Poker Basics

By | February 3, 2013

Poker is a card game usually played between family members, friends and in clubs. Earlier this game was played with only 20 cards between 4 players betting on which players hand was the most valuable. Later on when this game became well developed, it was played with 52-cards and flush was also introduced during this period. There are many variations of this game, few of them are “stud poker” , “wild card“, “lowball“, and split-pot poker.

Poker has many variations, below are 3 of them:

Straight Poker

A player has to bet in one round with raising the bets each time. This type of poker is the oldest games of poker in history , which was played during 17th century as well. This game is very popular these days as well and it is known as “primero” , it is still very popular in U.K.

Stud Poker

Cards are arranged in combination of face-down and face-up rounds with a round of betting following each. This is the second oldest poker game after straight and it has 2 variations , one is “5-card hand” and another is “7 card stud“, in which 2 extra cards are given to each player.

Flop Poker

This game is another variation of stud in which players are dealt an incomplete hand of face-down cards and face-up community’s number are dealt to the center of the table,which can be used by one of players to make a 5-card hand.This game is very popular in U.K and United States.