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What Are The Types Of Poker Games Played

by Ritwik Sharman Professional Poker Player

Poker is undoubtedly one of the most widely played games in the world. There is fun involved, along with some hard tricks and misses. Everybody wants to master this game since it requires skill, tactics, and knowledge of the rules. Players prefer experimenting with new methods and moves to turn luck in their favour. Not only that, but they also try to use their best hand at the time when they feel the opponent is weak. The player with the largest hand wins the pot and takes all the collections home.

Every game requires a strategy, trick, and last but not least, luck. Winning is important but winning grandly is what players seek. There are websites for people to download poker game or even play them online. The most popular ones are:

  1. Texas Hold’em: The game involves a deck of 52 cards. Each player gets two cards face down from the dealer. There are five community cards placed at the centre of the table. The best five-card poker hand combination wins.

  2. Pot Limit Omaha: This is quite like Texas Hold’em. The prime difference is that players of Omaha start with four cards instead of two to form the best five-card combination.

  3. Seven Card Stud: This is played with two to eight players. There are no community cards. Players start with three cards: two face down and one face up. Eventually, each player receives seven cards throughout the course – three face down and four face up. Make use of five cards that are available for the poker hand.

  4. 2-7 Triple Draw: The maximum number of players is six, where they must make a poker hand with the lowest possible cards. The game is divided into four rounds with three draws per round.

  5. Chinese Poker: It is a newer version of the regular Chinese poker where players play for winning points, not money.

What is a poker glossary?

The game of poker has its language, known as the ‘poker talk.’ Those new to the game should learn these poker terms:

  1. Act: Check, place, raise, or fold
  2. Action: The player who is playing the turn
  3. Active player: Player competing for the pot
  4. Add-on: Purchase of additional chips to add to the stack
  5. All-in: Placing all the chips that are remaining with the player
  6. Bankroll: The money kept for dealing
  7. Big blind: The larger hand of the two blind hands in Hold’em or Omaha located two players to the left of the dealer
  8. Big hand: A good hand
  9. Bluff: A raise that appears to be a good hand when the venture has a better hand
  10. Check and Raise: For checking initially, but make a raise if a player speculates after the initial check

Many other terms are available, but these are the ones that are most used. Interested players can opt for free poker games download using their PCs or smartphones. There are several poker game applications compatible with different operating systems made available for download from the app gallery. Players also get exclusive bonuses and promotions if they download the poker app.


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About Ritwik Sharman Freshman   Professional Poker Player

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Joined APSense since, May 9th, 2020, From Mumbai, India.

Created on Jun 10th 2020 18:19. Viewed 479 times.

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