Texas Hold em is the so called “Cadillac of Poker” nowadays. Up to before 10 years or so the game was rarely played but today it has taken over television casinos and poker rooms all over the world. The rules of the game are often described as “simple” but the complexity of the game is extremely deep. You can chack our basic strategy tipps, as well as the beginners and the advanced players guides for more deep analysis.

Basic rules of Texas No Limit Hold Em Poker:

The game is played by a minimum of 2 players ( called heads-up) to a maximum of 9 or 10 players depending on the poker room you are playing at (8-9 is considered the most entertaining number of players and is well advised for TV shows and big casino tournaments, while 10 players is considered as too crouded and pressing the professional players to play too little number of hands ( too tight style))

The dealer is marked by havind the so called “dealer button”. The first player after the dealer is called “Small Blind” and the second player after the dealer is called ” Big Blind”. The big blind is obliged to bet a special ammount of money called blind. The blind is the minimum betting sum a player can bet or raise. The small blind usually posts the 1/2 of the money the big blind must bet.

Royal Flush
This is the best possible hand in standard five-card Poker. Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10, all of the same suit.

Straight Flush
Any five-card sequence in the same suit (e.g.: 8, 9, 10, Jack and Queen of clubs; or 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of diamonds).

Four of a Kind
All four cards of the same value (e.g.: 8, 8, 8, 8; or Queen, Queen, Queen, Queen).

Full House
Three of a kind combined with a pair (e.g.: 10, 10, 10 with 6, 6; or King, King, King with 5, 5).

Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence (e.g.: 4, 5, 7, 10 and King of spades).

Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit (e.g.: 7 of clubs, 8 of clubs, 9 of diamonds, 10 of spades and Jack of diamonds).

Three of a Kind
Three cards of the same value (e.g.: 3, 3, 3; or Jack, Jack, Jack).

Two Pair
Two separate pairs (e.g.: 2, 2, Queen, Queen).

Two cards of the same value (e.g.: 7, 7).

High Card
If a Poker hand contains none of the above combinations, it’s valued by the highest card in it.

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