There's more to poker than just Texas Hold'em. What do you know about Royal Hold'em? How about Courchevel? How is your Razz game? Have you ever tried Irish Poker? Although you won't find all of these games in the casinos, it's still a good idea to have the rules of these games on hand, even if it's just to organize a game with friends
Whether it's your first poker game, a refresher on a particular Omaha game, or just to try a new poker variation, here are the rules for several of the most popular poker variations
Here are the detailed rules for 14 different poker games (including several variations of these games)
You may already be familiar with the rules of Texas Hold'em, but what do you know about Razz? If you don't know the rules of all these variants (which is perfectly normal and the main reason we've set up this section) there is good news; most poker variants are similar. The order of play is always the same (clockwise), there will always be blinds or antes, there will be streets (flop, turn, river, etc.), there will be betting periods and the goal will be to make the best or worst hand, depending on the variant.
One way to improve as a poker player is to learn a new poker variation. For example, we know that position is important in poker and this is even more true in Omaha than in other variants. Yes, position is important in all forms of poker, but in our opinion, the strength of position is even more pronounced in Omaha or Courchevel than in Hold'em, for example. Playing Omaha may force us to pay more attention to our position, which will have a positive influence on our play when we play Hold'em again. In short, feel free to study as many poker variants as you can.
In some variants, each player will receive 2 private cards, in other variants they will receive 4 or 5, sometimes the action will be no limit betting, sometimes there will be a limit, sometimes the games will be played with blinds (Hold'em, Omaha), sometimes the games will start with antes and a bring-in (Stud), sometimes the highest hand will have to be made (Omaha), sometimes the pot will be split in two when a low possibility is present (Omaha Hi-Low), etc. It is to untangle all these nuances that we have provided you with the rules of poker
We've also included in this list, the rules for Courchevel, a variation of 5-card Omaha that is little known, but very exciting to play.
Feel free to try out the different forms of poker whose rules you will find on this page.
In the articles for each variant, you will also find the different variations of the variants in question. For example, on the Pineapple poker rules page, you will also find the rules for Crazy Pineapple, Lazy Pineapple and Open Face Chinese Poker Pineapple.
When everyone does not agree on a specific rule, we have mentioned it. For example, when it comes to the order in which players should show their hands in the showdown, we have indicated the different ways to do so.
Rules of 5-card closed poker (5-draw)