Tag: poker rules

Sep 12 2022

How to Play Three-Card Poker (Rules & Basic Strategy)

Sep 12 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules

Three-Card Poker sounds like a prison game, doesn’t it? In fact, Three-Card Poker (sometimes stylized as “3-Card Poker”) has become one of the most popular table games in Las Vegas casinos and across the U.S. Not only is the game quite simple to learn and play, but it is relatively slow-paced (so you won’t lose as much as faster-paced games) and also great...

Jun 01 2022

What is a Poker Straddle? And Should You Ever Straddle?

Poker straddles can cause confusing situations for newcomers to live poker. This article will shed light on what poker straddles are, and if you should ever straddle yourself. What is a Straddle in Poker? A poker straddle is a voluntary blind bet made by a player before cards are dealt. A player who straddles is effectively buying the big blind and doubling the...

Apr 01 2022

What Are The Odds of a Straight Flush?

Apr 01 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules

A straight flush represents one of the rarest and strongest hands you can make in a game of poker. The straight flush marks the second-best possible hand according to the standard poker hand rankings. Only a royal flush outranks the straight flush in terms of 5-card poker hands....

Nov 15 2021

How to Play Various Poker Games

Nov 15 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  guides & reviews poker rules

Texas Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha are the most-played poker games around the globe. Many other poker variants, however, can be found at casinos, online poker rooms, and home games. Let's take a look at how to play some of the most popular forms of poker. Texas Hold’em The most popular poker game in the world,...

Sep 28 2021

Poker Hand Rankings & The Best Texas Hold’em Poker Hands

Sep 28 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules

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Jul 09 2021

Can You Play Poker with Just Two Players?

Jul 09 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules questions

Poker is a game that can be played with up to 10 players in some formats, but you only need a minimum of two people to play the game. A poker game involving two players is called a heads-up poker game. The positions in a heads-up poker game might be different than they are in a game with three or more players. Other...

Jul 08 2021

Poker vs Texas Hold’em: Is There A Difference?

Jul 08 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules questions

Texas Hold'em is the most popular poker variant in the world. As a result, "Texas Hold'em" and "poker" are often used interchangeably. It's important to note, however, that the term "poker" can include many other different styles of the game. If you've ever wondered is poker the same thing as Texas Hold'em?, read on. Poker vs Texas Hold'em: What is the Difference?...

Oct 20 2020

What Does it Mean to Bet, Check, Call, Raise, and Fold?

Oct 20 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules

Do you need some help with the basics of poker? This article will help you understand folding, betting, checking, calling, and raising. We'll also touch on some more complex actions, including check-raising, check-calling, check- folding, and bet-folding. What does fold mean in poker? Folding ends your participation in the hand and...

Sep 01 2020

Does Three of a Kind Beat a Straight?

Sep 01 2020 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker rules

Judging by how many people search for "does three of a kind beat a straight" on Google, it's clear that many people don't know the answer to this question. In games using standard poker hand rankings, both three-of-a-kind and straights are quite strong hands. But which one is best in a head-to-head showdown? The simple answer is: no, three-of-a-kind does not beat...

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