Texas Holdem Poker Rules
Each player starts with 2 cards. There are a total of 5 community cards and 2 hole cards (the first two cards dealt to each player are the hole cards). The community cards are dealt face up, any player may use any of the community cards. Texas Holdem has up to 4 rounds of betting. The best 5-card hand using any combination of the 5 community cards and the player's 2 hole cards wins. There is a small blind, a big blind, and a round of betting at the beginning of every hand (blinds are forced bets).
Texas Holdem Poker Hand
The hole cards are dealt and then there will be a round of betting.
The dealer deals out the 3 community cards (the flop) and there is another round of betting.
The dealer deals out the 4th community card (the turn) and there is another round of betting.
The dealer deals the 5th community card (the river) and the there is a final round of betting.
The player with the best five card hand, will win the pot. You can use any five out of the seven cards to make your hand.
Texas Holdem has a small blind and big blind. The players immediately to the left of the dealer (button) is the small blind and the player two seats to the left of the button is the big blind. The small blind is usually half the big blind. The button moves clockwise around the table one player at a time.
Texas Holdem Poker Betting limits
In limit-Holdem, each betting round has a fixed bet. In $1/2, the
small blind is $.50, the big blind is $1. Before the turn the bets
and raises can only be in $1 increments. The last 2 rounds of
betting, the bets and raises can only be in $2 increments. There
is a maximum of 3 raises per betting round.
In pot-limit Holdem, a player can bet the minimum or up to the size of the pot. In no-limit Holdem, a player can bet the minimum or their entire stack.