Thursdays at 7pm, Parc at Duluth’s residents gather in the second floor game room for our weekly Poker Night! Though our residents are serious about having fun, the weekly poker get-together is a chance for our residents to begin the wind down to the weekend with a little time together and competition.
Disguised as just having fun, our residents know their brains are getting a workout from this competitive card game. Studies have shown that any game or activity that forces us to think in a way that we normally wouldn’t helps our brains constantly build new connections. This means everything from playing the Wii to participating in a recreational game of poker can help engage the brain in new ways and fight the symptoms of memory loss.
If you’re new to poker, here are the top scoring hands in descending order:
Royal Flush: Ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 card all in the same suit.
Straight Flush: Any five cards in sequence all in the same suit (Example: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 all of hearts)
Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same number or denomination (Example: all four 8s)
Full House: Two cards of one number and three cards of another number (Example: three 6s, and two kings)
Flush: Five cards in the same suit, do not have to be in number sequence (Example: 2, 6, 9, queen, and ace all of spades)
Straight: Five cards in number order, do not need to be of same suit
Three of a Kind: Three cards of the same number
Two Pair: Two cards of one number and two cards of another number (Example: Two 4s and two kings)
One Pair: Two cards of the same number
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