Texas Holdem overview

Texas Holdem is a relatively new member of the poker family. At the same time one of the most popular varieties in last years.

The game

In Texas HoldEm you get two cards, the other player does not see. Five cards on the board with the front will top several times. They are community cards that all players can use to a five-card poker together.

To the best hand, you can either use your both Hole / hole cards together with the three community cards on the board, or a hole card with four community cards or simply all five community cards.

The player who has the highest poker hand can win the pot.


Texas Holdem is played with blinds. Before the cards are treated the first two post players on the left of the dealer a small and largely blind to an incipient pot.

The dealing

If the blinds have been announced, each player is dealt two hole cards – face down.

Then, the first bet, starting with the player on the left side of the Great Blind

The flop

If the first bet is to be three cards, face down on top of the table. They are “The flop?.

Then the second betting, starting with the first player to the left of the dealer, still in his hand.

The Turn ( Fourth Street )

After the second betting, is the fourth community card dealt. It is “The Turn”.

The third bet, will be held, starting with the first player to the left of the dealer, still in his hand.

The River ( Fifth Street )

The fifth and final community card is River (river). Now the hand finished by the fourth and final round of betting, again beginning with the first player to the left of the dealer, still in his hand.

If more than one player in the hand after the betting remain, there is a showdown.

Advice for Texas Holdem players

Start playing only with good hands
Get off not betting with any two cards! With 10 players around the table, there is always someone with a better starting hand. If you’re in the game with the second best hand is to get your competitor in advance to the pot.

The importance of the position

In Texas Holdem, your position remains the same throughout the hand. A player who is behind you, also remains to River behind you. This is a big disadvantage for you. The rule to remember, play only very strong hands in early position. One when you are in a late position, you have the advantage investigate.