In Hold’em (also known as Texas Hold’em), players get two down cards and five community cards (which are face-up in the middle of the table). Your hand is determined by using the best five of those seven cards (in any combination) and the best hand wins the pot. Click here to see the Rank of Hands. (The pot may also be won by someone betting and no one calling prior to getting seven cards.)
As in Hold’em, in Omaha, players share five “community” cards (which are dealt face-up in the center of the table). In Omaha, players start with four “down” cards. In Omaha, you MUST use two of your four “down” cards along with three “up” cards (community cards) on the board to form your hand. (Click here to see the Rank of Hands). Upon the completion of betting, the best hand wins the pot.
OMAHA FOR HIGH LOW
Omaha for High Low is a version of Omaha. It is a “split pot” game. Over the past few years, it has been the fastest growing poker game in the world. Players love it because it is an action game.
SEVEN CARD STUD
In Seven Card Stud (the most common form of poker), players receive seven cards, three “down” cards and four “up” cards. Your “hand” is determined by using the best five of seven cards and the best hand wins the pot. Click here to see the Rank of Hands. (The pot may also be won by someone betting and no one calling prior to getting seven cards.)
SEVEN CARD STUD FOR HIGH LOW
Seven Card Stud for High/Low is a version of Seven Card Stud. It is a “split-pot” game. There is no qualifying on the “High” side – the best hand automatically wins half the pot and could win the whole pot. (Click here to see the Rank of Hands.) To win the “Low” side, however, you have to qualify (which is why the game is also called Seven Card Stud “8 or Better”).
DEUCE TO SEVEN TRIPLE DRAW
Deuce to Seven Triple Draw is a 5 card draw low game. Each player is dealt 5 hidden hole cards and the goal is to make the lowest possible 5 card hand. There are four rounds of betting and three draws in this game. After each round of betting players may discard from zero to five cards, and the dealer will deal them replacement cards. Maximum number of players in this game is 6.
Badugi is four card triple draw game where the lowest hand wins. Each player is dealt four cards face down and the goal is to make the lowest possible 4 card hand, each card of different suit, with no pairs (this is known as Badugi). There are four rounds of betting and three draws in this game. After each round of betting players may discard from zero to four cards, and the dealer will deal them the new cards.
Razz is a 7 card stud low game. It is played like 7 card stud, however the lowest wins. In this game every player gets 7 cards where they only use 5 cards as their final hand. There are five rounds of betting in this game. Razz is usually played with a maximum of eight players, with limit betting, meaning that there is a fixed amount that can be bet per player per round.
Badeucy is a combination of Badugi poker and Deuce to Seven Triple Draw. The pot in this game is split much like high-low split between the best Badugi poker hand and the best 2-7 triple draw hand. The betting structure and overall game play is almost the same as in standard poker game using blinds. A players’ hand contains five cards where only 4 cards are used to determine the best Badugi hand and 5 cards are used to determine the triple draw hand. During each of three drawing rounds, players can trade zero to three cards from their hands for new ones from the deck.
Badacey is a low-ball draw poker. Badacey is a combination of Badugi poker and A-5 Triple Draw, therefore the game process and user’s possible actions are almost the same. It is a high-low split pot variant in which half the pot goes to the player with the highest Badugi hand – A234 – and the remaining half goes to the one with the lowest hand – A2345 (suited or unsuited).
CHINA – CHINESE POKER
The new poker games – Chinese poker and Openface Chinese poker – are presented by Enterra.
RANK OF HANDS
Royal Flush: Ten, Jack, Queen, King, Ace of the same suit.
Straight Flush: straight with all five cards in the same suit.