Texas Hold’em Rules

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<u>Rules to play Texas Hold’em Poker</u>

<u>Ranking of hands</u> (from lowest to highest)

  • High card
  • One pair
  • Two pairs
  • Three of a kind
  • Straight ( 5 cards)
  • Flush ( 5 cards )
  • Full house (a pair and a three of a kind)
  • Four of a kind
  • Straight flush
  1. The game begins with the blinds. The person to the left of the dealer posts a bet called the small blind, which is the half of the minimum bet. The person to the left of the small blind posts the big blind, equal to the minimum bet.
  2. The dealer shuffles one full deck of 52 poker cards, and then he deales 2 cards facing down to each player.
  3. Next there’s a round of betting. Starts the player to the left of the big blind. Players must call any bet to continue playing. They can also raise or fold.
  4. After the betting, the dealer discards the card in the top of the deck (to prevent cheating) and then deals three cards facing up on the table. There are communal cards, and everybody can use them to make combinations and get a great poker hand.
  5. Another round of betting that starts the player to the left of the dealer.
  6. The dealer flips one more card into the table.
  7. There is another round of betting that also starts the player to the left of the dealer.
  8. Finally the dealer flips the river. That’s how is called the last card fliped into the table.
  9. Next there is the last round of betting.
  10. The showdown. Starting with the player to the left of the last player to call, each player shows his cards. The one with the best hand wins the pot.
  11. If the players have the same hand, the pot is split between them.
  12. The dealer changes and another round begins.

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