It can be said that poker is a big nosegay of games separated into several groups depending on eth general rules that apply for each game. There are four main groups – Community, Stud, Draw and Lowball poker games. – Community games – The games from this group are played with community /board/ cards, which are dealt in the middle of the table.
These cards are called community because all players used them in order to form their best hands. The games from this group are the most popular for the moment and they include: Texas Holdem – played from 2 to 10 players. It starts with Blinds before the cards are dealt. Once the blinds are posted, each player is dealt with two hole cards, then a betting round occur.
Then are the Flop, the Turn and the River, when are dealt the community cards. The betting rounds occur after each dealing round. The winner is determined when the active players show their cards. Omaha Holdem – this poker game is similar to Texas Holdem, but here the players are dealt with four hole cards instead of two and they must make their hands with three of the community cards and two of the hole cards. – Stud games – In these games the players receive personally several up cards and several down cards. The games start with an ante. The player with the lowest upcard opens the first betting round.
This group is presented by the poker game known as the best choice of the nut-players � seven-card stud. Seven-card stud – this poker game is played from 3 to 5 players. The first dealt cards are two cards down and one card up to each player and once all the players receive their cards a betting round occurs. Then another card is dealt up and another betting round this is repeated until there is four cards face up.
Then a final card is dealt down and a final betting round held. – Draw games – in this group of poker games the betting rounds are only two. Each player is dealt the number of the cards, required for the current type of the game in one dealing round. They can discard some of the cards or all of them.
The winner is the player with the highest hand. This group is represented by 5 Draw poker, Jacks Or Better, Chinese Poker and etc. – Lowball games – this is draw poker game but here the winner is the player with the lowest hand.