The KPoker homepage
KPoker is a little Video Poker Clone for the K Desktop Environment.
The author is Jochen Tuchbreiter, it is maintained by Andreas Beckermann
- 00-06-07 KPoker version 0.7 out (unstable)
- added two player game
- fixed some and added many bugs :-(
- much more - see ChangeLog
KPoker version 0.6 out - cvs only release (by Mario Weilguni)
- made it work with KDE-2
- made it work with --enable-final
KPoker version 0.5 out
- fixed a bug with straights
- cleaned up code a little
- kpoker is now considered to be stable
02-21-98 KPoker version 0.4.1 out - cvs only release
- session management support
- cool "wave"-effect
- saves sound-configuration
02-11-98 KPoker version 0.4 to come soon
- KPoker hasn't moved for quite a while now - but I am currently working to change this - expect KPoker 0.4 to be out at the end of February
09-05-97 Released version 0.2
- new images for backsides of cards that use less colors
- sound support (using the KAudio System)
- documentation is now provided in .sgml for easy conversion to postscript, ascii etc.
- other internal changes and updates
08-06-97 - Released version 0.1.2
- KPoker now uses the KTopLevelWidget and therefore now has the true KDE look&feel
- fixed silly problem with the cardimages
- finished the helpfile
- built in new icon
- built in new backsides of cards (1000 thanks to Nico Schirwing)
07-30-97 - Released Version 0.1.1
- adapted KPoker to some KDE norms (like separator between help/help and help/about
- started the helpfile
- fixed some minor bugs
07-26-97 - Initial release
Comment on KPoker
You can now send your comments about and wishes for KPoker directly to the maintainer - simply type in your message into the editbox and click the send button.
You can not only get KPoker over here, but also from ftp.kde.org and its mirrors.
Screenshots of KPoker
One player game
Two player game
The KPoker FAQ
- General Information
1.1 What is KPoker ?
KPoker is a KDE compilant clone of those highly addictive pocket video poker games which are sometimes called "Videopoker" as well.
1.2 How do I get KPoker ?
The latest version of KPoker is always avaible at
1.3 How do I contact the maintainer / author?
The best way to contact me is E-Mail: Andreas Beckemann email@example.com and Jochen Tuchbreiter as
I would appreciate any positive or negative feedback concerning this
game. I am also very open to new suggestions and ideas... :)
2.1 One player game
2.1.1 How do I play ?
At the beginning of the game you get $100. You draw five cards and
decide which ones you want to keep. After doing this you draw new
cards for those you did not want to keep. The game now looks if you got any
poker hand and gives cash
according to the kind of hand you got (see scoring). Now you start
over, drawing five cards, deciding which ones you want to keep ...
The game ends if you can't pay for another round anymore or if you close the kpoker window.
2.1.2 What are possible poker hands ?
|Jacks or higher:
||Two cards of the same rank, bot Jacks or higher
||Two cards of one rank and two cards of another rank
|Three of a kind:
||Three cards of the same rank
|Four of a kind:
||Four cards of the same rank
||Three cards of one rank and two cards of another
||Five cards of consecutive rank
||Five cards of the same suit
||Five cards of the same suit and of consecutive rank
| Royal flush:
|| Ace, king, queen, jack, and ten of the same suit
2.1.3 How many bucks do I get for what hand ?
|A pair of Jacks or higher cards:
|Three of a kind:
|Four of a kind:
2.1 Two player game
The two player game is very different to the one player game.
There are four phases: you begin to draw cards, then you bet some
money, after that you exchange your cards, then you raise and finally
you will see the cards of the other player and the winner will get
all the money.
You will begin the game with $100. After clicking on the main button
"draw" you will get five cards. That's all in this phase.
Now you decide if your cards are good or not. If they are you bet some
money - at least $5 and maximal $20. Just click on the "+$5"
and similar buttons.
2.1.3 Exchange cards
Now you have to decide which cards you want to keep. Click on them.
Please, if you have a royal flush then don't exchange any cards ;)
When you think you are ready then click again on
"draw" - you will probably get new cards.
Perhaps you do not get new cards - then the computer player has quite
good cards (or at least not very bad cards) and he has raised. You
have to decide to adjust your bet or to get out of the round. By
default you will adjust. click again on "draw" when ready.
After you got your new cards you are allowed to raise a little bit.
It is the same as the described bet phase so i don't explain it again.
Click on &uot;see" when ready (the same button as the
2.1.5 See / Draw
I know i said there are four phases and this is the fifth one, but
it is nearly the same as the draw phase. But you will also get all
the money in the pot if you're the winner and you see the winning
cards blinking as well as you can see the cards of the computer.
Note: the blinking cards do not have to be the best cards of the
winning player. Theese are the cards which caused the win. So if
you have two pairs (e.g. 2 * 2 and 2 * 3) and an ace but only the
ace is blinking then does the computer player have the same two
pairs (2 * 2 and 2 * 3) but not the ace.
Now click on "draw" again as described above to begin a