If you're wondering how to play poker then there are few better ways than signing up to an online poker site and playing a few games for free.
However there are a number of different variations of poker to learn and a top class player will have an understanding of each of them. Therefore, whether you're a complete newbie or a seasoned player who is looking to try something a little different, we have listed a number of the most popular forms of poker below.
Simply click on the game that interests you most and we will provide you with detailed rules of the game as well as a recommendation of the best poker site to test your new skills on.
|Community Poker Rules|
Community poker games rely on five cards being dealt up in the middle of the table for all players to use. These kind of games have become hugely popular over the last five years due to the explosion of Texas Holdem and to a lesser extent Omaha poker.
The articles below will teach you the rules of the most popular community poker games.
|Texas Holdem Rules - The Caidllac of poker, Texas Holdem is the most popular form of poker in the world. Each player gets two cards and then has to make the best possible poker hand using the five community cards in the middle of the table.|
|Omaha Poker Rules - In Omaha, players receive four hole cards and have to use exactly two of them (along with the community cards) to make to make the best poker hand possible.|
|Omaha Hi Lo Rules - Very smilar to Omaha, Hi-Lo awards half the pot to the player with the highest hand and half of the pot to the player with the lowest hand. Players compete to win both halves of the pot if possible.|
|sTUD POKER RULES|
If you want to be considered one of the world's best players, then you're going to need to have a strong understanding of Stud Poker. That's because Stud is the most established form of poker out there and has been played through the generations.
The more popular Stud games are described below.
|Razz Poker Rules - Part of the game of H.O.R.S.E game, Razz is a unique variation of poker that has developed a loyal following. To pick up the pot, your hand must be the lowest out there.|
|Seven Card Stud Rules - One of the most popular forms of poker, Seven Card stud has been around for years and is still found in a number of casinos as well as the largest live poker tournaments.|
|Seven Card Stud Hi Lo Rules - A varation of Seven Card Stud that follows the same rules as the standard game but splits the pot at the end of the hand between the player with the highest ranking cards and the player with the lowest.|
|DRAW POKER RULEs|
Like Stud, Draw poker is one of the most traditional forms of poker. Although the games may no longer draw the same size crowds as Holdem and Omaha tournaments, Draw poker still has a very loyal following among the older players in the poker community.
Below, is a list of the most popular Draw poker games and detailed descriptions on how to play them.
|Five Card Draw Rules - One of the easiest forms of poker to learn, Five Card Draw is simple to play with friends and family and is therefore used as the home game of choice.|
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