Understanding the Different Types of Poker Games
Understanding the Different Types of Poker Games
Understanding the Different Types of Poker Games

Understanding the Different Types of Poker Games

If you are invited to play a poker game, your first question should be “what type?” since the general term poker is used to describe many types of card games. Although all card games rely on specific hands of cards (such as full house and straights) to decide winners, the many varieties of poker have very different rules and require very different skills. If you have learned to play 5-card draw poker, for example, you may not be great at Texas hold-em. The most popular types of poker games include:

Stud poker games. In stud poker, some cards are dealt face up and some are dealt face down. Players are generally dealt one or more cards face down. Only the players can see these cards. Then, cards are dealt face up in the middle of the poker table. Everyone can see and use these community cards to create a hand with the cards in their hand. In between each dealing of cards, there is generally a round of betting. The player with the best hand of five wins. There are variations on 5-card, 7-card and 6-card poker games.

Texas Hold-em. In this poker game, each player is dealt two cards face down and five cards are dealt face up in the middle of the table. The player who is able to create the best hand from their cards and the community cards wins. There are four rounds of betting as the cards are dealt.

Omaha. In this poker game, each player is dealt four cards face down, and five cards are dealt face up on the table. This game is very like Texas Hold -Em, except that the final card hands must use two of the player`s four dealt cards and three community cards to make a winning hand.

Chicago. In this game, each player is dealt two cards face down and one dealt face up. Four cards are dealt face up on the table. The game is similar to 7-card stud, but whoever is dealt the highest spade value card face down also wins half the pot.

English Stud. This poker game is like seven_card stud. Each player is dealt with two cards face down and one face up. Three community cards are dealt as well. Before the final card is dealt, each player may exchange one card for a new one from the deck. After the round of betting that comes after the dealing of the sixth card, players have the chance to exchange another card. Then another round of betting follows before the showdown which reveals the hands.

Let it ride poker. Many poker fans do not even consider this to be a true poker game, but it is played in many poker rooms in casinos. Three cards are dealt to each poker player and two are dealt to the dealer. Each player gets a payout that depends on the hand that is made up of the three player cards plus the two dealer cards. Bets are placed before dealing and after cards are dealt you can withdraw one of your stakes, depending on your cards. One of the dealer’s cards is revealed and you can again withdraw one of your stakes. The dealer’s second card will be turned over and the dealer will collect any stakes of any players who do not at least have a pair of tens. Players who have a pair of tens or better are paid according to the stakes they have allowed to remain.

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Date Added: 2005-10-15

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