The premier game of poker is Texas hold‘em. Here’s a peak at the game – its structure poker rules and mystique. Texas Hold’em was introduced in 1967 to the Las Vegas casinos. It is now the final game of the annual World Series of Poker and is considered the most popular poker game in the world.
Here is a taste of the action. With a dealer at the table two players are required to place blind bets. The player to the left of the dealer places the small blind and the second player places the big blind. Once this is established all players are dealt two facedown cards – known as hole or pocket cards.
The first “move” is carried out by the player to the left of the big blind, he is able to either bet, raise or fold. Wagering will travel clockwise around the table until complete.
Now, three cards are dealt in the center, face up. The board – center of the table – is now furnished with the first three cards of the game. The community cards are called the flop – they are there for everyone to use in sync with their own pocket cards. Once the flop is initiated betting will pass around the players at the table from the dealer’s left, he is the first player who can either check or wager. The next phase will introduce a new card. This fourth community card, the turn card, is dealt face up and starts another round of betting for the players. The final lap of the session follows the flop of the fourth card. At this point all remaining players display their cards. The winning player will combine his pocket cards with the cards from the board to produce the best hand. If the table holds the best cards, a rare event, then the remaining players will divide the pot. The simplicity of the game continues to attract people from around the world. It has gained its most significant mark with the introduction of it online with the Online Poker website. Amateurs and professionals of all ages enjoy Texas Hold’em.