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Basic Rules of Texas Hold'em

The beginning

When playing Texas HoldEm poker, every player is dealt two cards face down – these are called your 'hole cards'. Then there is a round of betting where you can Check, Bet or Fold. This stage of the game is known as pre-flop and what you should do is dependent on those hole cards, or starting hand.   hen all the betting has finished three shared cards are dealt face up in the middle of the table. This is called the flop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                 The flop

 

The middle

After this there is another round of betting, then a fourth shared card – called the turn – is dealt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                The turn

 

There is another round of betting then a final shared card – called the river – and a final round of betting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                               The river

 

Your best Texas Holdem hands will be made by using your hole cards and the five cards in the middle to make the best possible five card poker hand. 

 

So, for example, if you have 9-9 and the shared cards are 9-9-A-5-2 you have four-of-a-kind. If the shared cards were J-Q-K-7-2 you would only have two nines.

 

Sometimes the best texas hold em hand is made by the five shared cards on their own. If they were 10-10-10-10-A and you had 9-9 your hole cards would not play as there is a four-of-a-kind of higher value already showing.

 

 

The end

There are two ways a hand can end.  One is when the players in a hand turn over their hole cards and the player with the best hand wins. This is known as a showdown.

 

The other is that someone will bet enough that everyone else folds. This is how most hands end in Texas Hold'em and that's the magic of the game – you don't always need the best hand to win.

Hand Ranking

​​ROYAL FLUSH

FULL HOUSE

THREE OF A KIND

STRAIGHT FLUSH

FLUSH

TWO PAIRS

FOUR OF A KIND

STRAIGHT

ONE PAIR