Plan for Success - Learning Texas Holdem Poker

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Texas Holdem poker online is gaining popularity every day. The accomplishments of professional poker players at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has grabbed the attention of people around the globe. As for novice players, a necessary poker power advancement set up should be a bit of their learning technique and procedure. The learning procedure starts by obtaining a powerful comprehension of the bats and bolts of online poker.

As for Texas Holdem, it is one of the most popular online poker games that has inspired a lot of novice as well as professional poker players. Let's learn how to play Texas Holdem poker online.

Let's Begin: An Overview

Each player is dealt two pocket or hole cards face down, after that there is a betting round. Then three community cards are dealt face-up, known as the Flop, followed by a second betting round. A fourth community card is dealt face-up, known as the turn, followed by the third betting round. A fifth and final community card is dealt face-up, known as the river and the fourth and final betting round begins. At showdown, each player shows their best five-card hand they made using any two cards from the two pocket cards and the five community cards. Let the Game Begin!


Before the cards are dealt, forced bets in the name of the big blind and small blind are placed. The small blind is always the seat to the left of the dealer, and the big blind is the seat to the left of the small blind. The amount of bets is predetermined and the Small Blind is usually half the Big Blind.

The Burn

The dealer removes a playing card from the top of the deck, face down, and discards it without revealing it to the players.

The Flop

The dealer then deals three cards face up, known as a pocket to hole cards. These are the first three of five community cards players can use along with their pocket cards to make the best possible five-card poker hand.

Betting; Round 2

First to act after the Flop on every subsequent round of betting is the small blind. The small blind can choose to check, bet, or fold. After that, each player is given the same choices.

The Turn

After the second betting round is over, the dealer burns another card and then deals the fourth community card face up. This is called the Turn.

Betting; Round 3

The third round of betting begins, as mentioned before, all the players, starting from the small blind either checks, bets, or folds.

The River

The dealer burns another card and then deals the River - the fifth and final community card, face up.

Betting; The Final Round

This is the final round of betting, and the choices to act are the same as before - Check, bet, or fold.


At this point, if all but one player folds, the last player to remain in the pot wins. In such a situation the player may 'Muck' his/her hand, that means to toss it into the burn pile without showing anyone their hand.

If more than one player remains after the last betting round, the remaining players show and compare their hands to determine the winner.

If you want to play poker online and become a professional poker player, try to downplay the importance of short-term results and focus on building an effective poker strategy. And last but not least, have fun. Online poker is a fun game, so don't take it too seriously.


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