How to Play Texas Hold’em Poker – Learn Easy Steps

Learn And Play Texas Hold’em Poker

Call it Texas Hold ’em, Texas Holdem, Hold ’em or Holdem, the meaning remains the same – it’s the most recognized variation of the card game of Poker (the other being Pot Limit Omaha). Online Poker Websites in India and around the world offer these two variations of the game where players can win free or real money playing Poker. Texas Holdem is also the most favored game in all the marquee tournaments around the world & Online Poker game circles. In you are in India then you will find many online platform where you can enjoy real money poker India.

Learn Texas Holdem Poker

So, how do you play Texas Holdem Poker?

The rules are simple and require no Ph.D in Rocket Science to master – every player is dealt two cards face down with five community cards being placed on the table (whose value is shown as the round progresses). Each player has to make the best five-card combination from among the board and personal cards and bet on the same. Texas Holdem Poker is generally played on a single table between two players or more (max 10).

Opening Deal


The dealer deals two cards (hole cards) face down to every player on the table, starting from his/her left

1st Round of Betting


The player to the left of the Big Blind starts the betting, putting money in the pot. All players are given the opportunity to call the bet, raise or fold.

Flop

The dealer deals three community cards face up on the table

2nd Round of Betting

Every player has the option to check, raise or fold. If a raise is made, other players need to call the bet or fold (or raise). If a raise is made, the betting continues.

Turn

The dealer deals one more community card (the fourth card) on the table

3rd Round of Betting

Once again, every player has the option to check, raise or fold. If a raise is made, other players need to call the bet or fold (or raise). If a raise is made, the betting continues.

River

The dealer deals the fifth & final community card on the table

Final Round of Betting

Once again, every player has the option to check, raise or fold. If a raise is made, other players need to call the bet or fold (or raise). If a raise is made, the betting continues.

Showdown

The players who haven’t folded open their hole cards. The player with the highest hand wins the pot

Poker lexicon to remember:

Ante – a stake put up by a player in poker or brag before receiving cards

Blinds – mandatory bets made by the first two players to the left of the dealer button. They are called Small Blind and Big Blind.

Pre-Flop – anything that happens before the three community cards are dealt

Flop – the three community cards that are dealt after the first round of betting

Turn – the fourth community card that is dealt (after the Flop)

River – the fifth & final community card that is dealt (after the Turn)

Check – to decline the opportunity to open the betting when there is no bet made

Call – to match the highest bet during the current round made

Raise – to call the highest bet made and making a bigger bet

Fold – to forfeit your cards & the round Showdown – to reveal the hands & discover the pot’s winner.

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