The game of Seven-Clawed-Jhereg is quite obviously based on the real-world game of "Texas Hold 'em" which is a popular form of poker that is enjoyed by Steven Brust, and which is also known as "Seven-toed Pete" (see references).

The description of the rules of Seven-Clawed-Jhereg appear in the Afterword portion of Sethra Lavode.


The rules of Seven-Clawed-Jhereg, however, correspond to two hole cards and five exposed.

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