Variations of Poker

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Variations of Poker

Postby JoeyKnish » Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:49 am

Texas Hold’em
This is a simple game to learn but a hard game to master. Each player is dealt two personal cards and then five community cards are turned up on the board. You make the best five-card hand using any combination of the seven cards.

1. Post Small and Big Blinds.
2. Deal two hole cards face down.
3. Begin betting.
4. Deal three cards on the Flop.
5. Deal one card on the Turn.
6. Deal one card on the River.
7. Use any combination of hole cards and community cards to make the best hand.

Omaha
In Omaha Hold’em you are dealt four hole cards (instead of two). In order to make a hand a player must use precisely two hole cards with three board cards. The betting is the same as in Texas Hold’em. At the showdown, the entire five-card hand should be shown to receive the pot.

1. Post Small and Big Blinds.
2. Deal four hole cards face down.
3. Begin betting.
4. Deal three cards on the Flop.
5. Deal one card on the Turn.
6. Deal one card on the River.
7. Must use two hole cards and three community cards to make the best hand.

Pineapple, Crazy Pineapple and Tahoe
These are three different styles of Texas Hold’em. You are initially dealt three cards instead of two. In Pineapple, you immediately discard one of the three cards you are dealt, and the poker game proceeds exactly as in Texas Hold’em. In Crazy Pineapple, you discard the third card after the second betting round, before the fourth community card is dealt. In Tahoe, you keep all three cards through showdown, but may not use all three of them to make a poker hand—you may use none, one, or two cards from your hand, combined with those on the board, to make your final five-card hand.

Pineapple

1. Post Small and Big Blinds.
2. Deal three hole cards face down.
3. Begin betting.
4. Discard one hole card.
5. Deal three cards on the Flop.
6. Deal one card on the Turn.
7. Deal one card on the River.
8. Use any combination of hole cards and community cards to make the best hand.

Crazy Pineapple

1. Post Small and Big Blinds.
2. Deal three Hole Cards face down.
3. Begin betting.
4. Deal three cards on the Flop.
5. After second round of betting, discard one Hole Card.
6. Deal one card on the Turn.
7. Deal one card on the River.
8. Use any combination of hole cards and community cards to make the best hand.

Tahoe

1. Post Small and Big Blinds.
2. Deal three hole cards face down.
3. Begin betting.
4. Deal three cards on the Flop.
5. Deal one card on the Turn.
6. Deal one card on the River.
7. Use up to two (zero, one or two) hole cards in combination with the community cards in order to make the best hand.

Double Flop Hold’em
Just as the name implies, two flops are dealt, which means you will have more cards to choose from in order to make your hand.

1. Post Small and Big Blinds.
2. Deal two hole cards face down.
3. Begin betting.
4. Deal two Flops, each with three cards.
5. Deal a one-card Turn on each Flop.
6. Deal a one-card River on each Flop.
7. For each Flop, use any combination of hole cards and community cards to make the best hand. The pot is split between the winners of each Flop.

Super Hold’em
Super Hold’em is played just like regular Texas Hold’em, but you receive one extra hole card. That makes a total of three hole cards.

1. Post Small and Big Blinds.
2. Deal three hole cards face down.
3. Begin betting.
4. Deal three cards on the Flop.
5. Deal one card on the Turn.
6. Deal one card on the River.
7. Use any combination of hole cards and community cards to make the best hand.

Five-Card Draw
This is the classic poker from the Wild West. Many call this game “beginners’ poker.” There are no community cards. Played with five dealt cards with the option to discard up to three cards. You may also discard four cards if your remaining one card is an ace. The winner is chosen by the highest hand.

1. Ante up.
2. Deal five cards face down.
3. Begin betting.
4. Discard up to three cards. (four cards if you have an ace).
5. Dealer “draws” to replace any discarded cards.
6. Begin the second and final round of betting.
7. The best hand takes the pot.

Seven-Card Stud
Seven-card stud is considered the poker player’s poker game. In this game you are given two cards down and one up, which everyone can see. Then you are dealt additional cards called “streets” until you have seven cards in your hand. Then you try to make the best five card hand possible.

