Texas Hold Em

How to Play Texas Hold Em’ Poker
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Texas Hold Em’ Poker is one of the most popular games in the world, many play this game in casinos, at online casinos, at parties & at home. The game is pretty easy to learn however some like to use online casinos to test their hand at the game before playing in land based casinos to get a better grip on the game. Here is how the game is played.

Two players located to the left side of the dealer will put out blind bets. This means they are betting before they’ve even seen a card drawn. The next player directly to the left of the dealer will put out the small blind bet, and the two to the dealers left put out the big blind. From there, each player is dealt two cards faced down some refer to these cards as the hole or pocket cards. The first move is referred to as the “action” this move is made by the player who is to the left of the big blind. They can choose to call the bet, raise it or fold. After this, the betting will continue around the table in a clockwise motion. Once all of the players have placed their bets, three more cards are dealt face up in the middle of the table. The first three cards are referred to as “the flop” which are community cards so that everyone can use them in combination with their hole cards to make the best poker hand. After the flop has been dealt, the player on the dealer’s left will start the betting they are able to check or bet. A fourth card is now dealt which is called the “turn”, another round of betting happens and then the final card is dealt face up and is referred to as the “river”. This is when the final round of betting takes place. Those who are left in the game will then show their cards and the person who has the best five card hand wins!

Here are the 10 best starting hands in Texas Hold em’ Poker

1. Ace-Ace

2. King-King

3. Queen-Queen

4. Ace-King

5. Jack-Jack

6. Ace-Queen

7. King-Queen

8. Ace-Jack

9. King-Jack

10. Ace-Ten

Of course, because there are best hands there are worst hands as well, here are the worst starting hands in Texas Hold em’ Poker.

1. 2-7

2. 2-8

3. Tie: 3-8 & 3-7

4. 2-6

5. Tie: 2-9, 3-9, & 4-9

6. 2-10

7. 5-9

8. Tie: 4-7, 4-8, 5-8, 3-6…

9. Face card + low card, unsuited

10. Ace + low card, unsuited


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