Texas Holdem Poker

Texas Hold'em poker is one of the most popular forms of gambling. People organize tournaments in their homes, play in offline casinos and individuals around the world compete against each other over the Internet. For individuals who are still learning to play poker, Texas Hold'em is a great game to learn. There are many different types of poker and Texas Hold'em is one of the easiest for beginners.

Once an individual begins to understand how to play poker properly, he will have a good basic understanding of poker, in such a way that he can, from there, learn and participate in other formats of the game. People willing to spend a couple of hours learning the game will find that they will be able to build a good foundation quickly

Starting the Game

In most Texas Hold'em games, two of the players are responsible for posting the blinds. Sometimes they are used “before”. The dealer then shuffles the 52-card deck (Texas Hold'em uses a standard normal playing deck).

Play the Poker Rounds

     The first betting round then begins. The individual to bet first must be the person to the left of the two people who posted the big and small blind. This first round is called a preflop. Each person has the choice to watch, climb or fold. After this round is over, the dealer discards the top card of the deck.

He or she then puts three cards face up on the table. These three cards are known as the flop and are the community cards that each player will use in combination with his two, to form the best possible hand. Then another round of betting begins. After this has ended, the dealer returns to the top card of the deck and places one more card in the center of the table. This is known as the turn card.

Starting a Bet

     Bets start again and often double during this round.This is the river card. Five community cards are now in the middle of the table. Players will eventually use these five community cards in conjunction with their two cake cards to make their final hand. Proceed to the last betting round. Each player who is still in the game must show their cards. This is the showdown phase. The person with the strongest five-card hand wins.

Play To Win

     If you are interested in learning how to play poker, Texas Hold'em is an excellent game to start. It is simple enough and offers its players good bases to learn other forms of the game.