How to Play

Learn How to Play: Omaha Omaha Hi/Lo 5 Card Stud7 Card StudRazz5 Card Draw

Only know how to play Hold’em? Not anymore! Learn to play some of the many other interesting variants of poker with the MPN’s beginner’s guides.


Omaha is an action-packed community card game. Each player is dealt four cards, and must use exactly two of those cards in conjunction with exactly three of the community cards to make their best five-card poker hand. Learn how to play Omaha.

Omaha Hi/Lo

Omaha Hi/Lo plays just like Omaha, except that at the showdown the pot is split between the best regular high poker hand and the best ace to five lowball hand. The split-pot nature of the game adds extra complexity and excitement! Learn how to play Omaha Hi/Lo.

5 Card Stud

5 Card Stud is the oldest poker game on the MPN. Each player is dealt one card face down and one face up, and their remaining three cards are dealt face up (making five cards in total), with a betting round after each. It’s a game of hand-reading and daring bluffs! Learn how to play 5 Card Stud.

7 Card Stud

7 Card Stud is similar to 5 Card Stud, but each player starts the hand with two face down cards and one face up. Three more cards are dealt face up, with a betting round after each, and the last card is dealt face down. 7 Card Stud was the world’s most popular poker game until fairly recently. Learn how to play 7 Card Stud.


Razz plays like 7 Card Stud, except that the hands are ranked based on ace to five lowball rules, so the lowest hand wins. Sick of getting dealt small cards all the time? Razz could be the game for you! Learn how to play Razz.

5 Card Draw

5 Card Draw is the classic home game – each player is dealt five cards, there is a betting round, and then each player can exchange some or all of their cards for new ones if they wish. With all of the cards hidden from view, 5 Card Draw is about playing the player and not your cards! Learn how to play 5 Card Draw.

Learn How to Play: Omaha – Omaha Hi/Lo –  5 Card Stud – 7 Card Stud – Razz – 5 Card Draw