Live Holdem How To Play
Texas Hold’em is the most popular poker variant in the world! The simple concept of having two cards in your hand and 5 community cards makes it easy to learn, though difficult to master.
The game goal is to create the best 5 cards hand that you can, using the 2 cards dealt to you (AKA ‘hole cards’) and 3 of the 5 cards dealt on the table (AKA ‘community cards’).
The Dealer Button
The Dealer Button is a small disk marked with a D, in front of the player. Every hand, one player will get to be positioned as the Dealer. The position is important, as the two players to the dealer’s left posts the blinds. The dealer button moves to the left each hand, so everyone has the opportunity to be the dealer and to post blinds.
The blinds are forced bets that players make before the cards are dealt. The player to the left of the dealer posts a “small blind”, which is the first forced bet. The player to the left of the small blind posts a “big blind”, which is twice the amount of the small blind.
After betting blinds – each player is dealt 2 cards facing down in a clockwise direction, AKA ‘hole cards’ or ‘pocket cards’.
At this stage, you are betting on the hand you believe your cards could lead you to. You have the option to play your hand by calling or raising the big blind. The action begins to the left of the big blind.
The Flop is a set of three community cards. These cards are dealt face-up on the table and shared by all players.
The fourth card is introduced and another betting round begins.
The fifth and last card is introduced and the last betting round begins.
The last and final stage! All the remaining players’ cards are revealed. The player with the best hand receives the chips gathered in all pots he or she participated in. All other pots are given to the player with the best hand out of all remaining players on the table.
Tournaments take place at a single table. Once the table is fully seated, the game begins.
The player pays an entry fee and receives a fixed amount of Gold. The game begins and continues until one player wins the tournament and takes the prize money.
The Sit & Go tournament is a single level tournament, where the winner takes the grand prize.
The Shootout tournament is built in a pyramid format and contains 3 different rounds. The winners of the 1st round compete against each other on the 2nd round and 2nd round winners compete against each other on the 3rd round – the final!
The winner of the final round takes the grand prize and receives a crown logo on his avatar for one week.
Think you’re up to it? C’mon, give it your best shot!