In order to learn how to play poker, you need to know the basic rules of the game. We will describe the rules of the game of the most popular type of “Texas Hold'em”.

POKER RULES

In order to learn how to play poker, you need to know the basic rules of the game. Since the game has become popular all over the world, there are a lot of varieties of poker and it is now impossible to list them all. There are official poker rules for tournaments, and they differ from the rules of the game in well-known casinos, where the game can be played against the croupier.

Poker rules

In our article, we will describe the rules of the game of the most popular type of “Texas Hold'em” or Texas Poker.

There are three more types of game in Texas poker. Three types are divided according to the possibility of placing bets.

First view – Limited (a certain amount of bets).

Second view – Unlimited (bets of any size).

Third view – Pot-limit hold'em (the bet must not exceed the size of the current pot).

In Texas poker there is a limit on the players at the table. It varies from 2 to 10 people.

The game begins with the obligatory bets of 2 players to the left of the dealer. Mandatory bets are needed in order to encourage other players to play. The first player to the left of the dealer posts the small blind (50% of the required bet). The second player has already posted the big blind. Then the dealer distributes 2 hole cards to all players and the betting begins. Trading takes place in 4 rounds, and is carried out clockwise starting from the 3rd player to the left of the dealer.

First round of trading: The players have familiarized themselves with their cards and place their bets on the game. If the cards fell bad, then the player can discard them and refuse to play further in the layout.

Rates can be of 2 types. The first type is exactly the same bet as in the big blind. The second type is raising bets (the minimum raise should be between 2 and 3 times the size of the big blind).

When the players have leveled all the bets and have shown a desire to play further, the first round of trading is declared closed.

Bet in poker

Second round of trading: The second round of betting begins after three open cards are dealt to the center of the table (flop). Players look at their cards and the cards on the table and make combinations. With a bad card, the player can discard his pair and end the game. If the combination is good, then trading is carried out with an increase in rates. After the rates are equalized, the second round of trading is declared closed.

Third round of trading: The dealer deals another card to the center of the table, which is called − turn It is also expected to increase rates or players show a desire to continue the game without increasing rates.

Fourth round: The dealer deals one more (5th card) to the center of the table, which is called − river. Players have a chance to improve their hand and raise the stakes.The last round of betting is considered closed at equalized rates.

After 4 rounds of betting, the players open their cards, and the winner is determined by the best combination, who receives the entire bank. There are cases when the combinations are equivalent, then the pot is divided equally among the participants with the best combination.

Poker combinations from highest to lowest

royal flush

Royal Flush or Royal Flush – the highest combination in the game. A royal flush is made up of only high cards of the same suit from 10 to ace. Royal can be of any suit and are equivalent. Probability 0.0032%.

straight flush

straight flush – a sequence of 5 cards of the same suit. An ace can be a sequence if it is placed at the end. Those. in the above figure, instead of a 5, there can be an Ace. Probability 0.028%.

Kare

Kare – four cards of the same rank. For example, four aces, four queens, or four 5s. Four of a kind are divided by seniority depending on the value of the cards. Probability 0.17%.

Full house

Full house – this is a combination that consists of 3 cards of one rank and 2 cards of another rank (pair). The seniority of a Full House is determined by the seniority of 3 cards. Probability 2.6%.

Flash

Flash – five cards of the same suit in any order. The seniority of the Flush is determined by the highest card in the combination. Probability 3.03%.

Straight

Straight – 5 collected cards in order of any suit. In this case, the ace can be both the largest card and the smallest. In the figure above, an ace is equal to one. Probability 4.63%.

Set

Set – three cards of the same rank. The set is divided by seniority depending on the value of the cards. Probability 4.83%.

Two pairs

Two pairs – two identical cards in rank + two other cards of the same rank among themselves. The seniority of the combination is determined by the highest pair. Probability 23.5%.

Pair

Pair – two identical cards by rank. The higher the rank of the card, the higher the seniority of the combination. Probability 43.9%.

senior card

senior card – this is the highest card in rank in the absence of collected combinations. Probability 17.4%.

For beginners, we advise you to start the game in the limited form of Texas poker (online version of the game), where the computer helps to report the collected combinations. Over time, you will learn to navigate well on your own without problems and apply various tactics in the game.

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