Poker Rules

How to play 7-Card Stud and 5-Card Stud – Rules, FAQ, Strategy and Tips

Introduction Stud games were the most commonly played form of poker before the Texas Hold’em era. These days, it’s still around, although far behind Hold’em and Omaha in popularity. You can play it on PokerStars and you’ll find multiple Stud events at the WSOP each year. Stud games are a whole separate family of poker […]

How to play Courchevel – Rules, FAQ, Strategy and Tips

Introduction Courchevel is a community card poker game. It is in the same family as No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha, the two most commonly played poker types. However, Courchevel is one of the least known and played poker games out there. The biggest exposure this game got was when PokerStars added it to their selection, […]

How to play Badugi – Rules, FAQ, Strategy and Tips

Introduction Badugi is a fairly new and special draw poker game. Despite not being all that well known, occasionally you will see some of poker’s biggest stars playing it and talking about it. It is a draw poker game that is usually played with betting limits. Badugi is also a lowball game, meaning the lowest […]

How to play Open Face Chinese – Rules, FAQ, Strategy and Tips

Introduction Open-Face Chinese is the most popular form of Chinese poker. It’s an unusual one if you’re used to No-Limit Hold’em. First off, this game is not played for chips, but points instead. The most characteristic element of poker, betting, is also eliminated. Your hand gets scored according to a standardized system. What OFC keeps […]

How to play 5-Card Draw – Rules, FAQ, Strategy and Tips

Introduction 5-Card Draw is the oldest form of poker. The entire poker evolution started with this game over 200 years ago. Therefore, it’s also the simplest poker type. This is a very basic draw poker game with a single draw and two betting rounds. There is little room for strategy and skill – most likely […]

How to play Razz – Rules, FAQ, Strategy and Tips

Introduction Razz, part of the Stud games family, is one of the most popular and oldest lowball poker games out there. Lowball means that the hand with the lowest 5 cards wins the pot – the classic Hold’em poker hand ranking doesn’t apply here. Razz events are regularly featured on the World Series of Poker […]

How to play 6+ Hold’em – Rules, FAQ, Strategy and Tips

Introduction 6+ – or as it’s often called, “Short-Deck” – Hold’em is the latest development in the poker evolution embraced by some of the game’s biggest stars. The basic idea is that all the 2’s, 3’s, 4’s and 5’s are removed from the deck so the game is played 36 cards instead of the regular […]

How to play 2-7 Triple Draw – Rules, FAQ, Strategy and Tips

Introduction 2-7 Triple Draw falls into the draw poker and the lowball poker categories. This means that there are no community cards dealt – like in the best known version of poker, No-Limit Hold’em – instead, the players are drawing from the deck to make their 5-card hands. The 5-Card Draw is the most popular […]

How to play Omaha Hi-Lo – Rules, FAQ, Strategy and Tips

Introduction Omaha Hi-Lo 8-or-Better is in the same “family” of poker games as the most popular ones out there, No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha. Evidently, as the name suggests, it’s a variation of the latter one. All of these games award some of the pot to the player who has the best 5-card hand at […]

How to play Texas Hold’em – Rules, FAQ, Strategy and Tips

Introduction No-Limit Texas Hold’em is, without any doubt, by far the most popular form of poker. In his classic 1979 poker strategy book Super/System, 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Doyle Brunson called No-Limit Holdem “the Cadillac of poker”. Please note, however, that that book was written in the 70’s, when the most commonly played game was […]