX Plus Hold’em, short deck’s gameplay is similar to Texas Hold’em. However, there exist several glaring differences between the two.

First, Short Deck derives its name from the fact that the game is playing with a 36-card deck. 16 cards, deuces through fives, are removed from a 52-card deck. Therefore, it goes without saying that hand rankings are also significantly modified. For instance, in short deck poker, Flushes beat Full Houses. In some variants, Three of a kind reign supreme to a straight.

The game gained mainstream recognition after its debut in the Triton Super High Roller Series in Montenegro. Phil Ivey won the debut Short Deck tournament for $604,977.

Since then, short deck poker has gained immense popularity among high-stakes players. Its popularity was boosted by its inclusion in the US Poker Open last year.

Also, World Series of Poker organizers have added short deck bracelet events at both the 2019 WSOP and WSOPE.



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