There’s More to Poker than Texas Hold’em!

Friday, 22. February 2013

[ English ]

Texas hold’em is taking over the globe, but believe it or not there are many other poker games it is possible to play. Most of them fall into one of three categories:

- Stud Games (for example seven card stud)

- Draw Games (for instance 7 card draw)

- Shared Side Games (for instance Hold’em)

There are also a few other obscure games that don’t fit into these categories, some of the additional well-known of which are high/low pig, bid poker and guts. In practically all types of poker casino game the grip rankings are the exact same, with a incredibly few minor exceptions which have grow to be additional or less "home-made" rules.

Here are brief descriptions of a few distinct poker games:

5 Card Draw Poker

Played by three – seven players. Every is dealt 5 cards and there can be a circular of wagering based within the hands. Immediately after the betting players can now put up to 3 cards back in exchange for new ones. (There is one exception where a gambler can exchange 4 cards if he shows the fifth to be an ace). There is a further spherical of betting and the finest side wins. Draw poker was once the standard method to wager on except it has of course been overtaken by Holdem.

5 Card Stud Poker

Played by 3 – ten players. Players are dealt 2 cards experience down and one deal with up and there is often a spherical of betting. Cards 4, 4 and six are then dealt confront up with wagering on every round. The final card is dealt deal with down and there is another circular of betting before the showdown. five Card Stud Poker is still a common casino game and is probably second at the moment to Hold em.

Caribbean Poker

This can be a poker casino game bet in a gambling house in between the player and the dealer. Each gets 5 cards and the player has to decide regardless of whether his card is worth wagering on soon after seeing the croupier’s initial card. If the gambler has a greater grip than the dealer he is paid out in a fixed odds system depending to the strength of his hand. The fixed odds range from evens for a pair or great card to one hundred to one for a royal flush.

Pai-gow Poker

Pai-gow can be a fairly complicated gambling house game bet between the dealer and as much as seven players. It’s bet with a joker which counts as either an ace or any card needed to complete a flush or straight. You’ll find 2 variations in grip ranks compared to standard poker rankings, the highest grip is 5 Aces and the straight A2345 is ranked second to AKQJT. The players and dealer are dealt seven cards every which they split into 2 hands of five and 2. The 5 card hands must be superior than the two card hand. The croupier then exhibits his cards and plays against every single player, the dealer’s five card grip against the player’s five card hands and the dealer’s 2 card palm towards the player’s two card hand.

If the croupier wins both hands he wins.

If the gambler wins both hands he wins.

If just about every player wins one hand there’s a "push" which means no money changes hands.

If any grip is tied the croupier wins it, so:

Dealer/Tie – dealer wins.

Player/Tie – push.

Tie/Tie – croupier wins.


By far the most preferred poker casino game in the world these days, possibly because it truly is very easy to learn but very tough to master. Two cards are dealt to each player, then 3 face up within the table (the flop), another deal with up to the table (the turn), then a final card confront up within the table recognized as the river. Players use their own 2 (hole) cards and any three from the table to generate the best five card hand. There is a spherical of wagering before the flop then prior to the turn and river, and finally following the river card is dealt.

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