Saturday, November 10, 2007

Five Card Draw & Five Card Stud

Five card poker has a couple different variations; 5 card draw and 5 card stud. These games have been a favorite at home poker games for a long time. You can now play 5 card draw and 5 card stud at some online poker rooms for free or real money. While 5 card draw is played exactly the same except for the betting structure, 5 card stud can be quite different than most people are used to.

5 card stud is a very unique game. When you play online you will be able to see four out of the 5 cards each player has. This make it a game that requires either a lot of luck, courage or skill. The best players in the world use mathematics to dominate the tables. You will have to pay very close attention to your odds of catching the winning hand by keeping track of what cards your opponents have. This game is very fun and can be very profitable for someone using the right strategy. You should read the rules of five card stud before you sit down at the tables to play.

5 card draw is a fairly simple and straight forward game that involves quite a bit of bluffing. You should pay very close attention to how many cards each player draws and look for betting patterns (tells). This game also relies a lot on the luck of the draw but by playing only premium hands and bluffing every now and then five card draw cane be very profitable. This game is offered in fixed limit, pot limit and no limit variations at a few sites and each one requires a certain strategy to capitalize from the bad players at the tables.

Overall, 5 card draw and 5 card stud can be very profitable. Many Texas Hold'em and Omaha players like to try out the tables out of boredom and quickly lose their stacks. If you use the right strategies you can earn a decent living from either of these games.