What Version of Poker is this?
August 3, 2006 6:43 PM   Subscribe

PokerFilter: What version of poker is being played in the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels? (details inside)

'Lock, Stock' is one of my favourite all-time films: a heist movie centred around a debt our heroes accrue as a result of being cheated out of their money in a Poker game. The form of poker being played isnt familar to me and has niggled me since I first saw it - it kind of resembles Hold'em, but the terminology used doesnt seem to gel. The film was made before the Texas Hold'em boom so some of the terminology might be a little 'archaic'

The card rankings are not orthodox and the betting structure seems a little different. It is hard to describe to anyone who hasnt seen the film - but if anyone recognised it the moment they saw it, I would be eternally grateful.
posted by TheOtherGuy to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (2 answers total)
Three card brag.
posted by ewiar at 6:47 PM on August 3, 2006

That was quick! and a wikipedia search confirms it..

thanks ewiar.
posted by TheOtherGuy at 6:51 PM on August 3, 2006

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