Types of Poker


There are many types of Poker. There are also different rules for playing it. A game is considered to be a “game” if there are at least two players. The number of players in a game may vary, but is generally between six and eight players. Each player places a bet, which adds up to the amount of the pot. If a player has the highest hand and the other players do not call, they win the pot.

There are also variations of the game, including Three-Card Monte and Spit-in-the-Ocean. All of these are described further down this chapter. For more than ten players, two separate games are arranged. In such a scenario, each player must have the best five-card hand to win the game. The best hand is the one with the highest card. In a game with five players, a player must have a hand of five aces.

In many poker games, players are forced to place a minimum amount of money into the pot before being dealt any cards. This is called the “pot limit.” If the pot is smaller than the players’ total chip stacks, the players can still win a poker game. However, the pot limit will limit their betting range. Regardless of the pot limit, the winner of a poker game is usually the player who has the most money. While the pot limit can be set as high as twenty-five thousand dollars, most games have a pot limit.