Poker is one of the most fun and competitive games in the casino. Poker has started gaining popularity in the 19th-century. The main versions of poker are stud, draw, and community card game. Later on, there have been dozens of variations created in playing poker, especially in the online world. Basically, the follow the same order of play. They only differ on the number of betting rounds, what cards are dealt, or which hand values are used.
Let us introduce to you some of the most popular variations of the poker game:
Texas Hold ‘Em
Texas Hold ‘Em is the most popular and the most played version of poker in 2017. Each player will receive two concealed cards. There will be five community cards that are dealt face up available for everyone in three stages.
Omaha follows the same mechanics with Texas Hold ‘Em expect that the players are given four cards instead of two. The players must make her best hand using two of the four dealt cards, plus three of the five community cards.
Seven Card Stud
Also known as Seven-Toed-Pete, this variant of stud poker is popularly played across the United States. The game starts with the dealer dealing two cards face down and one face up to the players. There is a betting opportunity every after the cards are dealt.
Five Card Draw
One of the most common versions of poker being played by beginners is the 5-card draw. Each player is given five concealed cards. They have the opportunity to “draw” cards from the deck. Betting rounds are done before and after the draw.
In Razz, each player is dealt seven cards. The first two and the seventh are concealed. Since Razz is a low ball poker game, the lowest hand wins. The best possible hand is A-2-3-4-5. Moreover, players should avoid hitting a pair.
This variation of poker can be played for the lowest or the highest hand. In Low Chicago, the player with the lowest spade wins half the pot. On the other hand, the player with the highest space face down wins half the pot in High Chicago.
Follow the Queen
This type of stud poker in which players are also being dealt with seven cards. When a queen is flipped, a wild card is designated to be exposed. If no queens are flipped, no wild cards will be exposed.
HORSE is a combination of different variations of poker games. It stands for Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, Seven-Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Eight. In playing this game, players are only allowed to make a predetermined sized of the bet.
This version of poker is very easy to play. Players are being dealt with four hole-cards. When the flop is dealt, they are required to discard two of the four cards.
Badugi is a type of draw poker, however, players are being dealt with four cards instead. Players should avoid hitting a pair and having more than one card of the same suit.
These are just a few of the most popular versions and variations of the poker game.