Principles and basics of poker playing and gambling
If you want to master the card-rooms and rule each game of poker, remember that learning the basics of poker should be one of your first steps. Before you will be able to master fundamental aspects of poker, it will help you prepare for the game. Please visit our Poker Tips and Strategy 2023
As preparing and learning should be the most important for new poker players, and it could be helpful to understand what is behind each action in the game. Therefore we recommend you start-off your learning session by finding out how poker became such a popular and common game, both at home and at many casinos.
The Basics of playing online poker
Never played poker online before? As you probably already know, playing poker online has a lot of advantages. For one, no one sees your blunders, and you won’t face any embarrassment from your fellow player. And one of the most important thing is that you can play online poker from the comfort of your home and if you want can even do this free.
To help you adjust quickly to online poker, I compiled a few tips:
1. Dealt a weak hand, fold immediately. Do this and reduce your losses and lengthen your playing time.
2. Gamble small amounts of money because you are a novice. If you can control yourself and do that, mistakes in game will cost you less.
3. Fallow carefully your opponents moves.
4. Find out first who the weak poker players are and who the strong are. Then try to catch them when they bluf, if you can.
5. Has luck dealt you a strong hand? If now you have a big chance to win, raise the pot to the maximum allowed and make your poker opponents pay for not folding.
6. Play always only with money that you can lose, always remember that you still have to pay your bills.
7. Decide how to bet but remember, never rush things.
You probably know already, the point of poker game is to try to beat your opponents’ hands, so please don’t even dare to bet if you haven’t got the cards for it. It’s better to fold. The chances that your next hand will be stronger are high, so don’t throw away your chances at winning.
As difficult as it may be, learn to give away as little cash as it is possible when you are losing at poker, and try to win most you can when you are winning at poker. If you follow this advice, I guarantee that you will leave with a bigger profit at this electrifying and mind-blowing game. Have fun!
Know the ranking of Poker Hands
It is essential to know the ranking of the different sequences of the cards when playing poker. You can avoid arguing at the end of poker games about who won by memorizing this sequence of importance. I suggest you print it out for further use while playing poker.
As you probably know, the strongest sequence in poker games is a royal flush. If all following cards could belong to the same suit: Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten, the royal flush can be made.
The next after the Royal Flush is a Straight Flush. This can be made up of any five-card sequence provided all the five cards belong to the same suit. For example: If you collect cards 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and all belonging to the same suit. If two poker players carry straight flushes, the winner is decided by the higher end of the suit. (the highest card).
Four of a kind: Tif you want to get four of a kind, you should collect four cards, all of them has to be the same index. Example in poke gamer, you are dealt with four jacks or four sixes.
Full House: You could get a full house only in a case when you can collect a pair and three of a kind at the same time. And all your cards will be used. For instance, at poker, you could sport two aces and three fives. If another poker player also has a full house, the one with the stronger three of a kind wins. Important, in a set of cards there cannot be two identical three of a kind.
Flush: If you were dealt five cards of the same suit and they aren’t in a sequence you have a flush. For instance, you have a flush in poker if you have the two of hearts, the four of hearts, the nine of hearts, the ten of hearts and queen of hearts. Your all following five cards must belong to the same suit and not only the same colour, and then you can get flush.
Straight: five cards of the same in sequence but not of the same suit. To remember; in a poker game, all of your cards must be always consecutive cards, but it can be formed only from the ace to the ace. (You can use card Ace either as 14 or as one).
This is the sequence allowed: ace, king, queen, jack, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two and ace. But you should remember that in poker you are not allowed to form a sequence that starting from below and attaches to the top like two, ace, king, queen, and jack. If another player in poker also reveals a straight, the one with the higher card wins. If both of the poker players in particular game have the same card at the same time, a tie is declared, and the pot is divided equally between you two.
Three of a kind: You will need three cards of the same index like a nine of diamonds, nine of hearts and nine of clubs. The poker rule says that player with the highest three of a kind can be a winner.
Two Pair: It happened when you have collected two different pairs, could be; two kings and two sixes. As before, in case of a tie, the highest pair takes the poker pot.
Pair: It always has to be two cards which have the same index. See example; if you have the ten of hearts and the ten of spades, then you have a pair.
High Card: if your left cards don’t make up any of the above sequences, then the highest card can either take the pot or break the tie. If your highest card is as well your poker opponent’s highest card, then the next highest card will decide the winner.
