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Crazy Pineapple Rules

Crazy pineapple is an interesting extension of common Hold’em poker games. The biggest difference between the two games is each player is dealt three cards with one being discarded after the flop. All three cards are dealt face-down, as in Hold’em. There is a typical...

Badugi Rules

Badugi is a 4-card triple draw poker game originating in Korea. It is one of the simpler poker varieties, and can be played online at sites such as PokerStars To win a round of Badugi you are aiming to construct a four card hand with one card of each suit and no...

Razz Rules

Razz is a form of stud poker, also known as 7 Card Stud Low. The rules are very similar to that of 7 Card Stud. Players are dealt seven cards and use the best 5 to make the lowest possible hand. Opposite of the ever popular Texas Hold’em, the object of this game...

5 Card Draw Rules

5 Card Draw is one of the most popular draw variants of poker. This means that players, after being dealt a complete hand, may discard some of the cards in exchange for new ones. Usually the game is played with six or less players per table and either as fixed limit...

2-7 Lowball Rules

One of the fastest growing card games around is 2-7 Lowball. This game has become more and more prominent in the mixed rotations in live high-stakes card games and has recently been introduced online. 2-7 Lowball is a Draw game in which the object is to make the worst...

HORSE Rules

HORSE is a mixed-rotation game consisting of five games played in a limit format. Each game is played for eight hands and then the next game is dealt. HORSE is an acronym for the games in the rotation. H – Hold’em O – Omaha Hi/Lo R – Razz S –...

Texas Holdem Rules

The first set of poker rules that needs to be discussed is, of course, the Cadillac of Poker Games, Texas Holdem. Texas Holdem is the game that the World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker focus on, particularly the No-Limit variance of Texas Holdem. Texas...

7 Card Stud Rules

7 Card Stud is probably the second most popular of the online poker games, and all the online poker rooms also offer 7 Card Stud, both for free and for real money. In fact, most of the online poker rooms offer two variations of the game – 7 Card Stud and 7 Card...

7 Card Stud Hi/Lo Rules

Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, often referred to as Seven Card Stud 8b (eight-or-better) is a game often included in mixed-game formats (as the “E”) including HOSE and HORSE. Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo is a split-pot game where half of the pot is awarded to the best five-card...

Omaha Rules

Pot-Limit Omaha Hi is becoming one of the more popular card games around the world. Known as an action game, PLO is played at the highest of limits in card rooms such as Bobby’s Room in Las Vegas where typical blinds are $500/$1000. Pot-Limit Omaha is a high-hand only...