Texas Holdem Poker Legends

Written by Stanley Majors

Stu Ungar is considered by most torepparttar greatest No Limit Texas Holdem Poker player ever.

The three times World Poker Champion was born in New York in 1953 and began playing poker before reaching his teens.

The young gambler started out playing gin and atrepparttar 136171 age of 10 had won his first gin rummy tournament, while on holiday with his parents. Byrepparttar 136172 age of 14repparttar 136173 little poker maestro had turned professional and dropped out of school.

In 1954 Stu Ungar enteredrepparttar 136174 record books by winning $10,000 in a gin rummy tournament without losing a single hand, a record which still stands in New York today.

The fast talking wiz kid has been compared, in poker terms, to sporting greats such as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Stu Ungar had a real talent for playing poker but despite his successes in Texas holdem poker, he preferred playing gin.

Stu once said that there might some day be a better No Limit Texas Holdem player than him but he could not see how anyone could ever be a better gin player.

Three Card Poker Betting

Written by Stanley Majors

A player must be aware of how to place bets in three card poker. The playing area both live and online will have three areas where you place bets. The three areas are as follows:

1) Ante

Here one places a bet atrepparttar start ofrepparttar 136170 game and it is mandatory. You place this bet before you see your cards.

2) Play (sometimes called Raise)

Here one places an amount equal torepparttar 136171 ante if you want to seerepparttar 136172 dealer's cards. You will be able to see your cards before placing this bet. If you are not happy with your hand, you can fold at this stage and do not place any money onrepparttar 136173 Play area.

3) Pair+

Here you place an optional bet inrepparttar 136174 hope of you getting a pair or better three card poker hand. You can place any amount here and you must place this bet before you seerepparttar 136175 cards you are dealt. If you do get a pair or better hand you get paid out an extra bonus amount.

The payout ofrepparttar 136176 winnings is determined ifrepparttar 136177 dealers hand “qualifies”. The term “qualifies” means ifrepparttar 136178 dealer's hand has a queen high or better hand.

Ifrepparttar 136179 dealer qualifies and you beat him,repparttar 136180 dealer covers your bet and raise. For example, if you placed $10 onrepparttar 136181 ante and then raiserepparttar 136182 dealer, you will get paid back $40. The $40 is split as follows $20 that you placed and $20 dollars fromrepparttar 136183 dealer to cover your bets.

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