Poker Strategy & Rules

Texas Hold'em Online Poker Rules.

Texas Hold'em can be found all over the world. Each player receives two down cards and five community cards, these are face-up in the middle of the table.

You want to pick the best five of those seven cards and the best hand wins the pot. The pot can also be won by someone betting if no one calls before getting seven cards. Become a better player with poker rules and strategy for texas holdem:

  • There are four rounds in Texas hold'em. In Limit Texas hold'em, there is one bet and three raises for each betting round. Players must call all action to them on each betting round, unless they are "all-in".
  • Before dealing the cards, the small blind and the big blind are placed in the pot by the two players to the immediate left of the dealer.
  • Everyone receives two down cards or hole cards. The player to the left of the Big Blind folds, calls, or raises and this continues in a clockwise fashion. This is the first betting round.
  • Now the dealer turns over three cards, the community cards. This is called the flop. This is the second betting round. From now on, the player to the left of the button acts first.
  • The dealer turns over another card, the turn or fourth street. This is the third round of betting. In Limit Texas Hold'em, the betting amounts double on the turn.
  • The dealer turns over the last card, the river card or fifth street. This is the final round of betting.
  • At the end of the final round of betting, the best hand wins the pot.

Poker Strategy.

Shorthand Limit Texas Hold'em:

  • Shorthand is a table with 6 or less players and the most popular game on the web. Most of the higher limit games are played shorthand.
  • Do not play against pros, unless you are a pro yourself.
  • You can tell if the game is easy by looking at the flop percentage. If it is 40 or higher, it should be your choice game. If it is 25-30 don't play there.

Starting Poker Hands:

  • Hand values are relative. Like if there has been a lot of action it is best to fold anything other than AA/KK.
  • Raise on paired cards, A10+, KQ, KJ, QJ and J10s.
  • Call a raise with high-paired cards, AQ, AK and KQ.
  • Raise again with made hands like JJ, QQ, KK and AA.

Community Poker - Flop:

  • Bet your made hand. If another player bets, do you think he is calling on a second best pair? Then continue betting. If not sure, stop.
  • If you do not have the top pair, don't call a bet. Either raise or fold.

Poker Bluffing:

  • Bluffing does not work until $5-10 or higher.
  • Semi bluffing occurs when you don't have a made hand yet, but chances are you will. Only semi bluff at higher levels, otherwise other players will call you.
  • Pure Bluffs are best on higher levels and when there are not many in the action.

Limit Hold'em with eight or more players.

The most important thing to remember is that in limit Texas Hold'em you want to have an advantage going into the flop.

Starting Poker Hands:

Wait to be dealt the quality hands, and just win with those.

**AA, KK, QQ, JJ and AK**

These are the very best hands. Play aggressively. With AA, you want to see as much money as possible in the pot, so reraise. For AK you will need to hit an ace or a king. Do not get in a raising war with one player because s/he likely has a pocket pair already.

**TT, 99, AQ and QK**

These are good hands. Most likely, you will need help from the board. Raise to knock players out - the less players the better.

**AJ, AT, KJ, QJ, 10 J**

These are also good hands. Cautiously play AJ, AT and KJ. You can lose to a higher kicker. Play only if your hand is suited. Raise to knock players out, but do not call a raise.

**88, 77, 66, 10 9, 98, 87, 76**

These hands need help from the board. Play only if your hand is suited.

Community Poker - Flop:

1. If you are winning but your hand can be beat, you hope a player will bet to you so you can raise. If you are in late position and no one has bet, you must bet to knock people out.

2. If you have three of a kind or maybe even a full house on the flop you do not need to knock players out. You will likely win. Do reraise however if you suspect someone of having a better hand than you have.

3. If you have the second best hand, treat the hand as a drawing hand or simply fold.

4. If you have nothing-just fold at the first bet.