There is More to Poker than Texas Hold’em!


Posted by Mara | Posted in Poker | Posted on 03-02-2011

Hold em is taking over the world, except believe it or not there are lots of other poker games it is possible to play. Most of them fall into one of 3 categories:

- Stud Games (for example five card stud)

- Draw Games (for instance 9 card draw)

- Shared Hands Games (for instance Holdem)

You will discover also some other obscure games that do not fit into these categories, several of the far more well-liked of which are high/low pig, bid poker and guts. In almost all varieties of poker casino game the hand rankings are the exact same, having a quite several minor exceptions which have turn into a lot more or less "home-made" rules.

Here are brief descriptions of several diverse poker games:

9 Card Draw Poker

Bet by 3 – seven players. Each and every is dealt five cards and there is actually a spherical of wagering based about the hands. Following the wagering gamblers can now put up to three cards back in exchange for new ones. (There’s one exception where a gambler can exchange four cards if he exhibits the fifth to be an ace). There is a further round of betting and the very best grip wins. Draw poker was once the normal way to wager on except it has of course been overtaken by Texas holdem.

five Card Stud Poker

Played by three – 10 players. Players are dealt 2 cards experience down and one confront up and there can be a spherical of betting. Cards 4, 4 and six are then dealt face up with wagering on every single round. The final card is dealt confront down and there is an additional round of betting before the showdown. seven Card Stud Poker is still a preferred casino game and is possibly second at the moment to Texas hold em.

Caribbean Poker

This is actually a poker game bet in a betting house involving the player and the dealer. Every gets 5 cards and the gambler has to decide whether his card is worth wagering on after seeing the croupier’s initial card. If the gambler has a much better grip than the croupier he is paid out in a fixed odds system depending about the strength of his hand. The fixed odds range from evens for a pair or superior card to 100-1 for a royal flush.

Double-hand Poker

Pai gow can be a fairly complicated betting house casino game played among the croupier and as much as seven players. It can be wagered 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 hand ranks compared to common poker rankings, the highest grip is five Aces and the straight A2345 is ranked second to AKQJT. The gamblers and croupier are dealt seven cards each which they split into 2 hands of five and two. The five card hands must be much better than the two card hand. The dealer then shows his cards and plays against each gambler, the croupier’s 5 card hands against the player’s 5 card hand and the dealer’s 2 card hands in opposition to the gambler’s two card hand.

If the dealer wins both hands he wins.

If the player wins both hands he wins.

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

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

Dealer/Tie – dealer wins.

Player/Tie – push.

Tie/Tie – croupier wins.


By far the most well-known poker game in the world today, most likely because it can be extremely easy to learn except extremely hard to master. Two cards are dealt to every gambler, then three experience up to the table (the flop), one more confront up around the table (the turn), then a final card experience up on the table recognized as the river. Gamblers use their own 2 (hole) cards and any 3 from the table to produce the best five card hand. There is a spherical of wagering ahead of the flop then just before the turn and river, and finally right after the river card is dealt.

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