Texas Hold’em is the most popular Poker variants in live and land-based casinos. It’s a simple game to play; however, it comes with a seemingly infinite number of strategies and nuances. Before you start playing this popular card game, you want to know the rules, which we will discuss in more detail.
Texas Hold’em Rules
In Texas Hold’em, a player gets dealt two hole cards, and five community cards face up to form what is known as the board. All the players use the community cards combined with their two hole cards to make their best possible five-card poker hand during the game. The most popular variants of Texas Hold ‘em are distinguished from one another by their betting limits, and they are:
- No Limit Texas Hold’em
- Limit Texas Hold’em
- Mixed Texas Hold’em
- Pot Limit Texas Hold’em
Hands in Texas Hold’em
To learn how to play Hold’em, players also need to understand the hands and construct their hands, choosing the best five cards to form the 7 dealt. The below hands apply to Texas Hold’em and many other Poker Games.
Royal Flush – Five cards of the same suite A-10
Straight Flush -Five cards of the same suite ranked consecutively
Four of a Kind – Four of the same cards
Full House- Three of the same cards and two other ranked cards
Flush- Any five cards of the same suit
Straight- Any five cards ranked consecutively
Three of a Kind- Three of the same cards, e.g. 3 Ace of Spades
Two Pair- Two pairs of cards of the same rank, e.g. 2 Ace of Spades and 2 J of Diamonds
One Pair- Two cards of the same rank
High Card-Five unmatched cards
Learning the rules of Texas Hold’em is just the start as players also need to understand the strategies involved in a good hand, the odds associated with the game and many other aspects.