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Texas Hold em Poker Basics

Posted on March 14, 2020 by Frances Cusumano

Texas Hold em Poker (also know as Holdem Poker) is a card game that you'll take a few minutes to learn but many years to master. As a beginner you'll want to learn the Texas Hold em Poker basics - the rules, hands rankings and types of texas hold em poker.

The complete Texas hold em poker basics:

The game is played with a standard 52 card deck and there might be a minimum of 2 or a maximum of ten players each game.

Players are dealt two cards each, which can be used along with the 5 communal cards to create the best possible 5 card poker hands.

The dealer begins the game by dealing two cards to each participant; this round is referred to as the'Pre-Flop'. The two cards dealt by the poker dealer are put face down on the table - these cards are called the pocket or hole cards.

A round of betting occurs before the second round of cards is dealt. In this round the poker dealer places 3 cards face up on the poker table. This is known in Texas Hold em Poker games as the 'Flop'. Each player now has an opportunity to bet or check.

By'checking' you're choosing not to wager but you still remain in the game, checking is only allowed if there have been no bets placed before your turn in that round.

In the third round, the dealer places another communal card face up on the table. At this time there are 4 communal cards on the table, as well as two hole or pocket cards per player.

Considering the present choice of cards in their hands and those open on the desk, the players again place their bets. This round is known as the 'Turn'.

In the final round before the'Show-down', the dealer places the fifth and final communal card on the table, face up. And the players begin betting. This round is called the'River'.

After the River, the remaining players start to reveal their hands. Players may use any combination of their two hole cards and 5 communal cards to create the best possible hand. You might even use all five communal cards to create the best hand.