Poker Rules

General Poker Rules

There are a great number of poker varieties. But in spite of the differences, poker games have one common feature. The purpose of the game is to get a 5-card winning combination.

Texas Hold'Em

Texas Hold'Em is the most popular version of poker. Every player gets two cards and can use any combination of cards in the hands and on a table.

Omaha, Omaha Hold'em, Omaha High

Omaha the second popular poker game, and in the USA it is as widespread as Texas Hold'Em.

Every player gets four cards. The main difference from Texas Hold'Em is the fact that for making combination it is necessary to use three common cards on the table and only two of four of yours.

Omaha High-Low

It is a very interesting and elaborate version of Omaha game.

The rules are almost the same as in Omaha High. The difference is in separating the pot. The player with the best combination gets one part of the pot, and another player, who has weak hands, gets the other one. Ace may be the highest and the lowest card.

5 Cards Stud

Stud is an earlier poker version as compared with Texas Hold'Em and Omaha (but not the earliest one). Stud-poker was in background of popular poker. In fact the vast majority of popular versions appeared from Stud-poker.

The game is sufficiently conservative. There aren't any common cards in Stud-poker. The player may go it blind or open.

7 Cards Stud, 7 Cards Stud High

This is the latest and the most popular version of the stud poker. It is the third popular poker game. For a long time 1940-1980 7-card Stud was an absolute leader. Nowadays 7-card Stud (as 5-card Stud) has a lot of admirers, who like it more than popular Texas Hold'Em and Omaha.

The general rules are the same as in 5-card Stud. There is a difference between the quantity of cards, which every player usually get.


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