Poker Online Holdem
Texas Holdem Poker is the most popular card game in the world today. There are estimated to be more than 13.2 millions Hold'em fans in the US alone and about 60% of them are playing online Texas Hold'em every month, and 7.5% of them are reporting Online Poker as their first income. With so many people playing poker, it is no surprise that there are many variations of the game.
Texas Holdem Poker is by far the most popular of these and in our opinion the most fun. It is also the most popular variation of casino poker, not just in brick and mortar establishments, but online as well. Though it may shock many people it comes not as a surprise to fans of online Hold'em. Making money out of poker is not taken as a genuine profession by the public but many have proven this opinion wrong.
Online Hold'em poker had given many a good basis to develop their skills. While in the past players had to meet other players and play for 3-5 hours, one night a week, today they practice from anywhere and anytime – no matter if it's noon, midnight or crack of dawn.
The following covers the basics for how to play texas holdem poker.
Hold'em Poker Game Rules
Each player receives a total of 7 cards (2 down cards and 5 community cards).
The object of the game is to create the best 5-card poker high hand using any combination of the 7 cards.
Before the cards are dealt, the player sitting directly to the left of the Dealer Button places a “small” blind bet and the player sitting directly left of the small blind position places a “big” blind bet.
The dealer will deal the first two cards face down to each player beginning with the player in the small blind position.
This followed by the first round of betting which has been started by the blind bets. The player who posted the big blind bet will be given the option to raise at the end of this betting round, if that option was not taken by another player.
- The Flop - The third, fourth and fifth cards are dealt face up in the center of the table. These cards and the remaining cards dealt are community cards. For this betting round and the remaining betting rounds, the option begins with the player sitting in the small blind position.
- The Turn - The sixth card is dealt face up on the table, followed by a betting round.
- The River - The seventh card is dealt face up in the center of the table, followed by the final betting round.
- The Showdown! Each player remaining in the hand will turn their two cards up on the table. The dealer will read aloud all hands shown at this time, declare the winner and award the pot to the highest 5-card poker hand!
The World Series of Poker is the most highly acclaimed series of poker tournaments. For poker players around the world, participating in the World Series of Poker is a dream come true and for the average poker player, your odds of attending any event in the World Series of Poker is a long shot, unless of course you're bankrolled to attend or have won a free entry.
This is where the online poker sites come into play. Virtually every online poker site in existence offers real money poker tournaments. In online poker tournaments, players compete against one another with a certain amount of starting chips. When a players loses all of his or her chips, they will be eliminated from the tournament. More
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