The Many Faces of Poker

Poker comes in a number of styles that play on the rules a little bit, or the moves a little, or the clothes a little, or the cards a little, or the bluffs a little, or the tricks a lot, or the game play a lot, or the celebrity that whlie on TV. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are tons of poker moves, tons of different styles, tons of betting and betting styles, tons of different things going on.

Who likes to play poker with a really long name? That’s who, and that’s fun. My father in law loves to play poker with a really long name. It’s fun to hear those names and the sounds of them calling the cards, it gets kind of addictive. I probably should have told him that the bluffs get old fast, the celebrity names don’t last forever, and the most common names are pretty obvious. So if you want to spice up your card game with a little deception, child abuse or something, now you can add in the Randy Newman sound effects and have a little telltale signal when you hit the jackpot.

But the really long names are not as interesting as the variations on the theme. The variations on the theme are what will really intrigue you and what will turn you on to poker in general. Some of the really long names are Seven-G Nine-One, Carson City- GOLD, Let It Ride, Living In The River, Lucky Fifteen, Margaritaville, Money From Mouth to Mouth, Monster, Maverick, Moon Overload,rapid Recovery, and Dead Man’s Hand. Oh, and dozens of others.

As far as names of poker styles go, Seven-G Nine-One might be the most interesting. That name applies to the Seven Card Stud Poker style of playing. In fact, that is the reason why I named my poker style after that hand. Other people call it The slams or something, but whatever you call it, it’s the same. It’s the Seven Card Stud Poker.

More and more people are learning to play seven card stud poker, and you’ll be seeing it featured on TV, if you haven’t seen it already. It’s worth checking out to, if you like card stud pokeris easier to learn than Texas Hold ‘em, but still there are things you’ll have to remember as you go along to learn it. Like any poker style, it involves a betting sequence of what are known as blinds. Blinds are the bets you make to enter the game. They are part of the ante, or start of play. Before the dealer deals the cards, you have to put in the blinds.

Like Texas Hold ‘em, there are a minimum and a maximum bet that you can make, per round. For example, for Texas Hold ‘em you can only bet a maximum of 5 times the blinds, as well as the big blind. In Seven Card Stud you can bet a maximum of 10 times the big blind and 12 times the small blind. Now keep in mind that the small blind is only half of the minimum bet, so it can really add up fast.

There are a number of rules that modify how the bets can be made in Seven Card Stud, more so than in Hold ‘em. You’ll need to check the specific rules to understand them. Unlike in Hold ‘em, there is a house dealer in Seven Card Stud, so don’t expect the dealer to be against the players. However, the house dealer is working for the casino, so they are subject to the rules.

Seven Card Stud differs from the standard poker in that players bet in rounds. This means that for the first two cards any player can bet, then after the second two cards a player can only bet, no more, no less. Each time a player puts in a bet, the dealer deals a card face down to every player. After this, only two cards are dealt to each player, face up, and the players bet again. The fifth and sixth cards are dealt face up when the seventh up card is dealt. Betting rounds can resume with the first card being dealt the fourth card is generally dealt the very next card is generally dealt the one after the sixth up card. Finally the seventh card is dealt the very last card. Since there are less cards in play, the overall number of cards dealt over all the rounds is far fewer than in Hold ‘em. That means more rounds, and therefore far more action, as the players vie to get their hands.