Texas Hold'em Poker Rules

Poker is played in many variations, like Omaha poker, five-hand poker, and texas hold’em poker, and these are just a few of those variations. If you are still clueless about Texas Hold’em poker, then you should try to learn it. After all, Texas Hold’em poker is the most widely played poker game today.

Texas Hold’em Poker can be played by two to ten players, but other people want to play with Texas Hold’em with more players. It just depends on your preferences. An important thing to study before playing Texas Hold’em poker is the way the hands are ranked.

These are the hands in poker, ranking from lowest to highest: high card, pair, three-of-a-kind, straight, flush, full house, four-of-a-kind, straight flush and royal flush. For their definitions, look them up in the poker books you’ll find in any bookstore, or browse through the internet.

Before each round begins, the big blind and small blind post their bets. In Texas Hold’em Poker, these blinds are to ensure that the winner of the round will be taking a pot, in event that everybody else folds.

At the start of every round of Texas Hold’em poker, players are given two cards each. These cards are called hole cards in Texas Hold’em poker. Your hole cards are dealt to you facing down, so that you will be the only one who will know what they are during play. After the hole cards are distributed, there will be the first round of betting, which is also called the pre-flop.

In every round, you can choose from the different actions in poker. Actions in Texas Hold’em poker are check, call, fold, and raise. After the first round of betting, the first set of community cards is drawn. In poker, they are called the flop. They are composed of three cards, drawn after a card is burned, or put aside. After the flop is drawn, the poker players still at play will bet again.

When this is finished, the fourth of the community cards is drawn, which is also called the turn. Like the flop, a card is put aside before the turn. The poker players still at play bet once more. When the betting is completed, the river, or the fifth of the community cards is drawn. Like in the case of flop and turn, a card is also put aside before the river is drawn.

The remaining poker players who are still at play bet for the last time. The winner is judged according to the ranking of cards. But sometimes, there is no need to compare the hands if all else have folded.