Mobile Texas Hold'em Poker
One of the reasons why Texas Hold'em Poker is so famous and so popular is bluffing. No other game has the element of bluffing like Texas Hold'em Poker does. One of the places though where a lot of novices and inexperienced players become unstuck is in their use and execution of Texas Hold'em Poker Bluffing.They watch Texas Hold'em poker on tv and see how with absolute nothing the superstars of poker can pull off a bluff against the guy who has the best hand causing him to fold. In turn, they aspire to play like the superstars and so think they need to bluff like this. What they don't realize is that a scenario like this is very situational and may only happen once every 200 hands.There are many elements you need to be in-sync to be able to successfully execute Texas Hold'em bluffing like this. Position, chip stack size, the stage of the game and the stage of the hand all matter a great deal. Not of course forgetting the actual cards for one moment.
Texas Holdem poker is by far the best game for a beginner to learn. Instead of other poker games like Omaha High or 7 card stud which entail a great many more possibilities for calculating odds and perhaps even trying to count cards, Texas Hold em can be learned in a few minutes by anyone, and you can be playing fairly well with a few hours practice. In order to learn the game, however, you must play and you must play fairly often.
A Texas Hold'em poker game goes as follows:
The betting structure can vary. Sometimes antes are used, but most games start with two players to the left of the dealer placing out a predetermined amount of money so there is an initial amount to get things started. This is called posting the blinds . Check out our page on blinds and antes .
The dealer shuffles up a standard deck of 52 playing cards.
Each player is dealt two cards face down. These are called your hole or pocket cards.
Then there is a round of betting starting with the guy to the left of the two who posted the blinds. This round is usually referred to by the term pre-flop .
The amount a player can bet depends on what kind of game it is. (Check out our page on betting structures )Much like most games of poker, players can call, raise, or fold.
After the betting round ends, the dealer discards the top card of the deck. This is called a burn card . This is done to prevent cheating.
The dealer then flips the next three cards face up on the table. These cards are called the flop . These are communal cards that anyone can use in combination with their two pocket cards to form a poker hand.
There is another round of betting starting with the player to the left of the dealer.
After the betting concludes, the dealer burns another card and flips one more onto the table. This is called the turn card. Players can use this sixth card now to form a five card poker hand.
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.
Finally, the dealer burns a card and places a final card face up on the table. This is called the river . 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, all of the players remaining in the game begin to reveal their hands. This begins with the player to the left of the last player to call. It's called the showdown . Players use a combination of their pocket cards and the community cards to form a poker hand. For more about that, go to our forming a five card hand page.
The player who shows the best hand wins! There are cases where players with equal hands share the winnings. Go to our page about split pots for more info about who wins.
Once you understand this basic structure of the game, you can play texas hold 'em and even some of the many texas holdem variants out there. Texas Hold em is an easy game to learn, just difficult to master. The "mastering" part is the costly part, especially in the traditional setting of a casino poker room. Thankfully, you can practice all you want for free in online poker rooms. The only way to learn the game is to play.