In this article, I'll teach you how to play Texas holdem poker. To play Texas holdem poker we will need:
1. Minimum 2 players. A minimum of 2 players per table and a maximum of usually 10 players per table.
2. Decks of cards 52 cards without jokers 🙂
3. Chips, Dealer - "D" chip , the big bet is a BB chip and a small bet "SB" chip.
Below we will discuss the differences between poker tournaments and cash poker.
Poker Tournaments and Cash Poker
Poker can be played as a tournament or for cash. In a cash game, each chip corresponds to a certain amount of money. At the end of the rounds, a player can exchange chips for cash and withdraw from the game at any time. Alternatively, the player may re-enter the game at any time after the end of the game rounds. In cash games, the blinds remain unchanged.
Tournaments differ from cash games in that chips cannot be exchanged for cash and withdrawn from the game, and blinds are raised over time or after a certain number of laps. Tournaments collect a prize pool and determine the prize places. A player ends the game when he loses all his chips or when he wins the tournament, usually when all players are eliminated and there is one winner. However, there are various variations of tournaments, such as when half the players are eliminated, when the tournament ends when a certain number of players are eliminated, when bonuses are awarded for an eliminated player and so on. But more on that later...
Texas Holdem Poker by Allowed Bet Sizes
Texas holdem poker is divided into no limit, pot limit and fixed limit according to the size of the bet.
In Limitless Poker, there is no limit to the size of the bet and you can bet all of your chips in every round of the game, which is why it's called Limitless Bet.
Bankroll poker allows, at most, only the amount of chips in a bankroll, hence the name Bankroll.
In fixed bet poker, only fixed bets can be placed. In rounds 1 and 2, only 1BB, which is a single blind, can be wagered, while in rounds 3 and 4, 2BB, which is a two blind, is required.
Possible Player Actions during the Game Year
"Fold" - a player may fold and the floor is given to the other player.
"Check" - to check the next card(s), and the next player is given the floor.
"Call" - call a 'bet' or 'raise', i.e. call the bet, and place the same number of chips, thus matching the bet of the player who placed the bet before.
"But" - It is a raise when no one has raised before you. You must always bet at least 1 BB more, which is one more chip than the blinds.
"Raise" - it is raising more than the 'but', i.e. beating the other player's raise. A bust always requires a minimum bet of 1 BB more, that is, one more chip of the blind size.
"Re-raise" - when a puncture is pierced. Then comes "Re-re-raise" and so on...
"All in" - when a player puts all of his chips in the middle of the pot.
Texas Holdem Poker Game Rounds
There are four betting rounds - pre-flop, post-flop, post-turn, post- river. Next, the players' cards are dealt in a "showdown", where the most important thing is to have the highest poker hand. In the flop, turn, and river rounds, the dealer pushes the cards onto the table. The cards face up on the table belong to all players. The cards in the hand belong to that player only. A poker hand consists of a five-card hand, made up of the two cards that belong to the player and the cards on the table that belong to other players. Only the highest player's hand is involved. To see the possible poker hands, see here.
The game may end and be completed before everyone has finished if no one has responded to the highest raiser's bet and everyone has folded. In this case, the highest better in the round wins the pot without opening the cards - "showdown"
Playing before the flop
The player in position D deals two cards to each player, or, if available, the dealer deals the cards. Players in SB and BB positions shall place blinds. SB bets half the blind, or a partial blind, and BB bets the full blind. The next player to the left of the player in BB position is then given the floor. He may fold, call or bet. The next players are then given the floor, clockwise. The player in BB position has the last word. The round ends only when all players have called their bets. If the bets are not settled, the players continue to act clockwise until the bets are settled.
Flop bet round
Three cards are dealt face up on the table. This time the player in SB position has the floor. The other players then take the floor, clockwise. And the round continues until all bets are even.
Turn Bet Round
One card is dealt face up. The player in SB position starts the word, followed by the other players in clockwise order. The round ends when the bets are even.
River betting round
One last card is revealed. The player in SB position speaks first, followed clockwise by the other players. After the bets have been evened, the cards are turned over - 'showdown'.
"Cards shown in the Showdown
Cards are shown by the players remaining in the game, clockwise, starting with the player in SB position. If the hand is weaker than the hand of the player who turned up first, the player may not show his cards and pass the word to the next player, but if his hand is stronger, he must show his cards to claim the chips in the pot. The player with the highest hand wins the pot. If there are more than one player with the highest hand, the pot is split evenly.
When two or more banks form...
If, say, Player A has 1,000 chips and Players B and C have 2,000 chips each. And they all put all their chips in the middle of the pot, then there are two pots. First bank: Player A promised 1000 chips + Player B promised 1000 chips + Player C promised 1000 chips = 3000 . Bank Two: Player B's 1000 chips + Player C's 1000 chips = 2000. The first pot is claimed by players A, B and C and the second pot is claimed by players B and C.
At the end of the game rounds
At the end of the rounds, the positions of the blinds and the dealer shift one position to the left, clockwise, and the cards are dealt anew.
How to Deal Cards...
Before the flop, the dealer deals two cards to each player, starting with one card, clockwise.
Next, one card is dealt and the flop is called, three cards.
Next, one card is dealt and the turn is called, one card .
Next, one card is dealt and the river, the last card, is drawn.