If you’re interested in starting to play poker and learning the game then you should start with Texas Hold’em.
It’s definitely one of the easiest poker games to begin with, although incredibly hard to master. It’s also the most popular variant of the game around the world. What makes the game exciting and fun is the mix of strategy, luck and psychological factors that affect the outcome of the game. There are plenty of websites available with all the information about getting started in poker. Find more about it here.
Once the game starts, the players are dealt two cards, one at a time, both are face down, they are known as “hole cards”. Three community cards are dealt face-up in the middle of the table after the first round of betting. After which there follows the second betting round, the fourth card is then turned face-up, also referred as “the turn”, proceeded by another round of betting and finally the final card is dealt face-up (“The River”). The game ends with the last round of betting. Players must make their hands using the combination of their two cards plus three of the five community cards.
If you want to learn another variant, 5 Card Stud used to be immensely popular before Texas Hold’em took over. The rules are also very easy to understand and the game itself moves at a very quick pace. Every player is given one face-up card and one face-down card. After the betting round, each player is dealt another card face-up. The player with the highest hand shown is the first to bet. After each betting round, all the players remaining are dealt another face-up card, until everyone has four face-up cards. Then the last round of betting takes place, the players show their face-down cards to make their five-card poker hand.