Variations of Poker


Poker has many variations. In some games, the lowest hand is a pair of aces, a seven in any suit, or a three in any suit. There is also the game known as three-card stud, which is similar to poker, but is played with fewer than five cards. All of these variations will be described in the following sections. When more than 10 players are involved, two separate games can be organized. Here are some examples.

A single player may be the dealer. In this variation, the dealer is not one of the players, but a separate token that rotates from hand to hand. The first round of betting is called the forced bets and the subsequent players may make a bet only if they have a better hand. A player may fold, which means losing all bets already made, or check to give up any chance of winning. A player may then fold, which means he does not want to continue playing.

The pot is the sum of all bets made during the game. When the pot is full, the winner of the game will receive the entire amount in cash. Each player’s bet is limited by the pot limit, which limits the amount of money a player can bet on a hand. The pot limit limits the amount of money a player can bet, limiting the betting range. Those who can’t fold are called “passive” players.