Quick Holdem Guide

Welcome to read our quick holdem poker guide which will reveal you basic information about the holdem poker game. If you are interested in playing Texas Hold’em poker it makes good sense to have a thorough understanding of the game, its rules and strategies. Texas Hold’em is one of the best games for poker beginners to learn. It is fairly simple, the rules are easy to understand and it is a lot of fun. Now, this is not to suggest that once a player learns the game’s rules, they will be able to compete against players who have been playing for long time, and are very skilled. This means that the basic rules are fairly easy to understand and anyone who makes an effort to learn the rules of the game should be able to do so.

The game is played with a standard deck of 52 cards. Antes are used in some games but most often blinds are used. The two players seated on the left side of the dealer will post the blinds. The player immediately to the dealer’s left will post the first blind and the player to their left will post the second blind. After this occurs, the dealer will shuffle the cards and pass them out to each player. Each person will receive two cards which are known as either pocket or hole cards. The first round of betting then begins. This initial round is known as the pre-flop. Every player will be given the opportunity to call, raise or fold.

After the first round of betting is over, the dealer will burn a card and place three cards face up on the board. These are the community cards. Now we are at the flop. The players will bet again. The dealer will burn an additional card and place another card on the table. This is known as the Turn card. Betting begins again. At this point, the bets will be double in size. This dealer burns another card and places the fifth and final card face up on the board. This is known as the river.

Players will bet again and then show their cards. This is known as the showdown. Players will use their two pocket cards as well as the community cards to create a five card hand. The individual still in play that has the best hand wins the pot.