Types of Poker

Poker is a popular family of card games where players place wagers over which hand lies with them depending on the rules of the game. It originated in Europe but is now being played across the world in different variations. There are three varieties of poker: straight, spread and let it ride. In this article, we’ll look at the differences between these and look at the various poker strategies that work for each one.


Straight Poker – The most popular version of poker is straight poker. In this game, players collect pre-sized piles of playing chips and stand them around a table, splitting the pot between them when their opponents all folded. They then try to get the lowest total hands they can. If they succeed, they fold – and take their winnings. This is considered a very simple game, and many players start out by only playing against other beginners.

A variation on straight is called Wild Card Poker. In Wild Card Poker, players start off with an ante of pre-sized piles of chips. Then, after the player has made four or five bids, the ante is raised to a new level. When it reaches this level, the players can either split the pot into smaller pots or all the chips in the ante pile are spent, whichever is deemed to be the highest value. Players do not have to use all the chips in the ante if they do not win, though they can if they win. Once the pot is raised to a certain amount, however, all the chips in it are burned and the new ante is set.

Seven-card stud poker is a variation of seven-card stud. In stud poker, the player has seven cards to deal with. The remaining deck is made up of jokers and the players may each use a single joker (usually) to face-up (or lay face down) and pass the deck. If anyone has a top hand, the player may raise the hand. The last two players in the table deal the regular seven cards and place them in the middle of the table. If there is a draw, as in stud poker, the person with the strongest cards after the draw will “call” the other players’s high hand and take the pot.

Draw Poker is another type of seven-card stud poker. In draw poker, the players remove seven cards from the top of the deck face down. This is followed by removing two more cards from the top face down and another two. The final four cards, called the flop, are placed in the center of the playing area and are turned over face up.

After the flop, each player has to either call (lay face down) or raise (raise) the bet which covers all their cards except for theces, which are not covered by any raise. After the flop, each player is dealt five cards face down, the dealer then counts how many players are present. A deal is made according to a pre-arranged sequence of sequences that start with the player who has the highest hands (lowest number of times raised). All winning deals in draw poker are made exclusively by the dealer and no one else can make a call.