Texas Hold 'Em
Texas Hold 'Em
Frank Scoblete (Casino Gambling Expert & Bestselling Author) gives expert video advice on: What is the basic game play in Texas Hold 'Em Poker?; How can I calculate the odds of getting the poker hand I am going for?; Can I really learn to play poker online? and more...
What is "Texas Hold 'Em Poker"?
Texas Hold 'Em poker is the most popular poker game in the world today. Texas Hold 'em is a seven card game where five cards are dealt up. Two cards are secret. There are two types of Texas Hold 'Em games. One sort of Texas Hold 'em is a limit game which tells you that you can't bet over a certain amount. The other sort of Texas Hold 'em is a no limit game which says bet as much as you want.
What is the basic game play in Texas Hold 'Em Poker?
Texas Hold 'Em is actually a rather easy game to play. Every player gets two cards that only he can see. Then the dealer deals three cards, face up. And by the way, all the players can use those three cards in Texas Hold 'em. Then there's a betting round. One card is then dealt face up. There's another betting round, and the final card is dealt face up. Everyone can use the five cards in the center of the table to make the best possible hand in Texas Hold 'em.
What does it mean to "open" in Texas Hold 'Em Poker?
In Texas Hold 'Em, there's an automatic "open" to the game. To the left of the dealer, you have what's called the "small blind" - half the minimum bet placed by a player. To his left is what's called the "big blind" - the full minimum bet. The "big blind" is automatic, and opens every game; following that, each player much decide whether to bet or fold.
Who can raise the bet in Texas Hold 'Em Poker?
With Texas Hold 'Em it's fairly simple in terms of raising. Any player can raise the bet on his turn in Texas Hold 'em. But you have to wait your turn to raise, you can't raise after someone else has raised who's gone after you. You have to follow the protocol for raising in Texas hold 'em. But any player can raise any other player in Texas hold 'em.
What does "fold" mean in Texas Hold 'Em Poker?
In Texas Hold 'Em, and poker in general, there are various vocabulary words. When a player "folds", it means that they don't have enough faith in the hand to continue betting; they are discarding that hand, and waiting until the next is dealt.
What is the "flop" in Texas Hold 'Em Poker?
Texas Hold 'Em opens with the showing of three face-up cards, called the "flop". At this point, the players will look at their cards, look at the "flop" and decide whether or not they have a good enough hand to continue.
What is the "river" in Texas Hold 'Em Poker?
In Texas Hold 'Em, the very last card given out is called the "river." The "river" is the fifth card and is dealt face-up, and can make a great deal of difference to how the game is going to turn out.
What is the "turn" in Texas Hold 'Em Poker?
In Texas Hold 'Em, the second series is called the "turn". Once the dealer has done the "flop", which is the first three cards face up; he will then throw over a fourth card, which is called the "turn"; there will be a betting round and then the game will get under way.
When should I fold in Texas Hold 'Em Poker?
Texas Hold ‘Em is a somewhat complicated game; there are various hands and various table position to consider. The bottom line about folding is, if you don't think you can win with the hand that you have in front of you, fold.
What is a poker "bluff"?
"Bluffing" is based around convincing players that you have a better hand than you do. The reality is, bluffers are trying to make the other players think that they will lose if they call them; it's a risky tactic.
What is a poker "tell"?
In Texas Hold 'Em, and other poker games, there is a word called "tell." A smart player can look at you and figure: he's got the goods, or he doesn't have the goods. The "tell" is everything about your physique and body language that gives away how good your hand is.
What does "all in" mean in Texas Hold 'Em Poker?
In "No Limit" Texas Hold 'Em, "all in" means that you've taken all your chips, pushed them into the pot, and now all your money has been bet. Going "all in" is major gamble, because if you lose, you're out of the game.
Can I really learn to play poker online?
Learning to play poker on the internet is fine, and a great way to practice. However, I will caution you on this: if you're playing online for no money, there is a tendency for many of the other players to really play loosely, and not the way they would play in a real casino.
Are internet poker sites legal, and do they pay cash?
The online poker sites are illegal, as American citizens are not allowed to gamble online. Having said that, no American Citizen has been arrested for playing online, and, of course, playing non-monetary games online is not against the law, but I can't recommend that you play for money, although a lot of people do.
Are the rules the same when playing Texas Hold 'Em online as they are in the casinos?
Texas Hold 'Em, the most exciting poker game in the casino today, is the same in a land-based casino as it is online. The only difference between online poker and physical poker is: online, you can't look your opponent in the eye and have no idea who you are playing against.