Poker Games Archive

Seven Card Stud Eight or Better (7CS-8B) is a combination of two popular poker variants – the original 7 Card Stud, in all it’s highest-ranking-hand glory, and Razz, the lowball version of the game, wherein the lowest ranking hand wins. Thus, our lesson begins with knowledge of these two games....
As uncomplicated as the rules are, winning Razz has very little to do with luck. There are quite a few things you can do to improve your odds of winning while minimizing leaks in your bankroll. In the following text, you’ll learn how to evaluate bring-in defense, starting hands, ante theft (pun intended), outs,...
Razz is not a hard game to learn, but if you’re an avid player of traditional high-hand games, it can take some getting used to. Our simple, step-by-step exercise in Razz Poker will teach you all you need to know, plus a few pro-style strategy tips to help you become a better Razz player....
If you’ve ever played Pai Gow Poker in a casino, you should catch on to the rules of Open Face Chinese Poker pretty quickly. In the below sections, you’ll learn the object of the game, how to set qualifying hands, how to score standard points, bonus points, and win money, and how to enter...
Badugi is best suited to experienced poker players who are looking for a more challenging game to test their skills. As a 4-card, lowball, triple draw poker game, professional players tend to like it for its uniquely strategic nature. The ensuing paragraphs will teach you how to play Badugi poker, online or as a...
Today’s land-based casinos are legally bound to adhere to strict regulatory guidelines, including rigorous player protections and game fairness certification. But what if a casino isn’t following these rules? The following supposition teaches you how to recognize a cheating casino, and what you can do about it, as well how to avoid common con...
The following six-step monography assumes you already have a thorough understanding of how to play Holdem based poker games. Our goal here is foundational advancement, teaching you a number of skills to improve your game play and increase your odds of winning against novice and intermediate level opponents....
The rules of 5 card stud are simple on the surface. Most of the underlying rules pertain to betting – stakes, antes, bring-in, etc. In the following passages, you’ll learn how to play 5 Card Stud, and how to evaluate your hands, as well as your opponents, without losing sight of realistic expectations. Click...
Deuce-Seven is unlike most poker games. It’s a lowball game, meaning the worst (lowest) hand wins, but the usual ‘wheel’ rules don’t apply. You’ll need proficiency in its fundamentals, a keen understanding of poker psychology, and an arsenal of other strategies to beat this unique card game....
Much like angling, finding fish isn’t the easiest thing to do. There are clues you can pick up on to guide you in the right direction, but the water is never clear. The following theorem was scripted to teach intermediate to advanced players where poker fish commonly congregate, what attracts them, and how to...