Poker is a very simple game that can have very high stakes at the end of the hand. There are many different types of poker that one can play. Five card stud, No limit Texas Hold ‘em and Omaha High Low are just a few of the variations that are available to a poker player. If you’re someone who doesn’t know the rules, here are some of the most commonly played variations and their rules.
In five-card stud, each player is given one card face up and one face down. The player with the lowest upcard (the card with the face up) makes a bet of either a full bet or half of the minimum bet(which is set by the dealer) to start the game. In a clockwise order, players may call on the opening bet, fold, which indicates they no longer play that hand or they can raise the pot. Cards are dealt until each player has a total of five cards. After the fourth card is dealt face up, the minimum bet is raised to double the original bet. Then the fifth card is dealt face up and followed by the final round of betting. The player with the best hand wins the game.
When playing Omaha High Low, you need to remember that this is a unusual type of poker, especially if you are accustomed to playing Five Card Stud at the tables. With Omaha High Low, there isn’t one winner of the pot, in fact, with this game the lowest hand around the table wins. Actually, the pot is split between the lowest and highest hands. To achieve a win, a player needs to use two hole cards and three cards from their board in combination to create the lowest and highest possible hands. To be eligible for a low hand, the cards must contain a 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, with aces being either low or high.
Now, No limit Texas Hold ‘em is a game that takes an incredible amount of skill combined with luck. Each player is dealt two cards referred to as their pocket. With this and the community cards on the table, the player makes the best hand possible with a total of five cards. After every player has their cards, the dealer discards the first card placing it face down and then lays down the “flop,” which consists of three cards. After betting is complete the dealer discards the next card and then lays down the “turn,” which is only one card.
Finally, after another round of betting the dealer again discards the next card and turns over the “river” card, which in many cases can complete a great hand. During each betting round, a player may bet as much or as little as they prefer, or they may go “all in”, in which case they put all of their chips into the pot, hoping to come out with the best hand. The player that manages to have the best hand wins the pot.