Texas hold’em poker is among the most enjoyable variations of this classic card game. Two cards, called hole cards, are laid face down on a table to be dealt out to the players, and then seven community cards are laid face up at the end of all nine rounds.
The rounds of community cards include three cards apiece, which represent each of four pairs. The other cards in the sequence are known as the high cards or flushes and are dealt to the player who has them facing up. At the start of the first round, each player’s community cards are laid face down in front of him; these will serve as the foundation for his hand.
At the beginning of every round, the player with the community cards is dealt two more cards that are of equal value, face up. These cards are called “pairings”, and they form the basis of all subsequent hands. The four community cards dealt to the player are used as the starting point for making four decisions about where to place the flushes. In order to make these decisions, the player must first look at all the community cards. He is not obligated to choose any specific community card, but he must, at the conclusion of each round, indicate which community card contains the highest value.
Pairings must be arranged by suit. The four cards dealt together form the basis for the left and right of cards of each suit, while the left and right of cards of the same suit form the basis for the top and bottom of cards. A pair is either the first card from a row or the second card from a row, and it is an empty suit if the community card in front of it is a full row.
After the four pairings have been arranged by suit, each individual player chooses one of his community cards and deals it to his opponents in the same manner. After the last pair has been dealt, each player now chooses which suit card to deal to his opponents and the sequence is repeated. In doing so, a hand of five cards is formed. This is called a “hand”, and it consists of a single card (the high card) plus an additional two cards (the flush cards). to the left of it and three more cards to the right.
The Texas hold em poker game is so simple to understand, you can learn how to play it with a little practice. and patience. And because it is a variation of an old game, it is not considered very risky, since any of the players can win.