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The rules of Texas Holdem are very easy to learn, the game mechanics are simple, but playing Texas Holdem successfully can take years of practice. That is why it is necessary to learn, not only the rules, but also the strategies and mathematics related to Texas Holdem, in order to be able to play in the best possible way and, if we do not win, at least not lose money in the attempt, until acquiring a good level.
Before the cards are dealt, the two players to the left of the dealer must place a forced bet each. These bets are called “blinds” . The first player to the left of the dealer is the “small blind”, and he must post a bet whose amount is half the big blind. The “big blind” is the second player to the left of the dealer.
Once the blinds are posted, the dealer deals a covered card to each player and then another covered card to each, in a clockwise direction. The small blind is the first player to receive a card.
The player who opens the bets is the one to the left of the big blind, since the blinds have already made their play, previously. This position is known as “under the gun” or UTG . Each player will make his move, in his turn, being able to abandon, call or raise.
Every time someone sees or raises, they must take as a reference value the highest bet made up to that moment. The amount of the bets varies depending on the form of Texas Holdem being played (No Limit, Fixed Limit or Pot Limit).
If we play No Limit, there is a limit to the minimum bet, but not to the maximum possible, and a player can even bet all his chips (all-in) at any time during the game.
In the Fixed Limit form, players must respect the maximum and minimum values determined for each street.
In Pot Limit, the maximum raise cannot exceed the amount of money in the pot.
When the round reaches the small blind again, he must, at a minimum, match his initial bet with the highest bet made up to that point, if he wants to stay in the game. The same goes for the big blind. If no one has raised your initial bet, you can just check if you don’t want to raise.
At that time the flop is dealt, the first 3 community cards. Remember that the objective of the game is to form the best possible hand of 5 cards, using your own and the community ones.
Then the second round of betting is made, this time starting with the first player still in play to the left of the dealer. In this hand, players have the option to check, as well as call, raise, and fold. If the first player passes, and the rest also, the next card on the board is dealt , called the turn. If, on the other hand, someone wants to bet, the bet must be at least equal to the big blind. In that case, the rest of the players must at least match that bet in order to continue. So yes, once everyone has bet, the fourth card is dealt.
A third round of betting comes, under conditions similar to the previous one, and the fifth card or river is dealt. There is a last round of betting, after which the players must show their cards ( showdown ). The best hand can be formed using or not using the two cards received.
It is necessary to clarify that the showdown is not always reached. It may be the case that all but one player folds before that instance. In that case, whoever survives will be the winner, and will not have to show his cards.
As we can see, the mechanics of Texas Holdem is simple, but it will be the poker strategies that we use that will allow us to earn money, trying to force our rivals to abandon or make mistakes.