Types Of Poker

Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Stud, Hi-Lo

Seven card stud

The game of seven card stud starts with every player getting dealt two cards face down and one card face up. After a betting round, another card is dealt face up to each player (after the dealers burn card), a second betting round follows, then a third card face up, betting round, a fourth card dealt face up,  another betting round, and finally the last card is dealt face down followed by a fifth betting round and a showdown if required where each player makes the best five-card poker hand they possibly can out of the cards available to them.

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H.O.R.S.E. Poker

H.O.R.S.E. is not really a form or variant of poker, its simply a mixed game often played at the high stakes tables of casinos and online tournaments. H.O.R.S.E. essentially is rounds of play cycling between the following popular poker games:-

  •  H : Hold'em (Texas Holdem is a shared card or community card poker game. Each player is dealt two private cards (hole cards) and there are five face up cards shared on the table that can be used by everyone. The winner is the player who can make the best five card poker hand from the seven cards available in total.)
  • O: Omaha (each player gets four private cards "hole cards" and there are five shared cards on the table. Exactly two hole cards together with three shared cards must be used to make the player's best 5 card hand)
  • R: Razz (seven card stud played for lowball, using ace-to-five "5 High" ranking)
  • S: Seven-card Stud high (seven-card hand, where some of the cards are dealt face up, players use any five of their seven cards to make the best 5 card poker hand)
  • E: Seven-card stud high-low Eight or better, or hi-lo (like seven card stud but each player selects a five card high hand and five card low hand – pot is split equally between the highest and lowest hands)

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Five Card Draw Poker

Five Card Draw is probably one of the oldest poker variants being traced back to the Wild West as the most popular form of poker of the day (today of course five card draw poker has been usurped by Texas Holdem). The original five card draw (Wild West style) had just one betting round. Players were dealt five cards face down and then had to bet. A 20 card deck was used during this time with 10 to Ace in each suit. As five card draw poker grew in popularity, some changes were made to broaden the appeal, the draw was introduced along with 52 cards which meant more players and of course more possible winning combinations. The game spread from the West to the floating casinos of the Mississippi and the city of New Orleans. Five Card Draw remained the most popular poker variant until the beginning of the 20th century when it was overtaken by seven card stud and then later by Texas hold’em.

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Omaha Poker

Omaha hands are played out in much the same fashion as in Texas Holdem. However, there are two subtle differences:-

-1 Instead of two hole cards, there are four
-2 Players must use two hole cards and three community cards to make winning hand

Playing Omaha Holdem online is great for practice, fun and can be an easy way to earn big money. Most Omaha Poker websites will allow you play the game for free (at least initially). After you gain enough experience and feel confident about playing with real money, its easy to buy some chips and start playing for cash! Check out some of the better online poker rooms such as 32redpoker, Everest, PKR , Victor Chandler and Virgin Poker  all offer Omaha tables with lots of action along with tons of resources such as Ohama tips, strategy guides and even online poker schools. Additionally all offer big incentives for new players in the form of FREE cash!!!!

If you have played Hold'em poker why not give Omaha a go.  We are sure you will enjoy the switch.

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2-7 Triple Draw Poker

In 2-7 Triple Draw aces are always high so the best possible hand is: 7, 5, 4, 3, 2. and the worst hand is J, 7, 4, 3, 2 (where all are the same suit). Like all draw games, 2-7 Triple Draw is played with blinds (mandatory bets before the cards are dealt). Each player is dealt five hole cards and players have the option to fold, call, or raise. After the first round of betting, there is a draw where players can select which (if any) cards he wishes to discard. After this first draw, there is another round of betting, followed by two more draws, each with a further round of betting, resulting in a total of three draws, and four rounds of betting.

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Razz Poker

If you enjoy H.O.R.S.E. tournaments and ring games, then you need to learn and become proficient at Razz poker. One of the best ways to gain experience in Razz is to play online for free at one of the bigger online poker websites. Experience is essential before entering tournaments and risking your own cash – Even pro poker players will tell you that Razz can be one of the most frustrating games of poker there is! One of the best places to play Razz Poker Online and gain that necessary experience without doubt is the Full Tilt Poker website.

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Texas Holdem Poker

Texas Hold'em Poker, according to legend, was first played in Robstown – Texas. Today, it is without doubt the most popular Poker game anywhere in the world. The popularity the game enjoys is probably down to the World Series of Poker Tournament (starting 1970 at the Horseshoe in Downtown Las

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Types of Poker

The history of some of the variants of Poker played nowadays is slightly easier to trace, Texas hold ‘em (also known as hold’em or holdem) dates back to the early 1900′s but really caught on when it was introduced to Las Vegas in 1967 by a group of Texan gamblers. In Texas Holdem two cards are dealt face down to each player and then five community cards are placed face up by the dealer, a series of three cards is then introduced(referred to as”the flop”, “the turn” and “the river”), players have the option to check, bet, raise or fold after each deal. This meant that Holdem had four betting opportunities (as opposed to the two in draw poker), players bet prior to “the flop”, “on the flop”, “on the turn”, and “on the river”. Many professional gamblers believe Holdem is a more strategic variant of Poker, the “thinking man’s game”. Today Texas Holdem is a contender for the most popular Poker game out there, but there are plenty of others.

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Rush Poker

So Fulltilt have thought of a totally new game and they think its that good they have a patent pending on it. From what we have been hearing this game is one of the best ways to develop your preflop play as the range of opponents is massive, they also

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Rebuy Poker Tournaments

What is a rebuy tournament? If your new to the world of poker then you maybe confused by all the types of games, a rebuy tournament is one which starts at a set time once a minimum number of runners has been established and the players get "rebuys" up until

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