Introduction to Limit Texas Holdem

Texas Holdem poker is by far the most popular version of poker. Texas Holdem can be learned in a few minutes and can be played fairly well with few hours of practice.

Tips required for Limit Texas Holdem players:

  • The betting structure varies with every game. The game usually starts with two players to the left of the dealer placing a specific amount of money, which is called posting the blinds.
  • Limit Texas Holdem is played with a standard deck of 52 cards.
  • The dealer shuffles and each player gets two cards facedown called hole of pocket cards.
  • Then there is a round of betting, popularly known as pre-flop. It starts with the player to the left of the two players who bet the blinds.
  • Like every other poker game, players can call, raise, or fold.
  • After the betting round ends, the dealer discards the top card of the deck. Which is called the burn card to avoid cheating.
  • Next, the dealer deals three cards facing upwards on the table. These are called the flop and are community cards, as players can use these in combination with the two they have to make the best poker hand.
  • Another round of betting follows, starting with the player to the left of the dealer.
  • After the betting, the dealer discards the top card, and deals one more on the table. This is called the turn card. Players can now use all the six cards to form a best five-card poker hand.
  • Following another round of betting, the dealer burns one more card and flips another on the table. This is called the river. The remaining players can use a combination of all cards to make a five-card poker hand.
  • After the last round of betting concludes, the players start to reveal their cards. Beginning with the player to the left of the last player to call, this is called the showdown.
  • The player who shows the best five-card hand wins!