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What are the rules how to play Texas Holdem


Players
Up to 10 players are allowed to play at one table.

Betting structure
Texas Holdem is played with two blinds, a small blind and a big blind. A blind is a forced bet that two players have to post before the cards are dealt. The betting structures available for Texas Holdem are Limit, Pot-Limit and No-Limit.

The play

1. The blinds are posted by the two players to the left of the dealer. The dealer is indicated by a round white button with the letter ”D” in front of the player. The dealer button moves clockwise around the table after each hand.

2. Each player is dealt two cards face down (”pocket cards”). These cards can only be seen by the player that receives them.

3. The first round of betting starts with the player to the left of the big blind.

4. Three community cards (”the flop”) are placed face up in the centre of the table. These cards can be used by all players, together with the pocket cards, to combine a hand.

5. The second round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.

6. A fourth community card (“the turn”) is placed in the centre of the table.

7. The third round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.

8. A fifth and last community card (“the river”) is placed in the centre of the table.

9. The last round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.

10. Showdown – The player with the best hand wins the pot. Each player combines the five community cards and their two pocket cards to create the best five card hand. If two or more players have the best hand they will split the pot.


How to Play Omaha Poker Rules What are the


Players
Up to 10 players are allowed to play at one table.

Betting structure
Omaha is played with two blinds, a small blind and a big blind. A blind is a forced bet that two players have to post before the cards are dealt. The betting structures available for Omaha are Limit, Pot-Limit and No-Limit.

The play

1. The blinds are posted by the two players to the left of the dealer. The dealer is indicated by a round white button with the letter ”D” in front of the player. The dealer button moves clockwise around the table after each hand.

2. Each player is dealt four cards face down (”pocket cards”). These cards can only be seen by the player that receives them.

3. The first round of betting starts with the player to the left of the big blind.

4. Three community cards (”the flop”) are placed face up in the centre of the table. These cards can be used by all players, together with two of the pocket cards, to combine a hand.

5. The second round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.

6. A fourth community card (“the turn”) is placed in the centre of the table.

7. The third round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.

8. A fifth and last community card (“the river”) is placed in the centre of the table.

9. The last round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.

10. Showdown – The player with the best hand wins the pot. Each player has to combine two of their pocket cards with three of the community cards to create the best five card hand. If two or more players have the best hand they will split the pot.


Omaha Hi / Lo Poker How to Play What are the rules


In Omaha Hi/Lo, the pot is split between the best high hand and the best low hand - if there is a qualifying low hand. To qualify as a low hand, no card in the combined five card hand can be over 8 or be a pair. Ace can be used in both the low and high hand. If more than one low hand qualifies, the hand with the lowest high card will win. This means that the hand 7,5,4,2,A beats 8,4,3,2,A. If the high cards are the same, the next card is compared. It is possible for one player to win both the high and low hand. The low hand is allowed to be a flush or a straight. The best possible low hand is 5,4,3,2,A. If there is no qualifying low hand, the high hand wins the whole pot.


7 Card Stud How to Play What are the rules


Players
Up to 8 players are allowed to play at one table.

Betting structure
7 Card Stud is played with an ante. An ante is a forced bet paid by all players before the cards are dealt. The only betting structure available for 7 Card Stud is Limit.

The play

1. The ante is paid by all players. The ante is usually 1/10 of the small bet, for example $1 in a $10-$20 game.

2. Each player is dealt three cards. Two cards face down and one card faced up.

3. The first round of betting starts with the player that has the lowest visible card. The player can choose to place a full or half bet. For the first round, a full bet is the lower amount of the structure, for example $5 in $5-$10 game.

4. Each player is dealt a fourth card face up.

5. The second round of betting starts with the player that has the best visible hand. If two players have the same best hand, the suit will decide who starts the betting. The bet is still at the lower dollar figure of the structure. However, if a player has an open pair he has the option to place the higher bet in the structure, for example $10 in a $5-$10 game.

6. Each player is dealt a fifth card face up.

7. The third round of betting starts with the player that has the best visible hand. From this round onwards there are no more small bets. All bets are at the higher dollar figure of the structure.

8. Each player is dealt a sixth card face up.

9. The fourth round of betting starts with the player that has the best visible hand.

10. Each player is dealt their seventh and last card face down.

11. The last round of betting starts with the player that has the best visible hand.

12. Showdown – The player with the best hand wins the pot. The hand is combined using five of the seven cards that the player has. If all 8 players are still in the game when the seventh card is dealt, it is dealt face up in the centre of the table as a community card. This is because the cards in the deck would run out if each player is dealt a seventh card.


