Poker Versions: 12 Games
This lesson includes 12 poker versions
with how-to-play instructions. This game collection includes several
eclectic and entertaining poker version names.
Let’s begin with an
one of those eclectic names--Knock Poker.
1) Knock Poker
This poker game begins with a 1 chip ante and every player receives 5
rest of the cards are set in the center of the table available for
draw. The first card is drawn by the player left of the dealer who may
keep or discard the drawn card.
If the player determines they have the best hand, he/she can knock
after their turn.
All other players then receive one turn and chooses one of 3
options—drop out, stay in or pay the knocker 1 chip.
Should the knocker have the winning hand, all other remaining players
pay the winner 2 chips. A tie splits the winnings.
Should the knocker lose, he/she pays all players remaining two chips.
pay options are: 2 chips for knocking and a win without a drawn card; a
win with a Royal=4 chips; a win with a straight flush=2 chips and a
2) Whiskey Poker
A 5-card extra hand is
placed at center table while each player is dealt 5 cards down in this
order; each player starting at the left, extra hand and then the dealer
Players may trade their hand for the extra hand or not. If they do,
they then place their hand face up at center table.
trading, each player may choose to pick up 1 or all of the cards in the
extra hand, then trading an equal number of cards from their held cards.
a player stay with their dealt hand, they may opt to knock and have a
showdown at their turn. Upon knocking, other players have 1 additional
turn to trade cards.
If the extra hand remains with no takers, the
dealer has the option to trade that hand or turn all cards face up.
Should the dealer knock and not opt to take the extra hand, he/she must
reveal the extra hand to allow other players to possibly draw.
A player may pass at their turn 1 time, but the 2nd time must trade or
After each player takes their final turn, all hands are shown and the
this poker version, every player is dealt 3 cards face down, arranges
the cards in order thoughtfully, but cannot change the order once set
and then bets accordingly.
The game proceeds with 4 additional cards face up followed by betting
rounds after each card is revealed.
player then reveals 1 down card, bets and reveals a 2nd down card and
final betting. Remaining players reveal their final down card and a
winner is determined.
4) Double Draw
Large pots are
the result of this poker version, as there are two draws. Following the
2nd round of betting, there is final betting and that is where the
large pots come in.
5) Standard Poker
receives 5 cards face down in this original version of poker. There is
no draw, therefore a winner is declared after a single betting round.
6) Cold Hands
to standard poker, but players place an established ante. 5 cards face
up are then dealt to each player, one at time with no draw and no
further betting. This version is a ‘winner takes all’ game.
7) Round the World
poker game begins by dealing each player 4 cards and 4
community cards face down at the table center. The 4 cards down
are revealed one at a time followed by betting after each is displayed.
Every player then chooses their best 5-card hand from the 4 revealed on
For this poker version, there is
betting after 3 cards are dealt to each player face down. This
procedure for remaining players then is 4th card, betting, 5th card
draw, concluded by final betting.
9) 3-Card Monte
to 3-card poker, 1 card is dealt face down and 2 cards up for a total
of 3 cards for each player. After betting, the winner is determined
based on the best ranking for 3 cards with the possibility of a 3-card
straight or flush. The game’s 3-card limit eliminates 2
full house, or 4-of-a-kind.
10) 2-Card Poker
As the name implies, two cards are dealt to each player and there is no
draw. The best possible hand is a pair of aces.
11) Indian Poker
is the most amusing poker versions of the dozen named and can be played
by as many as 52 people as daunting as that may sound.
is dealt 1 card face down and in unison; all players pick up their card
and hold it on their forehead. At this stage, the player can see all
other players’ cards, but not their own. One betting round completes
the game and a winner is declared.
If the same card rank is held by more than 1 player, 2 options
pot is split or the winner is declared as follows: spades, hearts,
diamonds and clubs with the spades being the best hand in order.
Red Dog Poker,
a separate lesson completes 12 poker versions
, similar to 3-Card Monte.
Play Poker 1 Program
Poker Games 2 with 7 Game Types
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