Due to the popularity of televised poker events, Texas Holdem (Texas Holdem or Hold’em) has become a popular poker game around the world, both in casino poker rooms and AFBCash Malaysia online poker rooms. . We will have an in-depth introduction next, but the key points you must know are as follows:
- Each player will get 2 hole cards, and only the players themselves can see the cards
- The dealer will deal 5 community cards, 3 for the first time, then 1 again, and finally 1 again. All players can use the community cards to form the best 5-card deck.
- Before and after each round of community cards are revealed, players take turns betting. To stay in the game and see the next card, all players must put the same amount of chips in the pot as other players.
- In the end, the player with the best poker set wins the pot.
This is a simple game that is easy to learn, but there are almost infinite different strategies, skills and essences that can be changed.
Texas Holdem Rules
The rules of Texas Holdem are roughly as follows: At the beginning of the game, each player will receive 2 “hole cards”. The hole cards belong only to the player and cannot be seen by other players. Then, 5 “community cards” will be issued on the table in turn, with the cards facing up. Each player chooses 5 cards from 5 common cards and 2 hole cards in his hand to form the best deck. That is, each player selects 5 of the 7 cards to form the best deck. The player can choose to use 1 or 2 hole cards, or not choose the hole cards. If you want to know the ranking of poker decks, please refer to the page of ranking poker decks.
The difference between the 4 main Texas Holdem poker games is the limit type:
- Limit Texas Holdem: There are certain limits on the amount of bet per game and round.
- No-limit Texas Holdem: The maximum bet amount is all the chips on the poker table.
- Pot Limit Texas Holdem: The maximum bet amount is the pot amount.
- Texas Holdem Mixed Tournament: A mixed game of Limit Texas Holdem and No Limit Texas Holdem in turns.
AFBCash’ Texas Holdem game, regardless of the limit type, has virtual currency tables and real currency tables.
Texas Holdem game rules
If you want to learn Texas Holdem while playing, AFBCash provides free poker tables for you to practice. Just go to our free poker download page, download and install the AFBCash software according to the instructions, after registering an account, you can immediately try your skills at the table!
However, if you want to familiarize yourself with the rules of Texas Holdem before going to the table, the following instructions are believed to be helpful to you.
There is a small disc called “button” on the card table, marking the dealer of each game. Before the start of the game, the next player in the clockwise direction of the button must make a mandatory bet, called the “small blind”, and the next player must also make a mandatory bet, called the “big blind”, the big blind The amount is usually 2 times the small blind. In other games where the betting unit is different from the betting structure, the big blind may not be twice the size of the small blind.
In a limit-limit game, the big blind has the same amount as the “small bet”, and the small blind is usually half of the big blind. For example: on a 2/4 dollar limit table, the small blind is $1 and the big blind is $2. On a 15/30 dollar limit table, the small blind is $10 and the big blind is $15.
The amount in the name of the pot limit and no limit table is the big and small blinds. For example, the small blind in a $1/2 Texas Holdem poker game is $1 and the big blind is $2.
Depending on the structure of the game, some games require all players on the table to place an “ante bet”. The ante is also a type of mandatory betting, and the amount is usually lower than the blinds.
After placing the blinds, each player will get 2 hole cards and then start betting, starting with the next player clockwise from the big blind.
Like other poker games, players in Texas Holdem have “folding”, “checking”, “betting”, “calling”, “raising” and other action options. But what choices the player actually has depends on the actions taken by the previous player. If in a certain round of betting, no one has bet before you, you can choose to check (don’t bet but stay in the hand) or bet. If a player places a bet before you, you can choose to fold, call, or raise. Calling means that the bet amount is the same as the previous player, and a raise is to put in more chips than the previous player.
After the hole cards are dealt, the betting action begins, and the next player in the clockwise direction of the big blind player starts betting. This player can choose to fold, call or raise. For example, if the big blind is $2, then the call must be invested in the pot by $2, and the raise must be at least $4. Other players place their bets in a clockwise direction.
Note: Omaha’s betting structure varies with the type of limit, (limit, no limit, pot limit), as detailed below.
The betting action proceeds until all unfolded players have invested an equal amount in the pot.
