Variations of Poker


There are many variations of poker, but all have a common theme: bluffing and misdirection. The first recorded version of the game was most likely the 17th century French game poque. From poque, the word “poker” derives. It developed into German pochen, and from there a different version of primero, and French settlers spread the game throughout North America. This article will discuss some of the variations of poker.

The odd and even chips in a game of poker are awarded to the players with the highest hand. In case of a tie, the odd chip is awarded to the player with the highest hand by suit. If the two players have the same value of the cards, the pot is split among them as equally as possible. If a player holds a pair of aces, however, he does not receive an odd chip. In this case, he receives the high hand.

The main goal of a poker game is to have the best-ranked hand among all other players. During the course of a game, players make bets until other players are eliminated. The player with the best-ranked hand wins the pot and all of the money that has been bet during the game. The pot is shared equally among the players if there are no winning hands. However, in some games, no one wins both the main pot and side pots.