Aim: To have the highest poker hand
There are three major variations of limits used when playing Texas hold'em.
You can only raise by a predetermined amount.
You can raise up to a maximum of the pot size.
You can raise as much as your chip stack allows. Betting all of your chips is referred to as 'going all in'.
Dealer shuffles the deck.
Blue places small blind bet.
Yellow places big blind bet.
The dealer hands out two cards, one by one, to each player in a clockwise fashion. These are called ‘hole cards’.
Hole cards are private, meaning that players cannot use other players’ to make a hand, or see them unless they are involved in the showdown.
The highlighted player, sitting left of the big blind, has the first action, meaning they can fold, call the big blind’s bet, or raise the bet.
All players must match the maximum bet in order to remain in the game. Alternatively, they can fold.
All bets are then placed in the centre of the table to form the 'pot'.
Typically, to make it harder to rig the deck, the dealer must discard the top card without showing it. This is called burning a card.
Three cards are dealt face up in the centre of the table. These three cards are called ‘the flop’ and are community cards, meaning everyone can use them to make a hand.
The first player left of the dealer then begins the betting phase by either checking or betting.
The betting phase continues around the table until all players have matched the maximum bet or folded.
The dealer burns one card, then deals one card face up. This card is called 'the turn'.
Just like with the flop, the action starts with the player left of the dealer and it continues until all players have matched the maximum bet or folded.
The dealer burns one card, then deals one card face up. This card is called 'the river'.
Just like before, the action starts with the player left of the dealer and it continues until all players have matched the maximum bet or folded.
The remaining players reveal their cards to their opponents.
Whoever can create the highest-ranking hand using five of the seven cards available to them – the five community cards and their two hole cards – takes the pot.
Three of a Kind
All the cards are then returned to the deck and shuffled by the dealer.
The dealer, small blind and big blind buttons move one place clockwise.
Blue places the small blind bet and yellow places the big blind bet.
Play then proceeds with the Pre-Flop
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