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It is not all about Texas Holdem and Pot Limit Omaha on Betfair Poker, you can also play popular variants such as Omaha High/Low, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud High/Low and 5 Card Draw and there is no better place to improve your game then by reading our poker variants section which takes you through all the rules, strategy and tips on playing other styles of poker. Read our advice on Omaha High/Low, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud High/Low and 5 Card Draw and check out what other poker variants will be coming to Betfair Poker. Practise and improve your poker skills now at Betfair Poker.

Sevens, Eights, and Nines in Omaha/8

Most of the best starting hands in Omaha/8 do not contain these cards

Omaha/8 (a.k.a. Omaha Hi/Lo Split-8-or-Better) has grown in popularity over recent years thanks in part to the fact that online poker rooms are now regularly offering it not just in its traditional fixed limit format...

Mix It Up: The Benefits of Learning Other Games

Knowing different games increases your versatility.

Most of us first began playing poker by learning one particular variation of the game. Very likely we didn't necessarily choose the game, but it "chose us" -- that is, we played whatever game our...

Warming Up and Cooling Down

110 Poker Strategy

One of the great properties of the game of poker is there are no physical requirements to play the game. It does not really matter if you are an extremely fit 19-year old or an...


Matthew Pitt

27 Sep 2011

Poker Book Review: 'Mastering Omaha/8 Poker' by Mark Tenner and Lou Krieger

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"It's like the difference between driving a car and flying a small airplane." So explain Mark Tenner and Lou Krieger early in Mastering Omaha/8 Poker, referring to the extensive differences that exist between hold'em and...

Defending your blinds in different games

110 Poker Strategy

Many players in games with blinds behave as if every one is equal when considering whether to defend their blinds or not. No limit players sitting in limit games tend to defend their blinds too...

What is Snowing?

230 Poker Variants

The term 'snowing' simply refers to a practice in draw poker low-ball games where you make a bluff based on the fact that you have a multiple number of important low cards in your hand,...

Slow playing suited babies

230 Poker Variants

The dream hand to look down at in poker variant seven card stud hi/lo, three suited babies refers to any hand that has three low, suited cards in it. These are by far the most...

Deuce to Seven - The Money Street

230 Poker Variants

By far and away the most important street in all of Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Poker is the river - after the third draw has been done and the final bets go in. This...

Pat Hands

230 Poker Variants

In any form of draw game, eventually you are going to get dealt hands that need no discards to improve. These are referred to as 'pat' hands, and how you play them makes a huge...

2-7 Triple draw - the 3-2-1 rule

230 Poker Variants

Deuce To Seven Triple Draw is one of the most popular rotations in mixed games, and it is a true action game that can at first seem to have a dizzying number of combinations and...

Raising the up-card in stud and razz

230 Poker Variants

In the first betting round of seven card stud, the 'bring in' bet forces the lowest (or highest card in razz) to make a forced bet to kick off the action. Generally the action then...

The eight qualifier in Hi/Lo split games

230 Poker Variants

When people first started playing Hi/Lo split games, there was always both a high hand and a low hand. You could even win the low hand with a straight flush - provided that your opponent...

Five card draw - the importance of showdown value

230 Poker Variants

Five card draw is relatively unique amongst poker games, in that it only has two streets of betting. You have a betting interval once you are dealt your cards, a discard phase where you can...

Folding late in limit hold'em

230 Poker Variants

This is one of the single key weaknesses in bad limit players games - how they respond to the late street betting. Although folding too much or too little can be a big flaw, typically...

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