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Jul 18, 2008
Poker is a card game that has been around for centuries. In every era of movies and books, it can be found. Variations of poker have manifested throughout time.

The different basic variations of poker are stud, draw, and community poker. With stud and draw, each player holds all the cards. In community poker, the dealer or table holds the last usable cards.

The dealer passes out the cards to the player face down or face up depending upon which type is being played in stud poker. Either three or five cards are used in stud poker. 3-card stud was popular back in the 1700's.

Five-card stud, the most common variant, is where the players are dealt two cards face down and the first bet is made. A bet is made after each up card is dealt thereafter. The last bet, or fifth street, is made once all the fifth cards have been dealt.

Recently, seven-card stud has become the most popular version of stud. Casinos and online poker games normally only offer seven-card stud. This is a combination of stud and community poker.

Community poker is a game where each player is dealt a number of cards and the rest of the cards are dealt to the entire table. The remaining cards are laid out in what is called the window so all players can see them. These final cards are used to create the winning hands.

Bluffing becomes the most essential part of the game with community poker. Due to being able to see what cards everyone can use, the player has a good idea of what everyone else has. Texas Hold'em has become the most popular version of community poker.

Televised tournaments of Texas Hold'em have become popular during the last decade. This version of poker is seven-card stud during which, after many rounds, only two players are left to win the pot. The player who has the best hand on the last round wins the entire pot of money lost by all the other players.

Other adaptations of poker leave the option for the player to withdraw completely from the game to keep some of their winnings. Texas Hold'em does not allow leaving the game until either you have won the entire pot or you have lost your final hand. This aspect of the game is what makes it the most exciting.

The last type of poker is draw poker. In draw poker, the players are dealt five face down cards; the player then can exchange a number of their cards for new ones in hopes of creating a winning hand. Draw is the hardest type of poker, as it does not rely mostly upon talent; a player draws their new cards where the chance of winning is up to luck.

Poker has become one of the most popular gambling games in the nation. The fun of the game is trying to fool your fellow players into thinking you have a better hand than you do, or to get dealt that wonderful hand that will beat all others. No matter what your hand, the best part of poker is the bluffing.
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