Now you are better prepared to play poker and will be able to decide who the winner of a particular poker session is. You won’t fall prey to whimsical claims of poker sequences and thus will save yourself money in the long run.
Types of Poker games played around the globe
We have gathered a collection of guides and rules for several popular poker games, played in most real-life and online casinos. The list is divided into three main groups:
- Stud Poker
- Draw Poker
- Shared-card Poker.
We have decided that the best will be divided all different poker games into three groups—the reason why is the result of the fundamental differences between the games. For instance, a Draw game is the standard poker game you used to play at home, where in Stud game you are initially dealt less than 5 cards, and later on the game, you receive the rest. In shared-cards games, also known as community cards games, you are also dealt less than 5 cards, and you complete your hand using a few communal cards that are put in the middle of the poker table.
We strongly recommend that new poker players should get familiar with a couple of games of each group. It will make you to feel the differences between them before choosing a style to play.
Stud Poker Games
Stud Poker games are played with either 5 or 7 cards dealt to each player. The cards are dealt gradually, one card at a time, and between dealings, there is a betting round in which player assess the strength of their potential hands and bet accordingly. In seven-card games, the hand is made up from the best 5-card combination within the 7 cards, as opposed to five-cards games where there’s not much room for play. Another difference between 7-cards and 5-cards games is the number of cards dealt in each dealing round.
We gathered up the most popular and fashionable stud games played either at home, casinos and online casinos.
Below you can see all different stud poker games:
- 7-cards Stud Poker
- English Stud
- Caribbean Stud
- Mexican Stud
7 Card Stud Poker
Basics of 7 card stud poker
7 cards stud is a very popular poker game, and it’s played around the world, both at home and at casinos. The principle of stud poker games is preserved in 7-cards stud poker: the winner is the player who has the strongest 5-card hand, or the only player left playing (when all the other players have folded).
The 7-card poker stud table
The table used to play 7-card stud can accommodate up to 8 players, plus the dealer from the poker casino with a passive role.
Every poker table sets his payoff rates, betting systems and initial bets. A popular betting system used in 7-card stud games is the split limit, which means that all bets (raises and calls) are multiplications of a fixed amount.
The first bettor in the first betting round is the player with the lowest exposed card, and he can make an initial minimum bet (called “ante”) instead of the lower limit for that table. The ante’s size still will need to be the set per table. Per each round the number of raises has to be limited to maximum three; an exception could be made if there are only two poker players in total, and the players need to be able to raise an unlimited amount of times.
To play 7 card stud poker, a single deck is used. In the beginning, 3 of the cards have to be dealt to each player when 2 of them are personal cards (“hole cards” or “pocket cards”), and one card is exposed. A betting round will always need to start after the first deal. The players must to make their decision during this first round if they wish to continue in the game or fold.
The remaining poker players then will receive 3 more exposed cards, one at a time, with a betting round separating each deal. After the last of the betting round, one more hole card will have to be dealt, and the last betting round is done. If at least two players stayed in this game, a showdown takes place, meaning that the players expose their hidden cards. Then the hands have to be compared, and only the highest 5-card poker hand can win the pot. You can always form the hand from any of the 7 cards you have got. The leftover cards have no influence what so ever on the strength of the hand.
English Stud Poker
This stud poker variation, English Stud Poker, can be played by a minimum of three to a maximum of six players. The rules are similar to seven-card stud poker except for the following differences:
– Only six cards are dealt with.
– When all poker players have stood or exchanged pat, they are dealt with the sixth card.
– You can replace one card after all sixth card has been dealt with. You are allowed to exchange fallowing cards; face-up card for new face-up card as well as face-down card for different card facing down.
– You don’t have to replace cards.
– A round of betting takes place.
– You can again exchange another card followed by a final round of betting, where everyone either folds or raises their bets or call the bets.
– The next step is the showdown. In a showdown, everyone reveals all their sequences and hope to win this poker pot.
Variations of English Stud Poker:
This variation of poker can also be played either with five or with six players using seven cards. If you are going to use seven cards, you should all be aware that some players might not be able to exchange cards the second time around. The easier thing to do will besetting a fast sum for the right to exchange cards. Because of that, the number of players asking for another card should be always less, and the cards might be enough.