Texas Hold 'Em Poker
The true history of Texas Hold'em is yet unknown. The story goes that the very first location were the game Texas Hold'em was ever played was in Robstown in Texas around 1900. What made Texas Hold'em really famous was the World Series of Poker Tournament (WSOP). The WSOP exists since 1970, where it took place for the first time at the Horseshoe in Las Vegas and ever since then the game Texas Hold'em, has been played by poker players all over the world. Texas Hold’Em Poker is an easy game to learn, just difficult to master. The "mastering" part is the costly part, requiring study and practice.
How to Play
- Players will place BLINDS and ANTES to be in the game.
- Each player is dealt two private cards (Hole Cards or Pocket Cards) face down.
- Then there is a round of betting (PreFlop betting) starting with the player to the left of the blinds. Like most games of poker, players can call, raise, or fold.
- After the betting round ends, the dealer flips the next three cards (FLOP CARDS) face up on the table. These are communal cards that anyone can use in combination with their two pocket cards to form a poker hand.
- The player to the left of the dealer starts another betting round.
- After the betting concludes, the dealer burns again then flips another communal card (TURN) onto the table.
- The player to the left of the dealer begins another round of betting. In many types of games, this is where the bet size doubles.
- Again, the dealer places a final card (RIVER) face up on the table. Players can now use any of the five cards on the table or the two cards in their pocket to form a five card poker hand.
- There is one final round of betting starting with the player to the left of the dealer.
- After that, we have the Showdown. Players who have not folded reveal their hands, beginning with the player to the left of the last player to call. Players use a combination of their pocket cards and the community cards to form a five card poker hand.
- The player who shows the best hand wins! Although sometimes players with the same hand split the pot.
The most widely know variation of Poker, this game takes more skill than luck to win.