How to play online Shan Koe Mee?

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How to play Shan Koe Mee systematically?

When you say about the card game which is understood by young and old in Myanmar people, everybody will see immediately Shan Koe Mee. Whether it is played for betting or for fun, it is getting interested from all over Myanmar country as well as other neighboring countries because it is easy to understand and easy to play. However, since there is no establishing the specific rules for playing Shan Koe Mee, the rules have gradually changed and added some new rules while the game has been passed on from one generation to the next. Therefore, today let me explain how to play Shan Koe Mee systematically, Myanmar’s most successful card game.

What will be needed to play Shan Koe Mee?

  • It will need a deck of 52 cards to play Shan Koe Mee.
  • The actual game is played by 3 to 6 players against one dealer.

However, in some card table playing for fun, a stake is set and placed in the middle and the player who got the largest point will win the whole stake. If you play like this, you are not competing with the dealer, so there is no dealer. This playing style gradually expanded and is now known as the Shan Koe Mee “Middle Stake” game.

How game works?

At the beginning of the game, the dealer inserts a certain amount of the playing stake into the “Bank”. The dealer can’t withdraw and add any stake to the bank and all winnings collected and payoffs will be made by the bank. However, in some cases, if the dealer loses all the money in the bank in one turn, he can continue to be a dealer by adding a double amount in the bank. This method is only found in card playing tables. If the amount deposited in his bank is 1,000 kyats, players will have to deposit at least 10% of the bank amount, so they have to deposit a minimum of 100. If there is no more money in the bank, the dealer has to be replaced by another person, and if the money in the bank is tripled, the dealer has the right to call “Warning” 3 times. Therefore, if he called out Warning, the dealer will be changing after 3 rounds. Even though we are calling like the first Warning, the second Warning, and the final Warning, but the terminology varies from region to region. After the last Warning, whatever the amount rests in the bank, the dealer can get everything.

Shan Koe Mee’s Rules

Each player is dealt two cards, and if they want to draw more, they can draw only one more card. The way to calculate a card is to add up the card values ​​and look at the back points/back digits. Here are the values ​​of non-numbered cards   A = 1, K = 10, Q = 10, J = 10. (The Joker is not included in the Shan Koe Mee)

So, for example, if you get a total of 17 points, you will get 7 points, if you get a total of 24 points, you will get 4 points, and if you get 32, ​​you will get 2, the points will be calculated like that way. If the points of the players are the same, it will need to look who has two cards or three cards to decide the win or lose. For example, even if the 7 points are the same, the person who gets 7 points in 2 cards wins over the person who gets 7 points in 3 cards.

Even also if the number of cards is the same, then it will need to determine the value of the card.

A is the largest, and A, K, Q, J, 10, 9… 2, so let’s look at the value of the card again. For example, the player who has 4 + 3 = 7 can not win the player who has 6 + A = 7. And again, if the points and the values of the card are the same, it will need to look at the suits of the cards.

There are four suits in cards: Spade, Heart, Diamond (Corner), and Club and they have the descending order. So, Spade is the largest and the Club is the smallest of these four suits. And the main feeling of playing cards in Shan Koe Mee is that you can get multiples if you got the same suits. If two cards have the same suits (for example, Diamond + Diamond), it will get 2 times the bet. Three identical suits (e.g. Diamond + Diamond + Diamond) will get 3 times the bet.

Starting from the side of the dealer, turn right / left (this is determined by the players’ understanding) and it is up to each player to decide whether or not to draw. The dealer then selects the player he wants to capture (Catch) and he can do winning and losing payoff immediately after comparing his cards to the player’s card first, or after drawing a new card.

In this game, if you get 8 or 9 with 2 cards, you can set it to “do” and turn up them saying “do” before the match. However, just as 9 “D” win over 8 “Do”. If the “Do” is the same, the winner or loser is determined by the value, points, and suits of the card, as explained above.

Spade A + Spade 8 is the greatest pair of both points and suits in Shan Koe Mee. If you get that pairs, you will be the king for that table!

Where shall you play such an interesting Shan Koe Mee?

You can play cards with your friends as usual but many problems like gathering people to play, having the different rates of bet for each player, arguing about the rules, not knowing how to mix the cards, falling the same card repeatedly and cheating of the players who have fast hands can encounter when playing cards. If you want to get rid of these problems and have fun with like-minded players, you can play real games on online casino websites with just a mobile phone or a computer and increase your capital many times over.  There are no rules to dispute and no need to mix and deal with the cards and everything is done with the click of a button Because it is an online game. And even if you are unclear the rules or forgot the rules, you can quickly see specific rules with a single click on the button.

Therefore, not being out of date. Let’s play with players from all over Myanmar right now!