1. Ante up.
2. Deal two hole cards face down and one card face up.
3. Lowest card face up brings in the bet.
4. Deal one card, “4th Street,” face up to each player.
5. Resume betting with highest card “hand” showing.
6. Deal one card, “5th Street,” face up to each player.
7. Resume betting with a higher minimum bet.
8. Deal one card, “6th Street,” face up to each player.
9. Deal one card face down to each player, known as “7th Street” or “The River.”
10. Use any combination of cards to make the best five-card hand.

Triple Draw
This is actually five-card draw with some crazy twists. In the case of our variation 2-7 draw, the lowest hand wins, but straights and flushes count and aces are considered high. Thus, A2345 is a very bad hand and the best possible hand is 23457 (and it can’t be a flush).

1. Post Small and Big Blinds.
2. Deal five cards face down.
3. Begin betting.
4. Discard up to all five cards. Discard no cards to “stand pat.”
5. Dealer “draws” to replace any discarded cards.
6. Second round of betting.
7. Discard up to all five cards.
8. Dealer “draws” to replace any discarded cards.
9. Third round of betting.
10. Discard up to all five cards.
11. Dealer “draws” to replace any discarded cards.
12. Followed by a final round of betting.
13. Worst (lowest) hand wins. “Wheel” is 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 with no Flush.

Billabong Poker
You are dealt three down cards and one up card, for a total of four hole cards. Next, three community cards are dealt (the flop), followed by a second betting round. Then a fourth community card is dealt (the turn), followed by a third betting round. Finally a fifth community card is dealt (the river), followed by a final betting round and showdown. You play the best five-card poker hand you can make using three or four of the cards in your hand plus one or two of the five community cards.

1. Post Small and Big Blinds.
2. Deal three hole cards face down and one card face up.
3. Begin betting.
4. Deal three cards on the Flop.
5. Deal one card on the Turn.
6. Deal one card on the River.
7. Use three or four hole cards in combination with one or two community cards in order to make the best five-card hand.

Shanghai
Shanghai poker is similar to Tahoe poker, with the exception that the flop and the turn consist of two cards each. To play, you are first dealt three hole cards, which is followed by the first betting round. Next, two community cards are dealt (the flop), followed by the second betting round. Then two additional community cards are dealt (the turn), followed by the third betting round. Finally a fifth and final community card is dealt (the river), followed by the final betting round and the showdown. You play the best five-card poker hand you can make using up to two (zero, one or two) of the three cards in your hand plus the five community cards in any combination. Shanghai offers exciting play by revealing fewer cards in the flop, leaving a bigger surprise for later rounds.

1. Post Small and Big Blinds.
2. Deal three hole cards face down.
3. Begin betting.
4. Deal two cards on the Flop.
5. Deal two cards on the Turn.
6. Deal one card on the River.
7. Use up to two (zero, one or two) hole cards in combination with the community cards in order to make the best five-card hand.

Taken from http://www.cravegames.com/Games/craveWCP/games/index.html
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Re: Variations of Poker

Postby JoeyKnish » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:01 am

First time I'm hearing of Tahoe, Billabong Poker and Shanghai! :o
Maybe I should try Shanghai, since I'm actually going there in like 2 days!
Hmm...I wonder if the locals there know it....

So far the only other variation that I've played is Crazy Pineapple at...where else...Simei. :D
We should play it sometime, there's a lot more action going, pots are bigger, betting's more aggressive.
Why? Cuz of the extra pocket card! Almost no one folds pre-flop. Almost.

But ppl tend to take a longer time to bet during the flop, cos they have to muck one pocket.
You would too, if you're have to face decisions like breaking up your pocket aces to go for a straight or flush draw :lol:
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Re: Variations of Poker

Postby DM101 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:02 pm

Good post vin.
Our forum needs more postings coming...
I dun mind to try the Gila Pineapple just for the fun of it. :lol:
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