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Texas Holdem

One of around 20 different card games you can play online, Texas Holdem poker is played with a Limit, Pot Limit or No Limit structure, with No Limit Holdem being the most popular. Beginners sometimes start with Limit Holdem.

Holdem can be played Heads Up (2 players), 6 Max (up to 6 players) or Full Ring (up to 10 players).

Texas Holdem Rules - Preflop

Preflop each player is dealt two hole cards. The Small Blind and Big Blind make forced bets and action starts left of the Big Blind.

How to Play Texas Holdem - Preflop

In this hand Hero holds 6♥ 6♠ and faces a raise. In the Big Blind Hero's options are to fold, call or re-raise (3bet). Hero calls.

Flop

On the flop three community cards are dealt. Action starts left of the Button.

How to Play Texas Holdem - On the Flop

In this hand Hero checks, faces a bet on J♠ 2♥ J♦ , raises and is 3bet. Hero calls.

Turn

On the turn one more community card is dealt. Action starts left of the Button.

How to Play Texas Holdem - On the Turn

Hero check/calls another bet on the J♥ turn.

River

On the river one final community card is dealt. Action starts left of the Button.

How to Play Texas Holdem - On the River

On the 4♠ river, Hero check/calls again with a full house. The final pot size is $4.60.

Showdown

After all betting rounds the last aggressor turns his hand face up if called. Any player with the winning hand must also reveal their cards in order to claim the pot.

How to Play Texas Holdem - At Showdown

Hero mucks his hand, losing to a higher full house. Villain wins $4.44 after rake.

How to Play Texas Hold'em - Hand Example

See the hand above played out on PokerStars.

 Play Texas Holdem online free in the US at Americas Cardroom.