Variations of Poker


There are many variations of Poker. These include draw Poker, casino-style Poker, and Texas Hold’em. Most variants have betting intervals, with one player having the privilege and obligation to make the first bet. In a poker game, each player places a certain number of chips into the pot, equal to the total contribution of the player before him. The player who places all his chips into the pot is considered an “active player,” and the other players are passive.

The lowest hand in a standard game of Poker is a 7-5-4-3-2. In some games, an ace is treated as the lowest card. Two pairs of aces are considered a low hand, as are three of a kind. If no one holds an ace, the other two players win the hand. These two hands can be the same suit or different suits. There are other poker hands based on the number of cards in a pair.

Limits on the number of chips in a pot vary from game to game, but generally range from two to five or ten. A typical game’s limits are two to five chips before a draw and ten after the draw. The limit on raising is equal to the amount of the previous bet. However, the limits on betting are not the same in pot-limit games, where the maximum limit on bets and raises is ten.