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Texas Holdem Poker Rules

In a Texas Holdem game a full table has 9 or 10 players. To deside who begins the game a card is given to each player, the player who has the high card is the first dealer. The dealer is given a button to indicate who the dealer is, after each round or hand the dealer button rotates to the left to indicate the dealer of the next hand.

Pre flop

Before cards are dealt to the players, a small blind and a big blind must be paid. The blinds are forced bets to create a pot for the players to compete for. The small blind is the player who sits on the left site of the dealer and the big blind is in seat left of the small blind. The amounts of the blinds are determind before the game starts and the small blind is always half the big blind.

When the blinds have been paid the dealer will deal two cards to each player, one at a time(pocket cards). When the cards have been dealt the player wo sits on the left side of the big blind starts betting. The player can call the current bet wich is the big blind, fold his cards if he doesn't like them or raise the bet. If no player raises the big blind the player who is the big blind can check wich means he doesn't want to put more money in the pot. If a player raises he can not reraise again unless he was re-raised. The round of betting stops when all players have folded or called the last raise.

Flop

Before the dealer deals the flop he has to burn a card, he puts this card face down and it is not used in the game. The dealer then puts three cards down on the table faced down and turns them all faced up at the same time. These are the first of five community cards that the players can use with the two cards they were dealt in the beginning(pocket cards) to make the best possiple poker hand. The player who sits on the left side of the dealer(small blind) starts the betting round. He can check, fold or raise.

Turn

The dealer burns another card  before he deals the turn wich is the 4th community card. Then another round of betting starts. Like in the flop the small blind is always first to take action.

River

The dealer burns a card and turns over the river wich is the 5th and last community card. Here is the last round of betting. If all but one player fold the last player in the game wins the pot. He can choose to muck his hand and not show it to anyone.

Showdown

A showdown happens when a player is called after the river, it can be between from two players to all the players sitting at the table. The player who was called starts showing his hand, every player atfer that can choose to muck their hand admitting that they havent got the winning hand. The best five card poker hand wins the shoowdown.

 
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