How to play poker depends on the version itself. Different poker versions have different gaming and dealing procedures and different wagering rounds. So in order to cater to the needs of all poker fans, we are going to discuss the gaming procedure of four of the most popular poker versions.
There is not skill or decision making needed in Straight Poker. In this game, each player will place an Ante bet and will be dealt 5 cards. A wagering round will then begin and players will raise and re-raise or fold. When the wagering round is over, each player will show his 5 cards and the showdown will begin and the highest poker hand will win.
Texas Holdem Poker:
Texas Holdem Poker is one of the most popular poker games in the world. It is generally the kind played in online poker venues and in the WSOP.
The game starts as each player places an Ante. They will then be dealt two cards each, which will only be seen by their owner. A wagering round will take place and players will raise, call or fold. After that, the dealer will deal the flop, which consists of three cards dealt on the poker table. Another betting round will initiate, a fourth card dealt, then another wagering round and the last card (the river card.) Finally, the last and the most aggressive betting round will take place. The remaining players will then reveal their two cards and the player who has the best 5 cards from the 2 cards in his hand and the 5 cards on the table will win the pot.
7-Card Stud Poker:
This game was the most played poker game in the world before it was overtaken by Texas Holdem Poker. In 7-card stud poker, players will start the game by placing an ante and they will also get 2 cards like Texas Holdem. This is followed by a wagering round and then each player will be dealt a card that is facing up. This same procedure will continue until each player has 2 cards facing down in his hand and 5 cards facing up. After the final wagering round, players will show their two cards and the best poker hand they can form from the seven cards they have. Some games might use community cards, which are shared cards.
5-Card Draw Poker:
5-card draw poker was adapted to video poker games. In this game, players will be dealt 5 cards at once, facing down. A wagering round will take place, then players will select the cards they want to replace. They will give them back to the dealer and get replacement cards forming the final 5-card poker hand. A last wagering round will take place before the showdown.