Texas hold’em poker:

Texas hold’em poker:

Basically a form of poker in which each player is dealt two cards face down, called hole cards. The player may then use none, one, or both of his hole cards, in combination with five board cards or community cards dealt face up, to make the best possible five-card hand.

‘Community Cards’ are cards dealt face up in the middle of the table and their rankings are shared by all the players.

Texas Hold’em Poker

How to play Texas Hold’em Poker

Play begins by dealing two cards in the Hole (face down) to each player. This is followed by a round of betting. Most hold’em games get the betting started with one or two ‘Blind Bets’ to the left of the dealer. These are forced bets which must be made before seeing one’s cards. Check and raise are allowed.

Play proceeds clockwise from the blinds, with each player free to fold, call the blind bet, or raise. Usually the blinds are ‘Live’, meaning that they may raise themselves when the action gets back around to them.

Now three board cards are dealt face up in the middle of the table; this is called the Flop. A round of betting takes place, with action starting on the first blind, immediately to the dealers left. Another card is dealt face up called the Turn, followed by another round of betting, again beginning to the dealer’s left.

Then the final card, the River, is dealt followed by the final round of betting. In a structured-limit game, the bets on the turn and river are usually double the size of those before and on the flop.

The game is usually played for high only, and each player makes the best five-card combination to compete for the pot. Players usually use both their hole cards to make their best hand, but this is not required. A player may even choose to ‘Play the Board’ and use no hole cards at all. Dead hits or identical five-card hands split the pot; the sixth and seventh cards are not used to break ties.

Hold’em High-Low Split

The game is played exactly like Texas Hold’em, except the best High hand splits the pot with the best Low hand. However, to win the Low half pot, the player must qualify; he must have a hand with an 8 highest card or better (lower), or the high hand wins the entire 현금바둑이 pot. Any hand qualifies for High.

Interesting links

Texas Holdem Poker

This is a free Texas Holdem poker resource page, providing strategies and tips to get your game in shape.

Poker Room

Play Texas Hold’em poker online.


Play Texas Hold’em on-line for free (software download required).

Hold’em Strategy

A very detailed pre-flop strategy for Texas Hold’em.

Poker Pages

You can play free on-line Texas Hold’em, Y Card Stud and Omaha at PokerPages.com. They also have free tournaments with prizes that include tournament buy-in to real casino tournaments including World Series of Poker and the Tournament of Champions.



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