Best Poker Game Variations of 2020

A popular saying associated with Poker is that it takes 5 minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. It is a game of tactics, planning, creativity, and improvisation. One notable aspect of this amazing card game is that it can be played in a range of variations.

And trust us, they are nothing like your typical board games!

They are fun. They are thrilling. They are action-packed.

Here is the list of the top Poker game variations which are exploding in popularity these days:

Texas Hold’em

In the top 5 Poker game variations spectrum; Texas Hold’em holds the top spot.

At a Texas Hold’em Poker table, the dealer distributes two cards (hole cards) to each player. Later on, 5 community cards are dealt face up in three stages of betting (Flop, Turn, and River). The objective of the game is to create the strongest five-card hand using the hole cards and community cards in any combination according to the hand ranking rules. Every player acts (bet, call, check, raise, or fold) clockwise according to the strength of their hand. The decision to play depends upon the possibility of completing the hand. Anytime during the game, if you feel that the chances to win are low, you can fold your cards and leave the hand. The amount of money all players bet on the table during the game forms the pot. At the end of the betting rounds, the participants show their cards and the player with the best five-card hand wins the pot. 


There is one standout difference between Texas Hold’em and Omaha. Instead of 2, here, the players receive 4 hole cards. The player needs to create the hand using only 2 hole cards along with 3 cards on the board. The rest of the playing rules are similar to Texas Hold’em. The most played format of Omaha is Pot-Limit Omaha.

Omaha Hi-Lo

In this version of Omaha, the pot is divided in half at showdown. One half goes to the best ‘high’ hand and the other to the best ‘low’ hand. The low hand must be 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, or lower in value to qualify. If there is no low hand, the player with the high hand gets the pot.

Crazy Pineapple

It is the ‘craziest’ variant of Poker. At the beginning of the game, you receive 3 hole cards. After the flop round, you have to discard one card. The rest of the game is similar to Texas Hold’em.

Hold’em ++

This variant is rapidly gaining popularity in India nowadays. It is the updated version of Texas Hold’em, in which, instead of 1 card, 2 cards are revealed at Turn and River rounds each. You need to create the best 5-card combination using these 7 community cards and 2 hole cards in any combination.

These creative games are the absolute best to play online on your smartphones, laptops, or tablets. Poker rules are simple and easy for beginners to learn. Just sit back and pick any game that suits your interest and skills! We assure you, you will love it!

Anukant Sharma, a strategic thinker and poker aficionado, merges his decade-long gaming expertise with captivating storytelling. His journey is marked by a quest for knowledge and a commitment to crafting compelling narratives that captivate readers.

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