Texas Hold em Poker Basics

Written by Stanley Majors

Texas Hold em Poker (also know as Holdem Poker) is a card game which you'll take a few minutes to learn but many years to master. As a beginner you'll want to learnrepparttar Texas Hold em Poker basics -repparttar 136152 rules, hands rankings and types of texas hold em poker.

The absolute Texas hold em poker basics : The game is played with a standard 52 card deck and there may be a minimum of two or a maximum of ten players per game.

Players are dealt two cards each, which are used in addition torepparttar 136153 5 communal cards to createrepparttar 136154 best possible 5 card poker hand.

The dealer beginsrepparttar 136155 game by dealing two cards to each player; this round is known asrepparttar 136156 ‘Pre-Flop'. The two cards dealt byrepparttar 136157 poker dealer are placed face down onrepparttar 136158 table – these cards are calledrepparttar 136159 pocket or hole cards.

A round of betting occurs beforerepparttar 136160 second round of cards is dealt. In this roundrepparttar 136161 poker dealer places 3 cards face up onrepparttar 136162 poker table. This is known in Texas Hold em Poker games asrepparttar 136163 ‘Flop'. Each player now has an opportunity to bet or check.

By ‘checking' you are choosing not to bet but you still remain inrepparttar 136164 game, checking is only allowed if there have been no bets placed before your turn in that round.

Poker Aces – how to play them

Written by Stanley Majors

Poker Aces refers to two aces dealt pre-flop. It isrepparttar strongest possible pre-flop hand in Texas Holdem Poker. But despite this many players find themselves onrepparttar 136109 losing end when dealt this hand.

When you're dealt a pair of Aces, you just don't fold pre-flop. You're sitting withrepparttar 136110 best possible hand at this stage ofrepparttar 136111 game. So how do you bet with Poker Aces ? Do you simply go all-in? I'd say no to that.

Remember, you're trying to produce as much profit out of this strong position. You want to maximiserepparttar 136112 opportunity. Going all-in will simply scare most players into folding without placing a bet.

If you're inrepparttar 136113 early position (first or second to bet), you'll place a single bet. Anyone with a decent hand will call, hopefully someone might raise. If there has been a raise don't jump to re-raise or call, pause for a short while – make them think you're considering your options and then call.

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