Type of Poker Games
Poker is a card game involving individualistic play and betting. Here a winner is judged by his hand of card combination and their ranks. These cards are often nit revealed till a game’s end. Poker game types depend on the number of cards involved, their deals, and cards that stay hidden. Poker games are always bet upon and their procedures vary from one game to another.
Hold’ Em – This is the most popular of poker games which involves six or nine players. At start each player has two hole cards followed by three community card rounds. These community card dealings are always done face up. Betting takes place after distribution of each round of community cards, i.e. after ‘the flop’, ‘the turn’, and ‘the river’. Players can change their bets after every round. However, no betting is allowed after three rounds of card distribution. In the end, the player with the best ‘five-card’ hand becomes the winner.
Stud – This is an eight players’ card poker game usually played at homes. Stud is a combination of face-up and face-down rounds with betting taking place after each round. Game begins with each player having one up-card two hole cards followed by three rounds of up-cards with betting after each round. A final round of down card is made followed by a final round of betting. Player having the best 5-card combination wins.
Draw Poker – In this poker game players are allowed to replace their hand of cards by drawing from a deck. Draw Poker could be of different draw types such as 5-card, A-5 triple, 2-7 single, 2-7 triple, and Bagudi.
Mixed Games – In this variation, players are allowed to play different poker games on the same table.