When thinking of the game of poker, there are some variants that will immediately spring to the minds of everybody. Indeed, the game of Texas Hold'em is perhaps the most common game thought of, as this version of poker is played around the world and is one that can be considered the most popular.
Texas Hold'em has the ability to make people very rich when played correctly, whilst it does not take a lot of skill to learn the rules of the game; however, like Chris Moneymaker once said, learning the game takes a minute, but a lifetime to master.
There are, though, a number of different poker variants that players can look to play and further enhance their overall poker experiences, including games such as poker rakeback.
What is Poker Rakeback?
Those that consider playing poker rackback will need to understand what 'rake' is in order to be successful with this variation of the playing card game.
Online poker rake is a percentage that a poker site takes from each real-money pot and will generally be of a small value, thus allowing them to take a share of the pot and make their own money. 'Rakeback' then occurs, which will simply see the funds re-distributed to those loyal players. This means players are able to try and make a profit or break even a little easier than other forms.
There are professional rackback players on the circuit now, with this form of poker becoming a little more popular, however it can still be considered to be one that is of the lesser-known variants.
Although Razz was once very popular with pros, it has since lost its way at a poker table ever since the emergence of Texas Hold'em.
Those, though, that know how to play popular games such as Seven Card Stud will be able to take up this poker game easily, as the rules are essentially the same but in reverse. Players need to try and form the lowest hand in Razz in order to win, rather than the best. If they form a high hand, they will lose.
The rules are simple to follow and all act on achieving the lowest-valued hands possible, with the 'Wheel Straight' - A-2-3-4-5 - technically being the 'best' hand to get, followed by A-2-3-4-6 and so on.
Despite being one of the oldest poker games available to play, Badugi has perhaps become one of the lesser-known playing card games available. The game is relatively simple to play, and follows the same kind of rules that 'Razz' adopts.
The main aim of Badugi is to obtain the lowest hand possible, but players will need to have all four suits within their hand in order to make a "Badugi".
Players start the game with four cards all facing down, and follow this with a round of betting. The game will then go draw, bet, draw, bet, draw, bet before the showdown is made. Aces will count as low cards, so obtaining a hand of A-2-3-4 that features all of the four suits can not be beaten.