December 8, 2021

12BET IDN 13 Cards FAQ guide

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Introduction

Here are the basics for the game 13 Cards. It shares similarities to P2P IDN Black Jack through the cards used as well as the combinations formed through the cards. It can be played by 2 to 4 players. There are 13 playing cards given to each player, which they must arrange into 3 levels or lines. 

The first or bottom or back line should have five cards; the middle line should have five cards as well. Finally, the third or top or front line has three cards. There is an “Auto” feature in the game, where a player’s cards are arranged automatically.

Unlike Dealer 13 Cards, if the player fails to arrange their cards within the given time, the system takes over the arrangement of the cards for them.

Winning Condition

Here are further basics for the game, such as how players face off against each other:

Each player’s card lines are lined up against other players. This is also how the game figures out who goes against who. For instance, if the game max of 4 players are playing, player A (the bottom line) will face off against player B, C, and D’s back line. If player A wins against these players, they will receive 1 point or unit for each win. If they lose, they will instead lose 1 point or unit.

See how 2 points are removed from the player in the image above. It is because their bottom line card lost to both opponents. The top line received 2 points because it won against 2 other top lines of the players.

There are special cards which give more than 1 point or unit (see below for further explanation). The player has to arrange the card combination from the strongest (ideally at the bottom) to the weakest (Ideally at the top). 

The winning hands will be based on Poker combinations. (i.e., Pair, Two Pair, Straight, Flush, etc.) Please refer below for further explanation about combinations.

Unit Calculation

Once the game begins, players can choose which table they want to play according to the unit. The Stakes column (see below) determines how many units, or money, you have in your current game. This is used to measure the amount they receive when they win or lose.

At the end of the game, after every line has been counted, each player’s total units or points will be converted per the unit designation of the table.

In the image above, notice how the middle player has 2 points deducted from them. Because they’re playing on a table that has 100 units as its designation, they will lose 200 credits. On the other hand, the player on the right won. They receive 2 points or 200 credits from the losing player.

Special Card Combinations

Like other popular 12BET IDN card games, there are card combinations in the game which can give more than just a point or unit if you use it to win over your opponents. As a reminder, here are what each line means:

  • Back = Bottom line
  • Middle = Middle line
  • Front = Top line

See the images below for the special card combinations:

Three-of-a-Kind (front) = 3 points/units

Full House (middle) = 2 points/units

Four-of-a-Kind (back/middle) = 8 points/units

Royal Flush/Straight Flush (back/middle) = 10 points/units

Players only receive special card points or units if their special card combination wins over their opponent’s hand.

Note: These special card combinations can also be seen at the in-game Payout menu.

Natural Card Combinations

Natural Card Combinations are formed using all the cards on your hand. They are considerably stronger than special card combinations. Since this formation uses all the cards in your hand (bottom, middle, and front line), the unit count will come from the whole hand. Here is a list of all Natural Card Combinations from strongest to weakest:

Dragon – 36 Points: formed by 13 cards and consist of one card from 2 until the Ace. These can also come from different suits. For example:

12 Royalties/All Alphabets – 32 Points: this combination consist of entirely royalty / image (J,Q,K) and Ace cards. For example:

Three Straight Flushes – 24 Points: form straight flushes on each of your lines. For example:

Three Quads – 20 Points: Each of your lines have four-of-a-kinds topped by one additional card. For example:

All Low/High – 12 Points: all 13 cards consist of cards that are higher or lower and the 8 of Clubs. For example:

Full-colored – 10 Points: consists of a suit that’s entirely black (spades and clubs) or red (diamonds and hearts). For example:

Four Triples – 8 Points: your hand must have four three-of-a-kind combinations and an additional card (Four-of-a-kind counts as a three-of-a-kind with an additional card). For example:

Six Pairs – 6 Points: you should have six pairs and one additional card (Four-of-a-kind counts as two pairs; three-of-a-kind counts as a pair with an additional card). For example:

Three Straights – 4 Points: all three hands consist of straights (K-A-2, and J-Q-K-A-2 are not considered straights). For example:

Three Flushes – 3 Points: all your lines consist of flushes (a hand with ten cards from the same suit counts as two flushes). For example: 

No Broadway Cards – 3 Points: these are all no picture (non-royal) cards (Ace counts as a non-picture card). For example:

When natural and special card combinations faces off, the natural combinations will always win. For instance:

Player A has a Royal Flush on his middle line while Player B has Six Pairs. Player B wins the game because of his card combination.

