Five Popular Types of Poker Games
While most poker enthusiasts somewhat are familiar with Texas Holdem, there plenty of other types of poker available if you are getting bored with the same old rules. These types of poker are different by the number of betting rounds available, the cards used, hand values, number of players and rules. Most poker games can be divided into community card games, draw games or stud games – we’ve made up a list of the most popular types of poker games available in online poker rooms today.
Popular Types of Poker – Texas Hold’em
Texas Hold’em is probably the most popular type of poker game currently being played. This type of poker is also played in the World Series of Poker and in casinos from all around the world, including the USA.
When playing Texas Hold’em, all players are dealt two cards, often called hole cards or pocket cards, before waiting for 5 more community cards to be revealed by the dealer. There are four total rounds of betting in Texas Hold’em, which makes it interesting to watch or play since it’s very dynamic. The first betting round takes place once the pocket cards are dealt, the second betting round is after the dealer reveals the first three community cards, another betting round takes place after the fourth community card is revealed and the last betting round takes place after the last community card is seen.
The first three community cards are called the flop, the fourth is called the turn and the last community card is called the river. Players can use their pocket cards as well as any of the five community cards to make their best possible hand in any combination. Texas Hold’em can be played by up to eight players at a time.
Popular Types of Poker – Omaha Poker
Omaha is a type of poker game which can be played by up to 10 players at a time. It’s quite similar to Texas Holdem in the fact that there are 4 different rounds of betting but the difference is that players are given 4 pocket cards to begin with, instead of the traditional two. Also, in Omaha Poker the community cards are revealed immediately after the first betting round. Players must make their hands by using only two of the pocket cards and three of the community cards.
Popular Types of Poker – Low or High Chicago Poker
Chicago Poker is a stud type of poker game which can be played either for the lowest hand or the highest hand. In Low Chicago the player with the lowest possible spade faced down will win 50% of the pot. In High Chicago, the player with the highest spade faced down will win 50% of the pot. The rest of the pot is won by the player owning the best hand. In the case that the player has both the lowest or highest spade and the best hand, they will win the entire pot.
Popular Types of Poker – 5 Card Draw
In 5 Card Draw Poker, each player is given 5 cards and three of them may be traded for different cards.
Popular Types of Poker – 7 Card Stud
In 7 Card Stud Poker, players are given 7 cards with four of them side up and three of them side down. Players must make their hand from their seven available cards.