Five-card draw
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Five-card draw is often the first poker variant learned by most players, and is very common in home games although it is now rare in casino and tournament play. The lowball variations make more interesting games and are more commonly … Read More

Community card poker
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About the time of World War II, many modern poker games used community cards (also called “shared cards” or “window cards”), which are cards dealt face up to the center of the table and shared by all players. In these … Read More

Blind
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The blinds is a term used to describe the two forced bets posted by players to the left of the dealer in flop-style poker games. The blinds exist because Omaha and Texas hold ’em are generally played without antes, allowing … Read More

Poker forced bets
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All poker games require some forced bets in order to create an initial stake for the players to contest. The requirements for forced bets, and the betting limits of the game (see below) are collectively called the game’s betting structure. … Read More