Spit in the Ocean Poker is a poker variant very similar to the Five Card Draw Poker. The difference is that there is a community card that every player is allowed to use and that is also considered a wildcard.

Here are the Spit in the Ocean rules:
Player: 3 – 7
Betting rounds: 2
Category: Draw Poker
Betting options: Fixed Limit, Pot Limit, Spread Limit, No Limit, Mixed Limit, Split Limit

Poker Rules Spit in the Ocean Poker
Before the start of each round in Spit in the Ocean, two players each have to pay a blind stake, the small blind and the big blind. The bets are paid by the two players sitting to the left of the current dealer. As he moves one place clockwise each round, everyone has to pay the small blind or big blind once.

First betting round: Each player receives four cards. A fifth card is dealt face up on the table. This is a community card and can be used by any player for his hand. Furthermore, this card and every card of the same value is a wildcard. Each player can therefore decide for themselves which value they should have. If, for example, an ace, a player can say that the card and any other ace should still count as king for him. Afterwards the players bet on their cards. The player starts to the left of the player who paid the big blind.

Draw: In turn, any active player can discard any number of their cards and receives the same number of new cards from the deck.

Second betting round: There is another betting round, this time opened by the player to the left of the dealer.

This is followed by the so-called showdown. If the winner of this round has not previously been determined by having all but one quit and dropped their cards, the remaining players reveal their cards and determine who has the better hand.

Rule variations for Spit in the Ocean Poker
Players are only allowed to swap three cards. If there are fewer than six players, you can also swap four cards if the remaining fifth card is an Ace.

Spit in the Ocean Poker can also be played with Lowball or Hi / Lo rules. It wins the “worst” hand or share the best and the worst hand the pot.

There are several wildcard rules where one card serves as a wildcard. This can then take any value, depending on what a player currently needs.

Card Scores Spit in the Ocean
Spit in the Ocean Poker’s scores follow Hi-Poker’s usual card-reading scheme, as it also applies to Texas Hold’em, Five Card Draw, Seven Card Stud or Omaha Hold’em. The value or rank of a leaf is the higher, the rarer it is.

But beware: The community card is always a wild card, so it can stand for all other cards.

Six Card Stud Rules

Six Card Stud is like the famous half-full / half-empty glass of everyday philosophy. Some say it’s Seven Card Stud with one card less. The others say it’s Five Card Stud with one more card. The fact is: Classic Stud Poker is played with six cards.

Here are the Six Card Stud rules:
Player: 2 – 10
Betting rounds: 4
Category: Stud Poker
Betting options: Fixed Limit, Pot Limit, Spread Limit, No Limit, Mixed Limit, Split Limit

Poker Rules Six Card Stud Poker
It is common to play Six Card Stud in the classic form with Antes as a basic bet, although blinds are also very good, especially when played in a bidding structure like no-limit or pot-limit.

First of all, each player receives 3 cards, 2 of them face down and one face up, the door card.

1st betting round: If you play with Antes, the player with the lowest door card in front of you opens the first betting round. Whether he wants to or not, he has to pay at least the so-called bring-in, but can also increase. As in Seven Card Stud also applies: If two players show a door card of the same value, the card color decides who opens the betting round, in ascending order: cross, check, heart, spades.

2nd betting round: Every player who is still active receives another open card and a betting round follows. It is started by the player whose open cards show the best possible combination at the moment.

3rd betting round: Again, each remaining player receives an additional face-up card and a betting round takes place.

4th betting round: Finally, each player gets a last (sixth), this time covered card. This is followed by the last betting round.

In the showdown, the still active players compare their cards and determine the player with the best hand.

Card Scores Six Card Stud
Six card stud card rankings follow Hi-Poker’s standard card value scheme as used in Texas Hold’em, Seven Card Stud or Five Card Draw. The value or rank of a leaf is the higher, the rarer it is.

Six Card Stud Rule Variants
Alligator Stud: At the beginning, each player receives only one face-down card and one face-up card. In return he receives two open cards in the second betting round. The rest is equal to Six Card Stud.

Zanetti Stud: Each player receives two face-down cards and one face-up. In the second betting round he receives two open cards and in the third and final betting round again an open card. Another change compared to Six Card Stud is that you have to use all four cards that are clearly visible for your final hand and you can only choose one of the hidden holecards.

Razz rules

Razz can be thought of as a kind of inverted Seven Card Stud poker. Instead of the highest hand, the lowest hand wins here, so it is played according to lowball rules.

Here are the Razz rules:
Player: 2 – 7
Betting rounds: 5
Category: Stud Poker
Betting options: Fixed Limit, Pot Limit, Spread Limit, No Limit, Mixed Limit, Split Limit

Poker Rules Razz Poker
The gameplay of Razz is almost equal to that of Seven Card Stud Poker. At the beginning of each round, each player pays a basic bet, the Ante. Following this, each player is dealt in turn with two face-down cards (which only he can see) and one face-up card that is visible to everyone else.

1st betting round: The player with the highest visible card pays a bet, the bring-in. This is one of the major differences to Seven Card Stud, where the bring-in is the player with the lowest card. If two players have the same open card value, the card color decides on the bring-in, in descending order: cross, check, heart, spade. The bring-in can also increase. Then the actual betting round takes place.

2nd betting round: The active players get an additional open card and a betting round takes place. It is opened by the player whose open cards show the lowest combination.

3rd betting round: Again, all still active players will receive an open card and a betting round will take place.

4th betting round: One more open card is distributed to all players and the penultimate betting round takes place.

5th betting round: Before the final showdown, all still active players get a final card, this time covered, so that each has 4 open and 3 face-down cards in front of him.

In the showdown, players reveal their cards and determine the winner.

Card Ratings Razz Poker
The lowest hand wins according to the classic Ace to Five Lowball rules. This means that an ace counts as 1, the lowest card. Likewise, streets and flushes are ignored, so the best razz hand is Ace Three Three Four Five.

Note: Players’ cards are compared based on the highest card. If a player has an 8 as the highest card and a player a 7, the player wins with the 7. Have both an 8, compare their second highest cards, etc.