Know about Poker and its diverse forms

Poker is a game that is popular all over the world. It is a betting game and can be played in poker clubs or online. One such website is where users can play the game. Poker is also known as the national card game in the United States. There are many variants of poker available all across the globe. There are five cards in a poker hand. One player has to bet that he/she has the best hand. Other players may either ask to show or bet for having the best hands. Players cans also bluff in the site of the fact that they do not have best hands. These bluffing people can win if the ones having the best cards do not bet.

Betting limits

There are no-limits for playing games but most of the betting has some limits and has three popular methods.

Fixed limit

In this type of game, there is an established limit and before a draw, people can bet till the maximum limit and after the draw, they can double it. This type of betting is done in stud poker. If a player has a pair of cards, then he/she can also bet with higher limits that are more than the fixed amount.

Pot limit

In the pot limit, players cannot bet more than the amount in the pot. If the bet needs to be increased, more chips need to be put in the pot. After that, the bet can be raised according to the number of chips, which are now inside the pot. People can also raise the bet regardless of the number of chips in the pot.

Table stakes

This game is close to no limit game in which players can bet according to the number of chips present on the table.  He/she has the option of not betting more but for the present amount, they may call for a higher bet and then they have the right to compete for the pot. Other players can bet as per the number of chips they have. These players can also compete for the pot. If a player drops a pot, his/her rights are surrendered to the player for whose bet he/she has not made a call. In this game, the winners of the main pot and the side pots are different.

Types of Pokers

There are many types of pokers, which are discussed here.

Draw Poker

In ancient times, straight poker was played in which, players have five cards and the deal is started by one betting. The betting is started by the person who is sitting to the left of the dealer. After that, a showdown is done. The straight was converted into draw poker in 1850. In the draw poker, the player sitting to the left of the dealer throws his/her original cards without showing and gets other cards as a replacement. After this, second betting starts and showdown is done.

Stud Poker

There are two types of stud pokers, which include five studs and seven studs. In five stud poker, there are five cards alternatively arranged. In this arrangement, one card is faced up and other is faced down. There are three dealings in this game. The first better is the one who has the card of the highest rank.  In the seven stud poker, there are two hole cards and one faceup card. After that, three more faceup cards and one facedown card is there. In the showdown, the players have to choose the best five cards.