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Online Poker Rules

If you are looking for online poker rules to help you truly understand the rules in depth of all poker games, this might be a good place to start your search. Our associated writers is of very high quality, and most of them has been dedicated members in the poker community for years. Good luck out there, and hope you enjoy our poker rules descriptions.

General poker rules

A very good, simple and easy to use general poker rules set of all the stages in a Texas Hold'em Poker hand. The general rules are designed in a step by step walkthrough manner, in order to help poker beginners learn the game, and introduce beginners to different stages from the cards are given to showdown.
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Texas Hold'em Poker rules

Texas Hold'em poker, also known as Texas Hold'em, is a poker game in which each player receives two cards (hole cards) dealt face down, while five cards are dealt face up on the table. All players play their best five cards using any combination of their two downcards and the five common cards on the table. The best five-card poker hand among those in contention for the pot wins. Texas hold'em is the the most popular online poker variant, and all online poker Rooms offers this game.
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7 Card Stud Poker rules

A maximum of eight players can play at a 7 Card Stud poker table. There are five betting rounds in a complete game of 7 Card Stud, not including the ante. Each player, starting from seat 1 (the seat to the left of the dealer), is dealt two cards face down, then four cards face up, and the final (river) card is dealt face down. 7 Card Stud is very popular, and most online poker Rooms offers this game.
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7 Card Stud HL Poker rules

There can be a maximum of 8 players at a 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo poker table. There are five betting rounds in a complete game of 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo, not including the ante. Each player is dealt 2 cards face down, then 4 cards face up and the final river card is dealt face down. 7 Card Stud High/Low is offered by some online poker Rooms.
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Omaha Poker rules

Omaha poker is a poker game in which each player receives four cards (hole cards) dealt face down, while five cards are dealt face up on the table. All players play their best five cards, but they must use exactly two of their four hole cards in combination with exactly three of the five common cards on the table. The best five card poker hand among those in contention for the pot wins. Omaha is very popular, and most online poker Rooms offers this game.
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Omaha HL Poker rules

Omaha poker hi lo is dealt in the same manner as Omaha poker, but the "best" (highest) and "worst" (lowest) hands split the pot. Aces count for low in low and either high or low in high. An A-2-3-4-5 is the best hand for low and and also makes a straight. To win low, your hand must be an 8 low or lower. Since different two card combination can be used from your hand for high and for low and the same player may win both high and low in the same hand, this game provides even more drawing opportunities per player than the high version of Omaha. These games can get very fast and furious.
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Draw Poker rules

Draw poker is played by a maximum of eight players. Draw poker is a poker game in which each player receives five cards dealt face down. There are two betting rounds. Those players who stay in on the first round have a chance to change or improve their five card hands by replacing none, some, or all of their cards. After players receive replacements (in an exchange known as the draw), there is a second round of betting, followed by a showdown. In Double Draw, there are two opportunities to change cards and an additional round of betting. At that point, the highest hand among active players (those remaining in contention for the pot) wins the pot. Draw is not offered by all online poker Rooms.
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Razz Poker rules

Razz poker is Seven Card Stud played for low, but with no qualifier. That is, the winning hand does not have to be an 8 low or better. Razz is not offered by all online poker Rooms.
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Lowball Poker rules

Lowball poker is played by a maximum of eight players. Lowball is a variant of Draw in which the lowest hand wins. Each player receives five cards dealt face down. There are two betting rounds. Those players who stay in on the first round have a chance to change or improve their five card hands by replacing none, some, or all of their cards. After players receive replacements (in an exchange known as the draw), there is a second round of betting, followed by a showdown. At that point, the lowest hand among active players (those remaining in contention for the pot) wins the pot. Lowball is not offered by all online poker Rooms.
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Poker tournament rules

By participating in any poker tournament, you agree to abide by the rules and behave in a courteous manner. A violator may be verbally warned, suspended from play for a specified length of time, or disqualified from the tournament. Chips from a disqualified participant will be removed from play. Tournaments are offered by all online poker Rooms, and is getting more popular by the hour, because of the heavy interest from Tournament Poker in TV.
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Badugi poker

Lately a new game, Badugi, is slowly gaining ground around the poker world. It can be played in some online poker rooms and can also be found in Bobby's room in Vegas where it is a new favorite among the top players such as Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu and David Benyamine. Read the rules and strategy article...

Chinese Poker

Chinese poker is less well known than other poker variants-like Texas Holdem - but it is quickly gaining in popularity. A major reason for the surge in popularity for Chinese poker is that it is, by and large, easier to play and learn than a more complex game like Texas Holdem. Still, there is a certain level of know-how and skill that can separate good Chinese poker players from bad ones. Normally the game is played with four players, but it can be played with two, three or five as well. Read article...

Pineapple Poker

So you enjoy Texas Holdem and Omaha and are looking for a new community card game to try. Have you considered Pineapple? Pineapple is more than just a delicious fruit, it's also a great poker game spread in many California card rooms and occasionally found online. If you like holdem or Omaha, you'll probably enjoy Pineapple too. Here are the basics of Pineapple. Read article...

Other poker rules and strategy

Basic poker
Texam holdem poker
7 card stud poker
7 card stud high/low poker
Omaha poker
Omaha high/low poker
Draw poker
Razz poker
Lowball poker
Tournament poker
Badugi poker
Chinese poker
Pineapple poker
Manilla poker