This is a discussion on 2 Colors or 4 Colors within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; On-line pokre has a function to choose card colors 2 colors or 4 colors.
2 color is the normal mode like live poker.
Which is your choice?
I've played with 4 colour since it became an option. It's the first setting I change in any poker room I play in.
I think they should do it in televised live games. It might not be traditional, but it works better on TV. Online you get less time to act and may be playing multiple tables at the same time so it's a big help.
Definitely 4 colors. When I started playing I couldn't understand why people play 4 colors. I wanted things to be realistic😂 But then I got the point, 4 colors is easier to identify, and I play only 4, I even tried to find 4 color deck of cards, but I haven't😑
Obviously the 4 colors are much more functional because the flush is harder to watch but if you want to play live as well then I think it’s better not to get used to the 4 colors. The human just gets comfortable.
I’m a fan of 2 colors anyway, because that’s how much more real poker is the atmosphere of the game.
I prefer the 2-color deck, but some poker rooms have very similar symbols (especially spades and clubs) and if I play multitable or on a mobile device, I happen to overlook the flush, so I had to switch to a 4-color deck.
Oh yes 4 colors and big “UNO” design... did this when I was 8 tabling during the pre-black Friday era... makes it easier to make quick decisions... it is now the first thing I do for any app/site I join
The Apple II's Draw Poker game above is the very first poker game I played. It's where I learned what a flush is. I ran it on my Pravetz 8M PC, which had a monochrome (green) screen like on the screenshot. Disclaimer: I wasn't lucky enough to get a nice Royal Flush for the screenshot—I hacked the deck.
My favorite colors are black, white and red. The 2-color decks satisfy me aesthetically. The 4-color decks are more legible and eyergonomic, so I prefer a 4-color deck whenever I have the option.
Originally Posted by DS3
In fact I also like to tone everything down when I can from a graphic sense, so background and felt, the backs of cards etc. are all shades of grey and black. Then the cards really pop off the screen.
Same, except I tend to prefer greenish felts, and the card backs must have a simple design contrasting with the dark background. Why? I do the majority of my decisions based on the number of players still holding cards. Since I see only the back of their cards, such players can be identified quicker when the colors on the back pop.
I had a quick look at the four colour deck, when it was first available but thought I would not like it, so did not use it. As a result of this thread and the positive remarks, I decided to try it. I like it and doubt I’ll ever go back to two colours. So, thank you Cardschat members.
I prefer four online and wish they switched to it in live casinos. I’ve never heard a convincing argument as to why they don’t. People say “but if they see a flash of your card they know what suit you have” as if it isn’t their responsibility to conceal their cards anyway - and if you’re worried about them seeing it while you throw your cards in to fold, then don’t fold like an idiot.