Texas Hold’em Basic Rules

Texas Hold’em is the most popular form of poker in the world. It is the one that is played during the biggest tournaments like the World Series of Poker or the World Poker Tour.  To play this variant, simply apply the rules of poker and proceed as follow.

Texas Hold’em Basic Rules

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The player to the left of the dealer places the blind which is generally equivalent to the chip. Please note, during tournaments the value of the blinds increases at defined periods. The player to the left of it then bets double the blind.

Then the dealer burns a card and distributes 2 hole cards to each player, of course starting with the one to his left. Throughout the game, the nature of these 2 hole cards will only be known by the player in their possession.

First Texas Hold’em Betting Round

The first player to have the floor is the player to the left of the player who wagered the blind therefore the third player after the dealer.

The other players take turns speaking to the player who bet the blind. This can fold, call to, at a minimum, reach the value of the surblind or pay a raise from another player.

The player who bet the blind we also say “big blind” can now either fold which is absurd if no raise has been made since in this case he has already paid) or follow any raise. He can also raises at that time, which will cause the round to continue.

The dealer, at the end of this turn, burns a card then spreads in the middle of the mat the 3 open cards of the flop thus visible to all players.

Second Texas Hold’em Betting Round

It is the first player still in the game and to the left of the dealer who has the floor. The donor never has the floor first it is always the player after him who speaks first.

Once the second round of betting is finished, the dealer burns a card and then returns a fourth card to the center of the mat. This new card in the flop is the turn or the turn as we say with us.

Third Texas Holdem Betting Round

At this point in the game, the third round of betting begins. Thus, the dealer burns a card again and then turns over the fifth and last card on the flop. This is the card we will call the river.

The stroke ends when a bet or a raise has not been called. The player who made it therefore wins the pot. The stroke also ends when a bet or raise has been called or when all players have passed. In this case, the player with the best 5 cards among the 2 in his possession and the 5 on the flop wins the pot.

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