- History of Poker
- History of Omaha Poker
- History of Pai-Gow Poker
- History of 5 Card Draw
- How to play: Spread Limit Hold'em
- How to play: Five Card Draw
- How to play: Table Poker
- How to play: Play Poker
- How to play: Texas Hold'em
- How to play: 7 Card Stud Poker
How To Play Texas Hold'em
All About Texas Hold'em
Known as the Cadillac of Poker learning the game of Texas Hold'em is not at all difficult. The game starts with two people sitting on the left side of the dealer put on blind bets. The player sitting at the extreme left of the dealer is supposed to take out the small blind whereas the two players on to the left side of the dealer would be putting out the big blind. Each player is given two cards that would be facing downwards. Such cards are known as pocket cards or the hole. The first move would be made by the first player sitting on the left side of the big blind. The player has the choice of raising the wager, calling it or folding it. The placing of wagers continues in a clockwise manner.
Once all the players are done with the placing of wagers three more cards are dealt with facing upwards in the middle of the table which is known as boards. The first 3 cards in the game of texas hold'em are known as flop. Such cards are actually community cards that mean that all of the players would use all the three cards along with the hole cards that they have for bringing out the hand of best value. The placing of wager starts from the flop coming on from the player sitting on the left of the dealer who can either place a bet or check. Another card is dealt facing upwards on the table known as the turn card or Fourth Street.
An additional round of placing wagers is made and then the last card is dealt to all the players, which is known as the river or the fifth street. A last round of placing wagers takes place. The rest of the people playing have to now show the cards that they have and the player coming up with the best value of hand taking in the pocket cards is the winner.
What is Texas Hold'em?
Texas hold'em is actually a variant of the game of poker. the game entails dealing of two cards facing downwards to every player along with a number of five community cards that the dealer places. These community cards are a combination of three cards, two more single cards. After the dealing is done the players have the option of folding, checking or placing the bets on the cards.
In the game of poker, the button is the marker that is employed to signifying the dealer who would be dealing with the cards. On a general basis, the button is used to signify the player who making the move lastly on that particular deal. The word button is also implied wherein a number of casinos make use of a plastic disc for making the exact status of the people playing.
The blinds in the game of poker are the forced wagers that are placed by the players sitting on the left side of the dealer especially in the poker games of the flop-styles. The quantity of blinds on a general basis is two, but at times it can be more than one as well.
The Deal and Betting Rounds
The deal and betting rounds refer to the dealing of cards and the chance for the players in the game of poker to raise, check, place a wager, re-raise depending on the structure of betting and folding respectively. Each round of placing wagers begins with the person sitting to the extreme left side of the player.
In the game of poker, the flop is dealing the very first 3 cards facing upwards on the board in the variant of the community cards specifically in the game of Omaha hold'em and Texas hold'em. The dealing of all the three cards is done in a simultaneous manner subsequent to the end of the initial round of betting.
The turn is the fourth card out of five cards the dealing of which is done to the boards which constitutes of one community card facing upwards that every player in the game of poker can make use of for bringing out the best hand. The turn found in the game of poker in the community card comes after the end of the second round of betting.
The river card, also known as the fifth street is the last card to be dealt in the game of texas hold'em, that follows the end of the last round of placing wagers. The river card is known to be a card that could alter the luck in the game by giving the player a card which badly needs to beat the hand of another player that has been already completed.
In the game of poker, the showdown is a state wherein if there are more than one players remaining after the final round of placing wagers, the rest of the players would show their cards and would compare the value of the hands with one another for deciding that who would be the winner.