What does texas hold´em poker refer to?It’s a standard version of the poker card game. Its version without betting limit (no limit) is the one used in the main event of the World Series of Poker. Texas hold 'em poker is widely recognized as the most widespread variant of poker and was included by the IMSA (International Mental Sports Association) in the World Mind Sports Games catalog in 2009.
Although theoretically they can play up to 22 players (or 23 if no burned cards are used), usually between two and nine people play. When it is played between two players it is called "Heads-up".
Between three and six players it is called "Short Handed", "Short Table" or "6-max". With seven players or more it is called a "Full Ring" or "long table".
Bets in Texas hold´em PokerTexas Hold'em poker is usually played using the "Small Blind" and "Big Blind" bets. These bets are called "blinds", since the player must bet without having seen any of the cards on the table.
-The small blind is posted by the player to the left of the dealer, and is equal to half the big blind.
- The big blind is provided by the player to the left of the previous one and is equal to the minimum bet. In tournaments, the number of blinds increases as the tournament progresses.
A button (usually plastic chip) is used to represent the player in the position of the dealer. The dealer button rotates clockwise after each hand, taking turns between the dealer and the "blinds". Two more buttons can also be used to identify the small blinds (SB) and big blinds (BB).
How to play Texas hold´ em Poker?Pre-flop: Texas hold´em poker begins by dealing two cards face down to each player. These cards are called pocket cards or hole cards. They are the only cards that each player will receive individually, and they will be revealed at the end of the hand or if all players bet "all-in".
The hand begins with a round of betting before the flop, starting with the player to the left of the big blind and continuing in a clockwise direction until ending with the player in the big blind, with the possibility of restocking up to three more times, or else pass, in such a way that the round ends.
After this round of betting, if there are still at least two players in the hand, the five exposed community cards are placed on the table (thus Texas Hold'em poker is a "discovered" game) in three phases:
- 1st phase (flop): three up cards: In Texas hold´em poker the dealer burns 1 card (down), then the flop is drawn, which is the first three cards revealed simultaneously (community cards). The flop is followed by another round of betting.
In Texas hold'em poker, the betting round begins and the following rounds begin with the player to the left of the dealer or dealer and continue in a clockwise direction, ending at the dealer.
- 2nd phase (turn): a figure: After the round of betting on the "flop", another card is burned (it would already be the second card burned face down) and we draw a new up card (turn) that is put on the table, followed by another round of betting.
- 3rd phase (river): a face card: After the turn, another upcard (river) is placed on the table (forming the five community cards), and is followed by another round of betting. This letter is also called "fifth street" (fifth street).
Show down: Finally, in Texas hold'em poker is necessary, the cards are shown to define the winner among the players still in the hand.
The winner: If one player bets and everyone else folds, the player takes all the money or chips in the pot, and does not have to show their cards. If two or more players continue after the last betting round, the cards are revealed.
In the sample, each player uses the five best possible cards from among the seven that make up his two private cards (pocket cards) and the five common cards on the table (community cards).
If two or more players share the best hand, then the pot is divided equally between the players (split pot). However, it is common for players to have very similar hands, but not identical. The kicker card is often used to tie the tie.
If a player at the time of showing his cards only shows one, only the open card will be valid in his game.
In Texas hold'em poker if a player does not show any cards and the following players open their cards out of turn, the previous player has the option of showing their cards (pocket cards) or folding. The only way to give up or fold a play is by folding.
Texas hold'em poker is a game that seems complicated at first glance, but once you start playing it will eventually become easy.