Texas Hold'em - Rules


Texas Hold'em is the most popular version of poker in the world and is played using a standard 52 card deck with 2 to 10 players. Every player gets two hole cards face-down. Then through four betting rounds, a total of five community cards are dealt face-up on the table. Players must make the best five-card hand with a combination of their hole cards and community cards. The player with the strongest hand wins.


No Limit Hold'em

All Texas Hold'em games at GGNetwork are 'No Limit', which means there is no limit to the maximum a player can bet at once. Therefore, players can go all-in (bet all of their chips) on their betting turn.


Positions

The following are positions that you should know before playing the game.


Actions

The following are actions that you should know before playing the game.


Betting Rounds

The following are the four betting rounds that take place in Texas Hold'em.

Pre-Flop

The betting round that takes place after the players receive their hole cards.

Flop

The betting round that takes place after the first three community cards are dealt.

Turn

The third betting round that takes place after the fourth community card is dealt.

River

The last betting round that takes place after the fifth and final community card is dealt.


The Showdown

The showdown begins when there are two or more players who are still in play when the action ends on the river. The player with the strongest hand will win the pot. When the showdown ends in a tie, the pot is split evenly among the winning players.


Run It Three Times (RITT)


Straddle

Once activated, a straddle is automatically made when possible.

The player to the left of the big blind can act last pre-flop by posting the straddle.


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