Texas Hold’em is the world’s most popular poker game with millions of players every year, and millions of dollars wagered every month online. The history of Texas Hold’em dates back to the early 1900s in the city of Robstown Texas and officially became the main event of the famous “World Series of Poker” tournament since the 1970s and scheduled each year in Las Vegas, with With the development of new techniques and the Internet, Texas Hold’em has become the first online poker game in online poker rooms where anyone can play from their computer.
The Principles of No Limit Texas Hold’em
Texas Hold’em is a card game with 52 cards shuffled where the ace is the highest value and the 2 is the least from which each player receives two cards and to achieve the best possible combination with both cards in the hand and the 5 community cards bet on the table according to the classification of the hands of Texas Hold’em, The winner is the one who will compose the best hand where he will win all the bets (the pot).
The stages of a game of Texas Hold’em
First round: before the flop
The Players are dealt two cards by the dealer “Dealer” or “Button” and the game begins, the two players to the left of the “Dealer” the small blind and the big blind (forced bet on each game) are the last to speak. the player to the left of the big blind is the first to speak either to bet a minimum big blind or to bet more or by folding and passing the hand to the player to his left in turn to play until the last player in the small blind.
If a player decides to bet more the other players must call with the same bet or fold and lose their money, the players who bet stay on the game and move on to the next round.
Second round: after the flop
Three cards are revealed and a new game begins with the same rules either by continuing the game without betting (checking) or by betting or folding.
Two turns follow one another “turn” “river” and each time a card is revealed on the table. A new game round similar to the previous round is initiated.
Hand Ranking in Texas Hold’em Poker
Having the best hand in poker means that you must have the best combination of five comprising the two cards in the hand with the other cards on the table and compared to the cards of other players on the table in descending order of 5 card combinations. . Here is the list of hand levels in Texas Hold’em poker.
The “Royal Flush” Royal Suite : the strongest hand in poker, it is made up of 5 consecutive cards: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, of the same suit, in the event of a tie between two players, the pot is shared.
The Straight Flush Suit : 5 consecutive cards of the same suit, without the Ace as the highest card, all of the same suit, in case of two suits, the player with the highest card in the suit takes it away.
The “Four of a Kind” Square: 4 cards of the same value accompanied by any card, in the event of a tie, the highest square wins the pot.
The full hand ” The Full “: A full house is composed of three cards of the same rank and two of another in the event of a tie, the player with the highest three cards of the same rank wins.
The Flush Color: five cards of the same color but which do not form a suite, the player with the highest card wins the hand.
The “Straight” suite: five consecutive cards of at least two different suits in case of a tie the player with the highest card wins.
Three of a kind three of a kind: three cards of the same rank and two other different cards, in the event of a tie the player with the highest card wins.
The “Two pair” Double Pair: formed by 2 cards of one rank with 2 other cards of another rank in the event of a tie, the one with the highest pair wins.
A “One pair”: formed by two cards of identical rank and any three other cards in the event of a tie, the one with the highest pair wins.
Highest card “High card”: The highest card on the table wins the bet if there is not one of the previous combinations.