Texas Hold’em is a variety of poker in which each player is dealt two pocket cards followed by a flop, turn, and river. Texas Hold’em became very popular following the rapid growth of online poker and its portrayal in films and television. The biggest live tournaments around the world are Texas Hold’em events. Most of the poker action at Iron Poker is played in Texas Hold’em.
Omaha Poker differs from Texas Hold’em in that each player is dealt four pocket cards, followed by a flop, turn, and river. Players must form a 5-card poker hand using exactly two of their pocket cards. Varieties of the game include Pot Limit Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, in which the pot is split between the player with the best hand and the player with the worst hand.
7 Card Stud is a version of Stud Poker in which each player is dealt two cards face down, and one card face up. Additional face up cards are dealt one at a time until the final card, which is dealt face down. 7 Card Stud was the most popular version of poker played before the advent of Texas Hold’em. Other versions of Stud Poker include 5 Card Stud and Draw Poker.
It’s very easy to learn the basic rules of poker but it’s a bit more difficult to excel at the game. There are specific tips and strategies for each variety of poker, yet there are common themes as well. Preparing for the game by studying poker strategy articles and reading books, and by studying how other players play can give you an advantage at the tables.