Next, 3 cards will be dealt on the table with the cards face up. This is the so-called “flop”. In Texas Holdem, the flop is a common card, shared by all unfolded players. The betting action on the flop starts with the next player who has not folded the card in the clockwise direction of the button. The betting on this round is slightly different from the betting before the flop: in the betting on the flop, if there is no one before the betting, the player can choose to check.
After the betting on the flop is over, the 4th community card with the face up will be dealt on the table. This is called the “turn”, sometimes called the “4th street”. The betting action is started by the next unfolded player in the clockwise direction of the button.
After the betting on the turn is over, the 5th community card with the face up will be dealt on the table, called the “river card”, sometimes also called the “5th street”. It is the last card in Texas Holdem. Community cards. The betting action is started by the next unfolded player in the clockwise direction of the button.
After the last round of betting, if 2 or more players did not fold, the last player to bet or raise must show his hole card. If no one bet in the last round, the button will be clockwise. The next unfolded player first shows his hole cards, and the other unfolded players show their cards in order. , The pot is won by the player with the best 5-card high deck. If multiple players hold the largest deck at the same time, the pot is divided equally by these players. The Texas Holdem game stipulates that the suits of the cards are not divided into big or small, so the situation of evenly splitting the pot is more common than other poker games.
After the pot prize is given to the winner, a new hand will start, and the button will move to the next player in a clockwise direction. After the big and small blinds and ante are placed in the pot, the new hole cards are dealt out.
Differences between Limit, No Limit, Pot Limit and Mixed Limit
The rules for Limit, Pot Limit, and No Limit Texas Holdem are roughly the same, except for the following exceptions:
Limit Texas Holdem:
The betting unit of the limit table is fixed. All bets and raises before and on the flop are the same as the big blind. All bets and raises on the turn and river are the same. 2 times the big blind. At the limit-limit Texas Holdem table, each player can bet up to 4 times per round. These 4 bets include (1) bet, (2) raise, (3) re-raise, (4) last Raise (cap).
No Limit Texas Holdem:
The minimum bet amount for the no-limit Texas Holdem poker hand must be equal to the amount of the big blind, but there is no limit to the maximum amount. Players can put in any number of chips at any time, or all chips at once.
Minimum Raise Amount:
The minimum amount of a player’s raise must be equal to the previous player’s bet or raise amount (not including the call amount). For example, if the first player bets $5, the minimum raise for the second player must be $5 (the total bet is $10).
Maximum Raise Amount:
The upper limit of the amount a player can raise is all the chips the player has on the poker table.
No limit Texas Holdem does not limit the number of raises.
Pot Limit Texas Holdem
The minimum bet amount for Pot Limit Texas Holdem must be equal to the amount of the big blind, but players can place bets equal to the amount of the pot at any time.
Minimum Raise Amount: The minimum amount of a player’s raise must be equal to the previous player’s bet or raise amount (not including the call amount). For example, if the first player bets $5, the minimum raise for the second player must be $5 (the total bet is $10).
Maximum Raise Amount: The maximum raise amount of a player can be equal to the amount of the pot. The calculation method is: the original amount in the pot + the bet amount of all players who have acted before + the amount that the player who has acted must call.
Example: There is $100 in the pot, no one bet before player A in this round, and player A can bet up to $100. Then it is clockwise for player B to act. Player B can choose to fold, call $100 or raise (the minimum raise is $200, and the maximum does not exceed the maximum raise). The maximum raise amount in this case is US$400 (player B must call 100 first and then raise again. The maximum raise amount is the pot amount of US$300 after player B calls. Therefore, player B can invest in the pot in total The maximum amount is 100 + 300 = 400 USD).
Pot Limit Texas Holdem does not limit the number of raises.
Texas Holdem Mixed Tournament
In the Texas Holdem Mixed Tournament, limit Texas Holdem and No Limit Texas Holdem take turns. When switching from No Limit Texas Holdem to Limit Texas Holdem, the blinds will increase to ensure that the average pot amount of the two games remains the same. . The betting structure of each round depends on the type of game. Please refer to the betting rules of Limit and No Limit Texas Holdem above.
In the AFBCash software, the player’s bet amount cannot be lower than the lower limit or higher than the upper limit. The window or betting ruler that displays the bet amount only allows the player to enter or select an amount within the range.
Practice Texas Holdem for free
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