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Texas Holdem Poker

Texas Holdem is a poker game variation. Both offline and online Texas Holdem is played with a typical 52-card deck. Texas Hold'em can be played with as little as two players (going 'heads up'), up to a max of eleven players. The game is played in many casinos, and it is the standard game for the major poker events like the World Poker Tour and the WSOP.

Online Texas holdem Poker begins as the dealer shuffles a deck. In casinos, the dealer never plays. A round disc ' known as a 'dealer button' marked with 'dealer' or 'd' on it ' moves clockwise from player to player with each hand. The button shows, which player would be the dealer and it signifies, where the dealing is done from. The button makes the gaming process more definite as it constantly determines how the deal was advanced from player to player.

Preflop:

Most Texas Holdem poker games start with the two players to the left of the dealer (the button) putting a predetermined amount of money into the pot before any cards are dealt, ensuring that there's something to play for on every hand. This is called 'posting the blinds.' Most often, the 'first blind' the player to the left of the dealer puts up half of the minimum bet, and the 'second blind' puts up the full amount of the minimum bet.

Each Texas Holdem poker player is dealt two cards, face down. These are known as the hole cards.

Then a round of betting occurs, beginning with the player to the left of the two who posted the blinds. Players can call, raise, or fold when it's their turn to bet.

Flop:

After the first betting round, the dealer discards the top card of the deck. This is called burning the card and is done to ensure that no one accidentally saw the top card, and to help prevent cheating. The dealer then flips the next three cards face up on the table. These cards are called the flop.

Eventually, a total of five community cards will be placed face up on the table. Texas Holdem players can use any combination of the community cards and their own two hole cards to form the best possible five-card hand.

After the flop, another round of betting takes place, beginning with the player to the left of the dealer (the button). During this and all future rounds of betting in Texas Holdem, players can check, call, raise, or fold when it's their turn to bet.

Fourth community card (Turn):

The dealer burns another card and plays one more face up onto the table. This, the fourth community card, is called the 'turn' or 'Fourth Street.' The player to the left of the dealer (the button) begins the third round of betting.

Fifth community card (River):

In Texas Holdem Poker the dealer burns another card before placing the final face-up card on the table. This card is called the 'river' or 'Fifth Street.'

Showdown:

In Texas Holdem Poker players can now use any combination of seven cards the five community cards and the two hole cards known only to them to create the best possible five-card poker hand. A player can use any combination so even if one card from his pocket cards and four of the community cards creates the best hand, it is fine.

The fourth and final round of betting in Texas Holdem Poker starts with the player to the left of the dealer (the button). After the final betting round, all players who remain in the game reveal their hands. The player who made the initial bet or the player who made the last raise shows their hand first. The player with the best hand wins. When all five of the cards in the community make the best hand then everyone splits the pot. This is called the board plays. Also note that in any time during the holdem poker game a player can fold and get out of the hand. All bets will be lost at that point.