Free iOS apps aren’t usually the place for innovation in poker but newly-released Tag Team Poker offers something that’s never been seen in even the most-advanced poker software.
Tag Team Poker, as you might expect, is all about Team Poker but with one big difference: you can actually see your opponent’s hole cards and strategize together in real time.
Yes that’s right: Collusion is actively encouraged in Tag Team Poker.
How Does it Work?
You’ll can either select a friend as a teammate or be randomly assigned one. From there you’ll be seated at a table where you’ll face off against other duos.
The game is standard No-Limit Hold’em but you can see your opponent’s hand and you share a bankroll at the table.
It differs from the standard tag team events that are usually played live because you each have a hand instead of sharing one.
In terms of strategy it’s somewhat similar to Pot-Limit Omaha (you’re dealing with four cards essentially) but not exactly (you’re in trouble if you have split aces etc).
There are some unique strategies in Tag Team Poker that you wouldn’t find anywhere else such as staying in a hand just to block your opponent’s outs while your tag team partner attempts to win the pot with a made hand.
If you feel you have a tell on an opponent you can encourage your opponent to fold.
It’s really cool.