To calculate points for the card combination, a player’s combination should win against their opponent’s. Each card combination point stated above is counted by winning against an opponent, so if the player wins against all three of them, they will receive three times the card combination points. For instance:

Player A has a Dragon combination while Players B, C, and D have weaker card combinations. Player A gets 36 points multiplied by 3 = 108 points. Players B, C, and D each lose 36 points. 

Again, refer to the in-game Payout menu for examples of natural card combinations.

Scoop

The Scoop is an event where a player beats his or her opponent on all three lines. When this happens, they will reward the winning player 3 points while removing 3 points each from the losing players. Keep in mind that the player only gets a Scoop if they win on all three lines using special or regular card combinations. 

Wins done with natural card combinations do not count towards the Scoop bonus point. Players will also not receive any bonus Scoop point if an opponent arranges their cards in the wrong order.

In the image above, the player on the left successfully makes a Scoop over both his or her opponents (Scoop does not have to win over the opponent). Additionally, his or her three lines defeated the opponent’s three lines. Because of this, the player on the left receives an additional 6 points while each losing player get 3 points or units taken away from them. The player also receives 1200 credits since he or she is playing on a 100-unit table.

In some cases, the table consists of 4 players. If a player manages to successfully Scoop all three of their opponents, they will get a ‘homerun’ and another additional 9 points from each opponent (basically receiving +12 from each opponent due to the Scoop and homerun). Each losing player also loses 9 points from the homerun aside from 3 points from the Scoop. For example:

Note that this only applies to tables with full players. In case there are only 3 players on the table and one happens to successfully scoop both his or her opponents, he or she will receive 3 points from each opponent. 

This is also true about natural card combinations; if a player wins from all opponents with natural card combinations, they won’t be able to receive the additional ‘homerun’ bonus points.

Swap Cards

When choosing the table, players can also decide whether they want to play on one with the Swap Card feature. Refer to the image below for an explanation:

To use the swap card feature, wait until each player receives their cards. Players can then return cards they think they don’t need.. Once every player is ready to play or the time has ended, the cards which have been chosen will be shuffled in the middle and will then be distributed randomly to all players that used the feature.

This feature helps to balance the game as well as help other players have a chance at winning. Do note that you may also get your cards back, since it is randomly distributed.

Regular Card Combinations

Here is a list of the regular card combinations, ranked from the strongest to the weakest:

 

Royal Flush

An Ace high Straight with the same suit (i.e., 10, J, Q, K, Ace all Hearts)

If two players had a Royal Flush, the winner is the player with the higher suit. Suit ranking (highest to lowest): Spade, Heart, Club, and Diamond.

 

Straight Flush

Five consecutive cards with the same Suit (i.e., 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 of Spade)

The winner between two players that have the same ranked Straight Flush will be chosen through the higher suit. Suit ranking (highest to lowest): Spade, Heart, Club, and Diamond.

 

Four of a Kind

Four cards of the same rank (i.e., 4, 4, 4, 4, Ace)

Full House

Three-of-a-Kind and a pair in one hand (i.e., 3, 3, 3, 5, 5)

Full Houses are ranked by comparing the three-of-a-kind of each hand to determine the winner.

 

Flush

Five cards with the same suit (i.e., 5 Diamond Cards)

In case two players have a Flush, the player with the higher ranked suit will win. If the suit is the same, card ranks are used to determine the winner. Suit ranking (highest to lowest): Spade, Heart, Club, and Diamond

 

Straight

Five consecutive cards in value/rank (i.e., 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

 

Three of a Kind

Three similar card values in one line (i.e., 4 Spade, 4 Diamond, 4 Heart with two any cards)

 

Two Pair

Two pairs in one line (i.e., 8 Spade, 8 Diamond and 3 Spade and 3 Diamond and any card)

 

Pair

Two cards with the same value/rank (i.e., 3 Spade and 3 Diamond)

If players have the same ranked Pair, the winner is the player that has the higher ranked suit. Suit ranking (highest to lowest): Spade, Heart, Club, and Diamond

 

High Card

The highest card in the line, with no other combination. The highest valued card is the Ace. If two or more players have a High Card hand, the winner is the player with the highest ranked card. In case of a tie, the next highest ranked cards will be compared.

Note: If you arrange the cards in the wrong order, you will automatically be considered losers.

 

That’s the basics for this 12BET game. Now you can start playing! Good luck and have fun!!

 

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