Poker Games

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 two hole cards. There is a total of five community cards and two 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

Omaha Poker

A variation of Holdem played with four hole cards instead of two.  At showdown, the best 5-card hand using two of your hole cards and three cards from the board wins.  Players are dealt four cards at the beginning.  Like Texas Holdem, there is a small blind and a big blind.
Omaha rules
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

Razz Poker

The goal in Razz Poker is to make the best 5-card low hand from seven cards.  Each player starts with two hole cards and one up-card; there are then three more rounds of up-cards, with betting after each card, and a final down card.  Each player ends up with seven cards.
Razz Poker rules
Razz Poker Strategy

7-Card Stud Poker

Each player gets dealt two hole cards and one up-card.  Then there is three more up- cards and a final down card, for a total of seven 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 two 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.