How to Play Holdem

How to Play Poker Basics

How to Play Poker

Poker Basics for a Variety of Poker Games

Rules of Poker

How to Play Stud Poker

Poker Hand Rankings
A basic overview of a standard deck of cards and a listing of poker hands ranking from lowest to highest.

Poker Terms
Some of the most commonly used poker terms are defined.

How to Play Texas Holdem
Learn the basics of Texas Holdem and apply the concepts to Pot Limit Holdem, No-Limit Holdem, and Limit Holdem.

How to Play Omaha
Omaha can be played in several different variations including, Pot Limit Omaha (PLO), Pot Limit Omaha 08 (PL08), and Limit Omaha Hi/Low. This article should help get you started.

How to Play Stud
Whether playing Seven Card Stud, Razz, or Eight of Better (Stud Hi/Low), the basic betting structures are consistent. The Stud article will assist you in understanding the basics.

How to Play Badugi
The rules of Badugi are detailed in this article and it should give you a solid foundation for getting started.

How to Play Stud High Low
An article that can help you get started playing Stud Eight or Better. Stud Eight or Better also happens to be one of the games in H.O.R.S.E.

How to Play Razz
Learn how to play Razz by reading this basic Razz article.

So you’ve set up your online poker account, created your username and password, made a deposit, and now you’re itching to start playing some poker. As you start looking through the virtual lobby at the dizzying list of games and limits, you suddenly realize that you have one small problem: you have no idea what you’re doing. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Learning how to play poker is a long process, one that must begin with understanding the basics of the game. If you are a complete novice to card games, you should start with reading about how a 52 card deck works and how poker hands are ranked. Maybe you’ve played a game like Hold’em for years and laugh in the face of newcomers, but are clueless at how to broaden your horizons with games like Stud or Badugi. And if you want to sound like you’ve been playing for years (even if you just learned the rules today), check out the poker definitions page to learn the lingo being thrown around at the tables.

Learning how to play poker shouldn't be scary or intimidating as long as you have a good guide. In an effort to help you build a solid poker foundation, we have written about the basic rules and betting structures of the most popular games that are offered online and in brick and mortar casinos. If you want to learn to play Texas Hold'em or finally figure out how to play Omaha, simply follow the link to the game you are interested in and it should give you enough information to feel comfortable with the rules.

Once you have read up on the rules of the game that interests you, remember that you still have a long way to go before you will be able to be a consistent winner. Just knowing the rules of each game is fairly easy, but there are some basic strategies that are essential to learn before you sit down to experiment. There are several articles on Poker-Vibe (linked on the left) that will give you some tools to become a profitable player, and help you experiment with a new game without losing too much along the way.

Learning how to play poker can be a fun and rewarding experience, but don't limit yourself. Playing a new game can be exciting and will ultimately improve your overall poker skills. Concepts from one game often translate to another, so don't be afraid to broaden your horizons and try something new.

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