Texas Hold’em Rules

Texas Holdem is one of the most famous variations of poker. This game is preferred and played by many poker players in most of the online casinos and poker rooms. The interest about Texas Holdem is so big that this game can be found in every poker tournament.

If you are not so familiar with this game, but you want to learn it we recommend you to start with reading and learning the Rules.

Every poker player who wants to take part in this game must pay an Ante. This is a small sum that is collected in the beginning and put in the center of the table, where the pot is situated. After that the cards are dealt to the players at the Texas Holdem table. Each of them receives two downcards as their personal hand (holecards), after which there is a round of betting.

Betting proceeds in a clockwise order, starting from the left of the dealer. Every player decides how to play his hand or whether to play it at all. At this point every player in the hand has the choice to Call, Raise, or Fold. If he decides to Call that means that he is ready to match what has been bet by other players since the last time. If he chooses to Raise this means that he must first match what has been bet by other players. After that he has to choose to add an additional sum to the pot. The limit of it is usually determined by the set limit of the game. Another choice is to Fold. This means that the player is ready to drop out of the hand being played. Folding is usually a preferred choice when a player determines that they have a losing hand they can not recover from.

After the betting round another three boardcards are turned simultaneously. Then occurs another round of betting. The next two boardcards are drawn in the middle of the table with a round of betting after each. These boardcards are community cards and all players in the game can use them to complete their hands. Each player may use any five-card combination from among the board and personal cards to form the best hand he can. A winner is the player who uses the best Texas Holdem tips during the game and who gets the highest hand at the showdown.