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.

Goal of the game Texas Holdem

Making the best possible five-card poker hand. (link combinations)

Game Rules Texas Hold'em

  • 2 Hole Cards
    Every player gets two cards face down. These are called hole cards or pocket cards.

    ting round 1

  • 3 Board 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

  • 1 Board 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.

    Betting round 4

  • The best combination of 5 cards wins the pot.



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There are three major variations of betting limits : "No Limit", "Pot Limit" and "Limit".

No Limit :

A player can bet all of his chips at any time.

Pot Limit :

A player can bet what is in the pot.

Limit :

There is a specified betting limit in each game and on each round of betting.

  Betting :

There can be one bet and three raises in each round. After three raises the betting round is stopped and the next card is dealt. If it's the final betting round, the best hand is determined.

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o  Before rounds:

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 face down.

First betting round

- Betting 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 stake.

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 game round.

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.

Second  betting round :

 - This second round is carried out exactly as the first betting round.

The Turn is dealt.

hird betting round

 - This 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.

Fourth betting round :

 - This final betting round is carried out exactly as the third.

The best combination of 5 cards wins the pot.

Showdown :

 -  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.

All-in :

- 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    K    Q    J    10 
Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten in the same suit.

  7    8    9    10 
Five cards in sequence, of the same suit.
Egality : highest rank at the top of the sequence wins.

Four of a Kind
    2    2    2 
Four cards of the same rank.

Full House
  9    9    J    J 
Three of a kind, and a Pair.

  8    J    Q    2 
Five cards of the same suit.

  8    9    10    J 
Five cards in sequence.

Three of a Kind
  2    2 
Three cards of the same rank.

Two pairs
  Q    5    5 
2 x Two cards of a same rank.

Two cards of a same rank.



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