Texas Holdem is taking over the world, but believe it or not, there are many other poker games you can play. Most of them fall into one of three categories:
– Stud Games (for example 7 card stud)
– Draw Games (for example 5 card draw)
– Shared Hand Games (for example Texas Holdem)
There are also some other obscure games that do not fit into these categories, some of which are becoming increasingly popular high / low pig, bid poker and guts. In almost all types of poker game the hand rankings are the same, with very few minor exceptions, become the more or less “home-made” rules.
Here are brief descriptions of some other poker games:
5 Card Draw Poker
Played by 3-7 players. Each gets five cards and there is a round of betting based on the hands. After the betting players can now put up to three cards back in exchange new. (There is one exception where a player four cards if he shows the fifth to be an ace exchange) .There is another round of betting and the best hand wins. Draw poker was once the standard way to play, but it has of course been overtaken by Texas Holdem.
7 Card Stud Poker
Played by 3-10 players. Players are dealt two cards face down and one face and there is a round of betting. Cards 4, 5 and six are then dealt with betting on each round. The final card is dealt face down, and there is another round of betting before the showdown. 7 Card Stud Poker is still a popular game and is probably the second moment in Texas Holdem.
That’s played a game of poker in a casino between the player and the dealer. Each gets five cards and the player must decide whether his card is worth betting on, after he first card.if the dealer, the player has a better hand than the dealer he is paid in a fixed odds system depending on the strength of his hand. The fixed odds range from evens for a pair or high card 100-1 for a royal flush.
Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow is a fairly complicated casino game between the dealer and up to seven players played. There is a Joker, as either an ace or a card is required to a flush or straight counts, played. There are two variations in hand ranks compared to standard poker rankings, the highest hand is five Aces and the straight A2345 is the second player to AKQJT.The space and distributors are seven cards they each in two hands and two divided by five. The five card hand must be better than the two card hand. The dealer then shows his cards and plays against each player five cards in the dealer’s hand to five cards in the player’s hand and two cards in the dealer’s hand against two cards in the player’s hand.
If the dealer wins both hands he wins.
If the player wins both hands he wins.
If each player wins one hand there is a “push” which means no money changes hands.
If a hand tied the dealer wins, ie:
Dealer / Tie – dealer wins.
Player / Tie – Push.
Necktie / Tie – dealer wins.
By far the most popular poker game in the world today, probably because it is very easy to learn but hard to master. Two cards are dealt to all players to the table (the flop), another face on the table (the turn) on the table as the river is known, then three face, then a final card face up. Players use their own two (hole) cards and any three from the table to make the best five card hand. There is a round of betting before the flop then before the turn and river, and finally after the river card is dealt.