Because they use a freshly shuffled deck each hand when he sat at the table he was getting "my hand" and I was getting "the dealer hand" and the dealer was getting a fresh hand. Once I dropped out he was still getting "my hand" and the dealer went back to getting their own.
i'm unfamiliar with that game, but there would have been no variance in what cards came out that winning hand? every hand has exactly the same amount of cards so his playing only brought it out sooner and stole it from you had you been alone?
Sometimes I'm just riffing. Can I riff? CAN I RIFF?
I love 3 card poker. J high or better and I'm playing it out. Can be extremely swingy though. At least I think I think I'm thinking of 3 card.
dealer qualifies with Q high which means if you beat the Q high you get paid on both the ante and the play bets. if they don't qualify you only get paid on the ante bet. not sure why you would play J high...if there is a mathematical strategy to that let me know. usually i'm just chasing a set (or higher) to get that 30 to 1 pay out. i'll play my QJ or maybe Q10 and if I see an ace in the door and I don't even look at the other 2 cards.