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Poker, the world's favorite card game, has many variations.
The Battlefield Poker Poker Room is part
of the Poker Network, meaning you could be playing against
Players from many different casinos. Players are able to enjoy
the five most popular games at the Battlefield Poker
· Texas Hold'Em
· Omaha Hi/Lo
· Seven Card Stud
· Five Card Stud
In addition to this, players can enter our Tournament system,
which are knock-out rounds of your favourite poker game.
If you're not familiar with the different versions of Poker,
click on the list above for a brief guide to each of the games
and features. A more detailed guide is available from within
the Poker Room software, or you can click here.
All poker games use a standard 52 card deck, and the cards are
ranked: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2,
Ace. (Aces count as both high and low). Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts
and Spades are all of equal value.
The aim is to have the best hand out of the cards you are dealt,
with the following winning hands listed in order of rank.
The ultimate hand, the Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten of any
A straight in one suit, i.e. five cards of the same suit in
Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same value.
Three of a kind and a pair, with the three of a kind counts
Five cards of the same suit.
Five cards of assorted suits in ascending order.
Three of a kind
Three cards having the same face value.
Two sets of pairs.
One pair of cards.
Highest card wins the hand in the event of one of the above
hands being present.
If the action of poker was synonymous with one type of game,
the action would be in Texas Hold'Em. With up to ten people
playing at once, Texas Hold'Em is arguably the most popular
poker game in the world. Players are dealt two cards each (called
the hole cards), and five community cards are dealt by the dealer,
with a round of betting preceding each new community card. Players
need to make the best five card hand out of the five community
cards and two hole cards. Note that you do not have to use the
two hole cards in your hand. You can use both, only one or none
Battlefield Poker Poker Room offers the
popular Four Card Omaha game. Similar to Texas Hold'Em, Omaha
is a community card poker game where players are dealt four
cards (called the pocket cards), instead of two as in Texas
Hold'Em. The Dealer then deals five community cards, with betting
rounds preceding each newly dealt community card. Players must
make the best five card hand using two of their pocket cards
and three of the community cards.
Omaha Hi/Lo is one of the most challenging versions of poker
played across the globe. Using the same dealing structure as
Omaha, Hi/Lo is different as the pot is split by both the highest
and lowest hand. A low hand does not qualify if it beats an
8. If none of the hands qualifies as lowest then the pot goes
to the highest hand. You can use different cards for the two
hands, and it is possible to be both the highest and the lowest.
Remember you must use two pocket cards and three community cards
to construct a hand, however you may use different cards to
create a high and low hand.
Seven Card Stud
The most popular of the stud poker games and a close second
to Texas Hold'Em in popularity, Seven Card Stud is a high betting
game that rewards skilful players who crave a challenge. Each
Player is dealt three cards, two face down (called hole cards)
and one face up (called up or door cards). Rounds of betting
precede the Dealer giving each player three more up cards and
one more down card. A final round of betting occurs after the
last card, and the Player with the highest five card hand wins
using any five of their seven cards.
Five Card Stud
The classic poker game, Five Card Stud Poker is one of the oldest
games. Players are dealt one card face down (the hole card)
and one card face up (the up or door card). Players then have
a betting round before the dealer gives out a new up card. Once
players have five cards there is a final round of betting, and
the Player with the highest hand wins