One of the most prominent versions of Poker, Texas Hold’em, is the most commonly played poker game worldwide in land-based and online 홀덤. This section addresses all the pertinent rules of the game.
However, before we delve deeper into the details, here are a few basic facts about the game that you must know beforehand.
Texas Hold’em is simple to learn and play, but players have the opportunity to employ a variety of strategies and nuances. The game can be played between 2 to 10 players and with a deck of 52 cards.
In the beginning, the dealer deals with two cards each to the player. Then the dealer lays out five cards, called the community cards. These cards are laid out face-up; three cards are dealt first, then one card, followed by the final card. The players can use the two hole cards and five community cards to make a five-card combination for the best possible hand. The players place their bets turn wise before each card is dealt or laid out. If the players wish to see the card and stay in the game, they have to put an equal amount of chips in the pot. The player with the best poker hand wins the game.
Rules of Texas Hold’em Poker.
Now let’s look at the rules of the game.
- The game begins clockwise around the table. The two players seated on the left side of the dealer place the small blind and big blind, which are forced bets that players make. The bets have a pre-determined amount, and initially, the small and big blind are the only amounts added in the pot before the initial cards are dealt. The small blind is exactly half of the big blind.
- When the game begins, the dealer hands out two cards each to the players. These cards are dealt face-down as they are exclusively known to the player and only for their eyes. These are called the hole cards.
- Now that all the players have the hole cards, the first round of betting begins. The player sitting on the left of the big blind begins the betting process. The player can now opt to fold, match or call (matching the amount of big blind) or even raise.
- The betting process continues clockwise around the table as players opt to fold, call the highest bet or raise the bet. This is called the pre-flop round.
- Now is the turn of the flop. This refers to the dealing of three community cards. These are dealt face up and are there for all to see.
- After the first three community cards are dealt, the betting starts again, and players can choose to call, check, bet or even fold.
- Now it is the turn of the fourth community card as the dealer flips out a single card on the table. This is called the turn. It is again followed by a betting round for the third time and begins with the player sitting on the dealer’s left.
- After betting is over, the fifth community card is revealed to the players, called the river, which is again followed by betting.
- If all players fold and one player remains and places the bet, he wins the pot and doesn’t have to show his hole cards. However, if two or more players remain after the fourth betting round, this leads to a showdown.
- In case of a showdown, the two players can use both of the hole cards, one or neither of the hole cards, to make their five-card best possible hand. The player with the better hand wins.