Read about the rules for the most popular poker games and some basic strategy for Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha H/L, Razz and 7-Card Stud.
Texas Holdem Poker
Each player starts with 2 hole cards. There are a total of 5
community cards and 2 hole cards. The two cards dealt to each
player are the hole cards. The community cards are dealt face up, any
player may use any of the community cards.
Texas Holdem rules
No-limit Holdem Strategy
Limit Holdem Strategy
A variation of Holdem played with 4 hole cards instead
of 2. At showdown, the best 5-card hand using 2
of your hole cards and 3 cards from the board wins.
Players are dealt 4 cards at the beginning. Like Texas Holdem,
there is a small blind and a big blind.
Omaha Poker Strategy
Omaha Hi/Low Poker
Omaha Hi/Lo is a mixture of Omaha and
7-Card Stud H/L. The betting and blinds are same as Omaha.
At the showdown, the pot is split between the holder of the highest
hand, and the holder of the lowest hand, if there is a low hand.
Omaha Hi/Low rules
Omaha Hi/Low Strategy
The goal in Razz Poker is to make the best 5-card low hand
from 7 cards. Each player starts with 2 hole cards and 1
up-card; there are then 3 more rounds of up-cards, with betting after each
card, and a final down card. Each player ends up with 7 cards.
Razz Poker rules
Razz Poker Strategy
7-Card Stud Poker
Each player gets dealt 2 hole cards and 1 up-card.
Then there is 3 more up- cards and a final down card, for a total of 7
cards. The player holding the best hand 5-card hand wins. Aces
can be played both as a high and a low hands.
Seven Card Stud Poker rules
7-Card Stud Strategy
7-Card Stud H/L Strategy
5-Card Draw Poker
There is up to 2 betting rounds in a 5 Card Draw hand. Bet and raises are set at the lower limit during the first round. After the first betting round you may discard and draw from 0 to 5 cards....... Read more on Five Card Draw rules.