This is interesting. RandomPairing over at the math subreddit listed some rules for a game called Topological Poker (aka Dicks and Hoes), which I assume he created himself. [I did a google search for “Topological Poker” and only got the subreddit, and then did a search for “Dicks and Hoes” and got a bunch of **dirty sites** but no poker ones.]

RandomPairing explains…

“There are four ranks of cards, instead of the usual 13. Instead of 2 through Ace, cards are ranked according to the topological classification of their symbol … 2,3,5,7,J,K all have the same property that they can be deformed into a dot or line. These are the lowest ranked cards. In fact, by themselves they’re worth dick–hence the name for these cards.4,6,9,A are topologically the same as a ‘o’, and hence are called holes, ohs, or–if you can get away with it–hoes. These are the second ranked cards in ascending order.

10 is in a class by itself because it’s a combination of a dick and a hoe, so it’s called a Split, and is third ranked.

8,Q are topologically the same because of the way the Q is made on cards, with the slash going all the way across and creating two holes. This is the highest rank–the double hoe, or just double.

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Go to the reddit link to find out the rules of play.

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