Texas Hold Em Poker
Texas Hold Em Poker is maybe the most popular Poker Game
Texas hold em poker, one of the many variations of poker games around, is one of the most popular kinds of poker being played today. This is partly due to the media attention given to this game especially at the world series of poker tournament. Another reason is that Texas hold em poker is a relatively simple game to learn. It is actually a kind of community poker. This mean a number of cards dealt by the dealer is placed face up for all to see and all the players will share these cards and together with their own cards to form the best hand possible. Below is a rundown of how Texas hold em poker is played.
In Texas hold em poker, a small disc is used to indicate who the dealer is during each hand played. This disc is known as the 'dealer button' and is rotated clockwise after each hand has finished playing. This ensure that every player have a chance to place blind bets. In addition, the players also get the opportunity to play early or late.
In Texas hold em poker, the player that is seated to the dealers left have to place a bet known as the 'small blind' and the player immediately to the left of the small blind have to place a another bet call the 'big blind'.
First round betting:
In the first round betting of Texas hold em poker, the player left of the big blind will start off the betting round. He has the choice to bet, raise or fold. Then, the rest of the remaining players will follow suit, either calling, raising or folding.
Second round betting:
The second round of Texas hold em poker, betting begins after the flop. This is when the initial three community cards have been dealt. In this round, the first player to act is the one who placed the small blind. If this player decided to posts a bet, the others will have no option but to call his bet or raise their bet or if they choose, fold their cards.
Third round betting:
The fourth community card is known as the 'Turn. Again here in this round, the player who posted the small blind will be the first to act. Like in the third round, the other players only have the option to call, raise or fold if the first player posted a bet. In Texas hold em poker, a player can only check if no one else has placed a bet.
Final round betting:
This occurs after the last community card has been dealt. In Texas hold em poker, this card is also known as the 'River'. The first player to act is still the same person as the previous rounds of betting.
Normally, this is the most exciting stage of the game. Here, the players will show their cards and the player with the highest hand wins the Texas hold em poker game.