Texas Holdem is the most popular
poker game. The popularity of big events such as the World Poker Tour and
the World Series of Poker develops the practice of Texas Holdem through
the world. In Texas Hold'em, each poker player is dealt two cards (known as
"hole cards") that belong only to that player. Five community cards
(or "board cards") are dealt face-up on the board. All players in the
game use these cards in conjunction with their own hole cards to make the best
possible five-card poker hand.
of the game Texas Holdem Making the best
possible five-card poker hand.
oGame Rules Texas
Cards Every player gets two
cards face down. These are called hole cards or pocket
cards. Betting round
Cards - The Flop - Three cards are
dealt face up in the middle of the table. These cards are called the flop cards.
These are "community" cards and can be used by all the players to make
up their hand.
Betting round 2
Card - The Turn - After the second round of
betting, a fourth board card is dealt face up in the middle of the table. This
is called the "Turn card". It is followed by a third round of betting.
Betting round 3
1 Board Card -
The River - After the
third round of betting, a fifth and final board card is dealt. It is called the
"River card" and is followed by a fourth and final round of betting.
The two players directly to the left of the dealer button must post Blinds.
Since the dealer button moves on every game round, everyone has to post blinds
at some point in the game. The player to the immediate left of the dealer button
posts the Small Blind (B),
equal to half of the minimum stake. The player to the left of the small blind
posts the Big Blind (BB),
equal to the amount of the minimum stake.
Every player gets two hole cards
oFirst betting round
begins with the player immediately to the left of the big blind and continuing
in a clockwise direction around the table.
Every player can fold, call or raise. Raising is possible by the lower table
Fold: If you don't like your cards, you can fold. If you have
posted a blind, made a bet or raised a bet, you will lose that money. But you
will not lose any more. After folding, you are out of the game until the next
Check/Call : You can stay in the game by checking or calling. If no bet
has been made before you, you can check without placing any money in the pot. If
a bet has been made, you can call by placing the same amount in the pot.
Bet/Raise: If you think your hand is good enough, you can make a
bet. If another player has already made a bet, you can raise it.
The Flop is dealt.
betting round :
- This second round is carried out exactly as
the first betting round.
The Turn is dealt.
Third betting round
second round is carried out as the first and second betting round, but raising
is possible only by the higher table stake.
The River is dealt.
final betting round is carried out exactly as the third.
- After the final betting round,
the best five-card hand is determined. Both the hole cards and the board cards
can be used to make up a hand.
Players can split the pot if they have the same hand. In the rare case of the
best hand consisting of community cards only, the pot is divided between all the
players left in the pot at the showdown. If you see that you are losing, and do
not want to show your cards, you can muck, that is to give up your hand and lose
the pot. Otherwise you can show to compare your hand with others.
: - When a player runs out of chips
during the course of a hand, he does not have to fold. Instead the player can
choose to be All-in. When you are all-in, you call all your chips and the pot is
divided into the main pot and the side pot.
- All subsequent chips are hereafter added to the side pot. At the showdown if
the All-in player does not have a winning hand, both the side pot and the main
pot go to the winning hand, as usual. At the showdown if the All-in player has a
winning hand, the main pot goes to the All-in player, and the side pot goes to
the next best hand. When several players go All-in, multiple side pots are
created. The pots are divided according to hand and order in which the players
went All-in. If a player not all in at the showdown has the winning hand he wins
all side pots and the main pot. If an all in player has the strongest hand he
wins the pot or pots that were collected until he went All-in. Any all in player
with a winning hand can only win the pot or pots they are involved in.
Royal Flush A
Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten in the same suit.
Five cards in sequence, of the same suit.
Egality : highest rank at the top of the sequence wins.
Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same rank.
A Three of a kind, and a Pair.
Five cards of the same suit.
Five cards in sequence.
Three of a Kind 2
Three cards of the same rank.