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Texas Hold’em

How to play Texas Hold’em. The game of poker can take place in different variants, but I will talk about the most popular type of this card game – Texas Hold’em, which is widely used both in casinos and at home. Here are the main stages and rules of the game:

Dealing cards: Each player receives two face down cards (cards that only he himself can see).

Pre-Flop Betting: In the pre-flop betting phase of Texas Hold’em, the starting pot is formed. This stage includes the following rates:

Small Blind: The player sitting to the left of the dealer must place a small blind bet, which is usually half the minimum bet at this level of play.

Big Blind: The player sitting to the left of the person who placed the small blind bet must place a bigger blind bet equal to the minimum bet at that level of play.

After the small and big blinds have been placed, each player is dealt two face down cards (personal cards) and the first round of betting begins, starting with the player sitting to the left of the person who placed the big blind.

Player options at this stage include:

Raise: Increasing the size of the bet.

Check: Leave the bet unchanged (possible if no one raised before you).

Call: Accept the current rate.

Fold: Discard the cards and leave the current hand.

After the first round of betting is completed, the flop is played on the table – three community open cards, and the next round of betting begins.

The flop is the second stage of the hand in Texas Hold’em and one of the key moments in the game. At this stage, three community cards are revealed on the table, visible to all players. These cards form a starting hand of five cards (two from the player’s personal cards and three from the flop) with which players will make their best hand.

The flop process looks like this:

Pre-Flop Betting: The small and big blinds are placed, each player is dealt two face down cards, and the first round of betting begins.

Second Betting Round: Players have the opportunity to place bets starting with whoever is sitting to the left of the dealer. They can raise, accept the current bet (call), check (if no one has bid before them), or fold (discard their cards).

The flop gives players a clearer idea of ​​what hands they can put together and makes the game more strategic. Players can use information from the flop to decide whether to continue playing, improving their chances of winning.

Post Flop Betting: Players place bets starting with the player sitting to the left of the dealer.

After the three community cards are revealed on the flop and the second round of betting is completed, the turn is opened.

The turn is the third stage of the hand in Texas Hold’em. At this stage, the 4th community card is revealed on the table. The process of playing at the tournament looks like this:

Turn: The dealer places the fourth community card on the table, which is shared by the players.

Third Betting Round: Players have the opportunity to make bets starting with whoever is sitting to the left of the dealer. They can raise, accept the current bet (call), check (if no one has bid before them), or fold (discard their cards).

The turn adds a fifth card to the total hand of five cards on the table. This increases the opportunities for players to put together stronger hands and also makes betting more strategic as players see more cards and can better estimate their chances of winning.

Bets after the turn: Players place bets.

The river is the last stage of the hand in Texas Hold’em. At this stage, the fifth and final community card is revealed, completing the five-card community combination on the table. The process of playing on the river looks like this:

Final Betting Round: Players have one last opportunity to bet, starting with whoever is sitting to the left of the dealer. They can raise, accept the current bet (call), check (if no one has bid before them), or fold (discard their cards).

After the final betting round, a showdown occurs (if two or more players remain). The players remaining in the game reveal their cards, and the win is determined by the best combination of five cards (the player’s two personal cards and the five community cards on the table).

The river completes the hand and the player with the strongest hand wins. Taking the pot: The player with the strongest hand wins the pot, which consists of all the bets made during the round.

Basic card combinations (from strongest to least strong): Royal flush, straight flush, spade, full house, flush, straight, three, two pair, one pair, high card.

The game of poker requires strategy, analysis of opponents and the ability to read situations. Remember that poker is not only a game of luck, but also the art of decision-making.