Monday, February 14, 2011

What is Texas Hold'em

Here is Wikipedia's definition of Texas Hold'em also known as the "Cadillac of Poker":

"Texas hold 'em (also known as hold'em or holdem) is a variation of the standard card game of poker. The game consists of two cards being dealt face down to each player and then five community cards being placed face-up by the dealer—a series of three ("the flop") then two additional single cards ("the turn" and "the river"), with players having the option to check, bet, raise or fold after each deal, i.e. betting may occur prior to the flop, "on the flop", "on the turn", and "on the river"."


     With a pre-flop bet, a bet after the flop, a bet after the turn and a bet after the river there are a lot of opportunities to get money in the pot, scare your opponent away, or throw your money away at a bad hand.  There are two types of limit games (limit meaning your raise is limited), fixed limit and pot limit, while there are others they ave variations of these two.  Fixed limit means you may only bet up to a specific amount, usually twice the size of the blind (blinds will be explained in my next article).   Pot limit you may bet up to the total amount which has already been bet, meaning if the amount in already in the pot is 5,000 chips, you may bet up to 5000 chips; this would now make 10,000 in the pot, so the next player may raise up too 10,000 chips.  I will get more in depth into re-raising limits and betting later on.  No-limit is self explanatory, bet however much you would like at anytime.

21 comments:

  1. Texas Hold'em is... my favourite pass time ever...well ok my third favourite

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  2. Texas Hold'em is my favourite kind of poker, used to be a hype in my country

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  3. Finally! A poker blog! I've been looking to make my game a little better for a while now.

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  4. I think everyone plays Hold'em now. I never see any other types of poker being played.

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  5. never really gotten to give this game a go... doubt i'd know where to start :P

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  6. Wanting to get good at this game. My mom could probably wreck me at it lol

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  7. I love poker (mostly texas and some omaha), but I've never really spent the time/energy to get good at it. I'm looking forward to you getting into some more advanced strategy!

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  8. I love some no limit hold'em! following.

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  9. Hell yea! i am so following this due to i enjoy playing poker!

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  10. It really is a great game. Seems like its popularity has been waning though it the US at least.

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  11. Love playing hold em, only poker i play anymore

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  12. Texas Hold em is by far the BEST way to play poker in my opinion, keeps the game real interesting and gives you a good chance to really clean up in a single hand if its played right.

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  13. Best kind of poker there is! Nice definition.

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