This is a discussion on Short Deck Poker ? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; The deck is shortened by removing all card 2 through 5. Short Deck Poker is therefore played only with cards from 6 to A. That’s
There was some big games of short deck poker streamed on twitch on the Triton channel. It looks fun, but it's a completely different game than NLHE in term of strategy.
Also, if you don't know, A6789 makes a straight (the ace acts like a 5 in this case, similar to how the ace acts like a 1 in NLHE), and flushes are better than full houses as it is easier to get a full house in short deck poker.
Relearning the Hand Rankings is key!! lol.
The rhythm is a little bit different too, because most people are relearning
how to play holdem, or working through a new variation that appears really similar.