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Razz Poker – A Variation of 7 Card Poker

Razz Poker is a variation of 7 Card Stud. In Razz, players play only for the low hand. Straights don’t count so Ace, 2 ,3 ,4, 5 is the best hand. Razz is the “R” part of H.O.R.S.E. Poker. It is not played in H.O.S.E. Poker. Razz became much more popular after it was featured […]

One-on-One Poker – A Fun Way to Learn Poker

One-on-One Poker is also known as Heads-up Poker. The essence of the game is that two players play head-to-head. The basic rules of poker apply with a few relatively minor variations. Many land-based and online casinos offer One-on-one Poker. All variations of poker can be played as one-on-one Poker but a few predominate. They are […]

Omaha Hi-Lo Poker – Challenges That Don’t Exist When You Play High Only

Omaha Poker is a community card poker variation that shares some similarities with other community card games such as Texas Hold’em. The differences, however, are quite great. The similarities attract many new Omaha players but the differences sometimes make it difficult to adjust to Omaha poker. A player who wishes to have a substantial advantage […]

Lowball Triple Draw Poker – The Best Hand is Ace-2-3-4-5

Lowball Triple Draw is similar to 2-7 Triple Draw Poker. In Lowball Triple Draw the best hand is Ace-2-3-4-5. Straights and flushes don’t count in this variation at all. In Lowball Poker you have to change your focus. High hands are worthless! You will discard hands that you would love to have normally. The three […]

H.O.S.E. Poker – Four Poker Variations Played in Rotation

H.O.S.E. Poker is a tournament in which four poker variations are played in constant rotation. H.O.S.E. is similar to H.O.R.S.E. but it lacks Razz. The name is an acronym for the four games played: Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7 Card Stud and 8 High 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo. Playing a combination of games tests a player’s […]

Chinese Poker – Popular in Land-Based Casinos and Online

Chinese Poker is another of the many variations of poker that are quickly becoming popular both in land-based casinos and online. Each variation has its own twists which make it somewhat confusing at first; but the challenge of mastering a “new” game keeps many players’ interest piqued. Chinese Poker has long been popular in Southeast […]

7 Card Stud Hi-Lo – Compete for Two Pots

7 Card Stud Hi-Lo is a variation on 7 Card Stud – with the difference being that the players are competing for two pots – the highest and the lowest. Although this sounds easier, there is still a lot of skill and strategy involved! Sequence of Play Players place an ante on the table. The […]

2-7 Triple Draw Poker – High Hands Lose, Low Hands Win

2-7 Triple Draw Poker and its sibling Ace-5 Triple Draw Poker are two poker variations that require players to play low. We will discuss only 2-7 Triple Draw here. The key element in 2-7 Triple Draw is that high hands lose and low hands win. The game is played like standard draw poker but there […]

Pineapple Poker – It’s Texas Hold’em with a Twist

Pineapple Poker is a variation of Texas Hold’em with one important twist: players are dealt three hole cards and must discard one before the first round of betting. After the unwanted hole card is discarded the game proceeds exactly as in Hold’em. In addition to all aspects of strategy known to Hold’em players, there is […]

Badugi Poker – A Relatively New Game in the World of Poker

Poker is phenomenally popular world-wide. No wonder, then, that there are so many poker variations. In Badugi Poker, you play for the low hand, there are only four cards, and there are three draws. However, the biggest wrinkle that affects strategy is that all your cards must be unsuited and unpaired. As in lowball three-draw, […]