Texas Hold’Em is in all probability one of the most favored versions of poker because it’s less serious and more fun since there can be more than four players – think 10! – who are playing against each other simultaneously. Amazing, isn’t it? Hence, if you’re tired with the same old routine of poker, perhaps you need a change of scenery and if so, we suggest that you try playing Texas Hold’Em.
Texas Hold’Em is a seven card game, similar to other versions of poker. On the other hand, Texas Hold’Em can be played by a great number of players (unlike the lonely four corner players of normal poker) so some people think that although Texas Hold’Em could be possible more enjoyable, it also seems harder to win at Texas Hold’Em. But if you’ve got skills, patience and some good old luck, you’re sure to win even in Texas Hold’Em. You just have to be patient!
In Texas Hold’Em, the dealer gives each player at the table two cards; these cards are called pocket cards or hole cards. Before pocket cards are dealt however, there will be money in the pot from the small and big blinds and possibly an ante depending on your table rules.
Even though you can only see your pocket cards at the pre-flop round, some Texas Hold’Em players already know if their cards have a low probability of winning so they simply fold and wait for another round of Texas Hold’Em to start.
But let’s just say that you want to go on. And so now, it’s time for the flop – the first three cards to go face up from the deck. Again, if your Texas Hold’Em pocket cards still don’t seem promising, know that this is the best time to fold if you don’t want to dig yourself deeper into trouble.
The turn or the fourth card to be exposed follows the flop round. Keep in mind that each round of Texas Hold’Em requires you to either raise, check or fold. The longer you play, the higher the risk of winning and losing.
The last or the 5th card to face up is called the river. After the river round, Texas Hold’Em players are once more asked whether they want to raise, check or fold. With that done, Texas Hold’Em players are asked to show their cards and of course, the player with the best hand wins the game! Hooray!
A simple game but more fun that you’ve ever had on a poker table. Give it a shot and we are sure you will be hooked!