1. Different kind of poker games
Different kind of poker games
- Texas Holdem
- Omaha Hi-low
- 5 card draw
- 7 card stud
1.Texas Hold'emEach player is dealt two private cards that only he can see. The other five cards are Five community cards dealt on the table. Players in the game use these cards in combination with their own cards to make best possible five-card poker hand. In Texas Hold'em players can use any combination of those seven cards (zero, one or two private cards and five, four or three table cards) to make the best possible five-card poker hand. Players can use zero, one or two private cards to make poker hand.
2. Omaha – each player is dealt four hole card, that only he can see. The other five cards are dealt on the table, like in Texas Holdem. Players must use only two hole cards and three cards from the table to create the best five card poker hand. Any other combination isn't possible.
3. Omaha High-low – each player is dealt four hole card, that only he can see. The other five cards are dealt on the table, like in Texas Holdem. Players must use only two hole cards and three cards from the table to create the best five card poker hand. The pot is divided between the best high and the best low poker hands. The main rule for Omaha Hi/Lo is “8 or better”, which means that hand must be 8-7-6-5-4 or lower to take a low portion of the pot (straights and flushes does not count). The pot is divided only if there is a low pot, if doesn't only the highest hand wins the pot.
Look at the example for the lowest hands (from the best to the worst):
5, 4, 3, 2, A
6, 4, 3, 2, A
6, 5, 4, 3, 2
7, 5, 4, 3, 2
7, 6, 5, 2, A
7, 6, 5, 4, 2
8, 4, 3, 2, A
8, 6, 4, 2, A
8, 7, 6, 5, 3
8, 7, 6, 5, 4
5 card draw – is probably one of the easiest games to understand the rules. Each player is dealt 5 hole cards, that only he can see. There is only one draw, where players can replace selected cards (if they want to). In this kind of poker, there are only two betting rounds, before the draw and after the draw.
7 card stud 2-7 draw (Lowball) – it's a kind of draw poker, where players are dealt 5 hole cards. After first round of betting every player can draw selected cards (from 0 to all 5). After this draw there is another round of betting. If there are still at least two players, there will be showdown between them. In this kind of poker, the best hand is with the lowest cards. You should remember that flushes and straights are counting to the hand, and Aces are always counting as highest card.
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