Texas Hold'em

Know when to hold and when to fold.

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Texas Holdem is probably the most popular poker game around the world right now.

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Texas Hold’em Rules

In No Limit Texas Holdem, each player receives 2 down cards, also known as the ‘hole cards’.

The 2 players to the left of the dealer post the ‘small blind’ and the ‘big blind’.

This is followed by the first betting round, where each player can make a decision whether to check, bet, call, raise, or fold.  In no limit hold’em, the maximum bet you may make it however much money you have in front of you.  This is called going “all in”.

THE FLOP: After this round of betting is complete, there are 3 community cards dealt to the board.  This is known as “The Flop”.  All players can use these community cards for their hand.
After the flop is dealt, there is a 2nd betting round.
The player to the left of the dealer begins this betting round.

THE TURN: After the betting is finished, a 4th community card is dealt.  This is known as ‘the turn card’, or ‘4th street’.

After the turn card is dealt, there is a 3rd betting round.

After the 5th community card (or ‘The River’ card) is dealt, there is a 4th, and final betting round.

After this betting round is complete, There is the ‘Showdown’. This means that any remaining players in the pot must turn over their hole cards.

Each player can use any combination of their own 2 hole cards and the community cards, to make the best 5 card hand.

The best 5 card hand at showdown wins the pot.

You can also win the pot before the showdown, if you get your opponents to fold, and you are the only player left in the hand.


Don’t understand poker terms? No problem.

Poker Terms

No Limit Hold’em:

In No Limit Hold’em, you may bet all of the chips in front of you (move all in) at any point in the hand.


Pot Limit Hold’em:

In Pot Limit Hold’em, the maximum amount you can bet at any time is the amount in the pot.


Limit Hold’em:

In Limit Texas Hold’em,  you may only bet or raise the amount of the big blind during the first 2 betting rounds (pre-flop and after the flop).  During the last 2 betting rounds (the turn and the river) you may only bet or raise the amount of TWICE the big blind.