Texas Hold’em is one of the most popular table games. And there are several reasons why. Firstly, Hold’em is well suited for playing for money, therefore it provides a player with gambling thinking among players and competitive spirit.
And secondly, the game itself is very interesting it also allows you to calculate the opponent’s moves and analyze their behavior.
How to play?
The game can participate from 2 to 10 people. Each player in Texas Hold’em is dealt with two cards. After distribution, trading begins, which takes place in several rounds. Two players on the left hand of the dealer make mandatory bets, which are charged even before the start of trading. These bets are called blinds.
After the players put the blinds, the first stage of trading begins. The betting round ends when all players have made equal bets or discarded cards. After the first round of betting, if there is more than one person left in the deal, then three common open cards, which are called the flop, are placed on the table. If after this round more than one person remains in the deal, then they put another common card, which is called the turn.
Like the flop, after the turn is completed, another round of betting is carried out. After the turn, if necessary, put the last common card – the river. After the river, another round of betting follows, and if after it two or more players apply for the bank, they must open their cards. Poker combinations are made up of five common cards and two cards face down.
When the last bet was made and equalized, all the people remaining in the game take turns to start to open their cards for the opponents. Now, when you know the basic rules, let’s talk about Texas Hold`em winning hands.
Texas Hold’em poker hands
Texas Hold`em starting hands are the first part for a successful game. There are exactly ten of them. Next, we will provide you with all the Texas Hold`em best hands and classic combinations that you need to know.
- Flush Royal – five high cards of the same suit from ace to tens.
- Street Flush – five consecutive cards of the same suit. For example, 10-9-8-7-6 spades.
- Quads – four cards of equal value.
- Full House – a combination of three cards of the same value and two more cards of the same value. For example, K-K-K-2-2.
- Flush – five cards of the same suit, regardless of their dignity.
- Street – five cards in a row in ascending order, regardless of their suit.
- Set (three cards) – three cards of the same value.
- Two pairs – two pairs of cards of the same value.
- A pair – is a pair of cards of the same value.
- High card – when all participants of the draw have no mentioned before combination, the player who has the highest card in his hand wins.
In all cases when two or more participants of the drawing have the same combination, the winner is determined by the seniority of all or the first card.