7 Card Stud Hi / Lo
How to Play What are the rules


In 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo the pot is split between the best high hand and the best low hand - if there is a qualifying low hand. To qualify as a low hand, no card in the combined five card hand can be over 8 or be a pair. Ace can be used in both the low and high hand. If more than one low hand qualifies, the hand with the lowest high card will win. This means that the hand 7,5,4,2,A beats 8,4,3,2,A. If the high cards are the same, the next card is compared. It is possible for one player to win both the high and low hand. The low hand is allowed to be a flush or a straight. The best possible low hand is 5,4,3,2,A. If there is no qualifying low hand, the high hand wins the whole pot.


How to Play 5-Card Draw rules are what


Players
Up to 5 players are allowed to play at one table.

Betting structure
5-Card Draw is played with two blinds. A blind is a forced bet that two players have to post before the cards are dealt. The betting structures available for 5-Card Draw are Limit, Pot-Limit and No-Limit.

The play

1. The blinds are posted by the two players to the left of the dealer. The dealer is indicated by a round white button with the letter ”D” in front of the player. The dealer button moves clockwise around the table after each hand.

2. Each player is dealt five cards face down. These cards can only be seen by the player that receives them.

3. The first round of betting starts with the player to the left of the big blind.

4. The draw starts with the player to the left of the dealer. Each player is given the opportunity to change 0-5 cards.

5. The last round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer.

6. Showdown – The player with the best hand wins the pot. If two or more players have the best hand they will split the pot.

Disconnection
If the player is disconnected before or during the draw round and fails to reconnect before the timeout, the player’s cards will automatically be changed. If you hold any of the following hands then these cards will be kept if automatic change takes place:
1. Hand with two pair or higher.
2. Open royal straight flush draw (KQJ10 suited)
3. High pairs (AA,KK,QQ,JJ)
4. Straight flush draw or flush draw
5. Low pairs (1010 and below)
6. Open straight draw
7. Gutshot straight draw
8. High card (A,K,Q,J)
9. No cards saved


General Rules

Available betting structures

Limit
In structured limit games, all bets/raises are a set amount. The only valid bet/raise is the current limit, for example $5 on the first two rounds and $10 in the last two rounds in a $5-$10 Hold'em game. There may be a maximum of 4 bet/raises in a round of betting. This includes a bet, raise, re-raise and a cap.

No-Limit
In no-limit, a valid bet/raise must be at least the current limit and the last bet/raise. No higher limit is available, other than the amount of chips that the player has at the table. No maximum number of raises exists.

Pot-Limit
In pot-limit, the valid bet/raise must be at least the current limit and the last bet/raise. A pot-limit bet/raise may be maximum the value of the pot, plus all bets at the table including the current players call. No maximum number of raises exists.


The Betting Round


Check
If no player has placed a bet or if the player is on an un-raised big blind, the player has the alternative to check. That means declining to bet, but retaining the option to remain in the hand if someone else bets, or even to call or raise if someone else bets. A player can not “check” if someone else has placed a bet. If another player bets after a check, the checking player is forced to either call, raise or fold.

Fold
A player always has the option to fold. When a player folds his hand he is no longer in the game until the next hand.

Call
A player has the option to call when another player has placed a bet. When the player calls, he puts in the same amount as the bet in the pot and the betting round is ended unless another player raises.

Bet
If no one else has placed a bet, the player can bet himself. A bet will force the other players to either call, raise or fold. The amount of the bet depends on the betting structure.

Raise
The player has the option to raise another player’s bet. The player then raises to an amount higher than the bet, which forces the other players to either call, re-raise or fold.


Pokerhand ranking


The pokerhands are ranked according to the following:

1. Royal Straight Flush
The best possible straight flush. Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace, all of the same suit.



2. Straight flush
Cards of five consecutive ranks, all of the same suit.



3. Four of a kind
Four cards of any one rank, and any other card.



4. Full house
Three cards of one rank, and two cards of a second rank.



5. Flush
Five cards of the same suit that doesn't make a straight.



6. Straight
Cards of five consecutive ranks when not all five are of the same suit.



7. Three of a kind
Three cards of the same rank and two unrelated cards.



8. Two pairs
Two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank, and a fifth unrelated card.



9. One pair
Two cards of the same rank and three other unrelated cards.



10. High card
Five unrelated cards – no pair, no flush, no straight. Nothing but the highest card.