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I love online poker. Have been playing since I turned 18. Was playing before hand but not online. Online is very different to live poker because you cannot see the people you are playing. People think that this will decrease the chance of winning but technically it wont, because everyone is in the same boat.
The main rules of 'Texas hold em' is to make the best possible hand out of the 2 hole cards you are dealt and the 5 community cards in the middle. Hear is a list of the possible hands:-
Straight Flush (five cards of the same suit in sequence) Four Of A Kind (four cards of the same numerical value) Full House (three cards of one value and two of another) Flush (five cards of the same suit) Straight (five cards in sequence) Three Of A Kind (three cards of the same value) Two Pairs (2x two cards of the same value) One Pair (two cards of the same value)
1. One player acts as dealer. This position is called the button and it rotates clockwise after every hand. 2.The two players to the left of the dealer are the small blind and the big blind, respectively. They are the only players who have money in the pot before the cards are dealt. 3.Every player receives two cards face down. These are hole cards. 4.The first betting round begins with the player sitting immediately to the left of the big blind, and continues clockwise. 5. When the first betting round is completed, three community cards are flipped face up on the table. This is called the flop. 6.The second round of betting begins with the first remaining player seated to the left of the button. The betting resumes, clockwise. 7.When the second round of betting is finished, a fourth community card is flipped face up on the table. This is called the turn. 8.The third round of betting commences with the first remaining layer sitting to the left of the button. The betting moves clockwise, with the bets doubling on the turn. 9. When the third round of betting is over, a fifth community card is flipped face up on the table. This is called the river. 10.The fourth round of betting starts with the first remaining player seated to the left of the button. The betting continues to move clockwise
If you have never played poker before, the internet is the best place to start, because there are many poker sites that have a play for fun section. This means that you are playing for chips instead of cash! This is how i got into playing high standard poker. I win around 3 tournements a night online daily. One problem with online poker for money is that you can lose just as much as you can win!
Tip.. Only play with as much money that you can afford to lose.
There are more types of poker including:
7 Card Stud 5 Card Stud Omaha Hold em + Many More
In all these games, you have to try and make the best possible hand from whats available.
7 Card Stud
How to play
Ante- Every player must ante up before receiving any cards. The ante is usually 10% of the low limit. In a game with a limit of £10/£20 the ante would be £1.
Deal- Three cards are dealt to each player starting with the player to the left of the dealer. The first two “pocket card” are dealt face down, and the third face up.
Betting- The player with the lowest card bets first. If two players have the same value card the lowest is determined by suit spades (highest), hearts, diamonds, and clubs (lowest). The first player to bet must bet at least twice the ante or fold. If they fold, the first bet would go to the player directly to the left. All other players must either call, raise, or fold.
Fourth Street- The next card known as the fourth street is dealt face up. The first bet goes to the player with the strongest hand showing. They can either check, bet or fold.
Fifth Street- This card is also dealt face up and betting resumes just as with the fourth street.
Sixth Street- Again dealt face up and betting resumes just as with the fifth street.
Seventh Street- This is another “pocket card” dealt face down and betting resumes.
After all betting is done players have the choice to show their cards or muck out. The player with the best five card hand wins the pot.
5 Card Stud
1.Highest hand wins 2.Players MUST use TWO of their hole cards combined with three from the board to make their hands 3.Ace plays both high and low for straights 4.Three raise limit per round
The dealer button is placed in front of the player who would be dealing. The button is moved one seat clockwise after each game and the card distribution and betting starts to the left of that position. Each player is dealt four cards face down. Betting commences before the first three community cards are dealt. After that another round of betting commences before the 'turn' gets dealt. after that another round of betting before finally the 'river' gets dealt. Then there is one final betting chance before the showdown. After all the cards are dealt the players make the best hand that they can by combining any two of their two hole cards with any three of the five community cards.