There are lots of different poker games, each varying in style, length and complexity. From well-known classics to up-and-coming variations, these five types of poker are well worth a try.
1. Texas Hold'em
An all-time classic and the perfect starting point if you’re new to the game. It plays out in the following stages:
- Pre-flop – each player is dealt two ‘hole’ cards face down
- The flop – then comes three ‘community’ cards dealt face up
- The turn – you get a fourth community card
- The river – you get a fifth community card
Bets are placed after each step as players call, raise or fold after checking their cards. The aim: to make the best five-card poker hand out of the seven cards available.
Sometimes two or more players left in the game reveal their cards (a showdown) and the best hand wins. Other times, all but one player will fold and he or she walks away with the pot.