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Texas Hold’em For Dummies

by on Oct.01, 2017, under Games Online

Poker became massively popular around the globe in the 21st century with the appearance of online versions of the game, card cameras and an increase in advertisements for poker in popular culture in general. There are different types of poker, mainly distinguished by the rules of card-dealing and betting, such as Razz, Five-Card Draw, Omaha and (the most popular one) Texas Hold’em.

Texas Hold’em starts by having two hole cards face down until the showdown, and moves clockwise. Although it may seem easy to grasp the basic rules of the game, Texas Hold’em can be quite challenging to ace. But do not let that discourage you! To learn more about appropriate terminology and strategies, it’s important to do some online research because there is a wealth of information available to you that will improve your game play.

The first step in mastering Texas Hold’em is to understand the aim of the game, which is to make the best five-card hand, resulting in a win. The second step is mastering the associated terminology such as kicker, flop, showdown etc. The third step is to be aware of the betting limit, which in Texas Hold’em comes in pot limit, no limit and fixed limit form.

Before each round two players, on the left of the dealer, place small and big blinds or forced bets in order to start the betting round in which the next player has to check, bet or fold. At this point the first round of betting is over, the flop is dealt and three of the community cards are now shown to the players. The second round of betting, where a fourth card also known as the turn is revealed, is followed by the third round of betting in which the fifth community card is shown. After all the bets are equalled, the showdown or the reveal of cards can start. The winner is the player with the best five-card hand, made by combining two hole cards and three community cards.