At the heart of Diamondback are the hands, the pairs of cards and their different values. Memorise the following list, learn it by heart, pin it to your wall, put it under your pillow. The possible ranks of each card must spring to your mind even if you dream of them.

The hands have point values, but they don't really matter and differ in the sources. The important feature is the rank, at least in all the variations decribed in Cerebus up to now. It could make an interesting variation to devise "Point Diamondback", where the values of hands are added up over several games before the pot is paid.

70 pts.

65 pts.



60 pts.

55 pts.

50 pts.

45 pts.

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