The History of Holdem Poker
The card version of Online Poker game began to raise crowds in early 70s. However, it wasn’t termed as Texas Holdem as we know it today, but rather as Five Card Draw. Texas Holdem is the most popular version in today’s world wide web.
This game is often played as a tidy little game in your home with family and friends. It can also be played online when you hot the web. However, if you desire to take the game further in order to make serious money, then you could consider learning a bit about the history of Holdem poker in order to understand the background and how to lay out a game plan that will lead to your financial success.
The game is played with a standard 52 card deck and a fairly standard layout of cards.
There will be fifteen cards to start the game. These will be placed in the center of the table by their numerical worth. The Heads are the cards that you are dealt. The Tails are the cards that you discard.
The first player to sit will be the one to the left of the dealer. That player is called the ‘Small Blind’. The ‘Big Blind’ is the next player while the third player is the ‘Dealer’, once he or she places money in the game, then this occurs.
The ‘Small Blind’ and the ‘Big Blind’ bet the same amount of money before the cards are dealt. The difference is that the ‘small blind’ bets a smaller amount (usually four times as much as the big blind) and is only called for when less than that point has been reached.
The cards are dealt in two rounds, these are known as the ‘Pre-Flop’ and the ‘Flop’.
The ‘Pre-Flop’ is when the dealer deals the four cards to each player, one at a time. All of the cards are dealt face down. The ‘Flop’ is the second stage of the game where the dealer deals three cards face up on the table and one face down. Again all the cards are face down. The player to the left of the dealer starts the action by checking if he has any of the available three up cards, then he will call, or else he will bet.
During the ‘flop’, the player to the left of the dealer is first to act. He can either check, bet, raise, or fold his hand. Once he has decided, the dealer will deal the next card face up to the player and the player must accompany the dealer with his/her check, so no one can pass. Once this round is completed, the next round begins.
The ‘Turn’ is another card that is dealt face up (5th card) and, once again, all active players see their hands. Then the dealer deals 4 cards again face up (6th card) on the table and then places another card face up by the dealer’s side of the table (7th card) – the ‘River’.
Now comes the final round of betting. The final card is dealt face down and the final round of betting starts. Here any players who have not folded finally get their cards and play begins again with the player who has not folded. After this betting round is completed, the players who have not folded their hands must make their best hand from the 7 available cards on the table. The player who hands the best 5-card hand is the winner.
It is often a custom for players to give their chips to the House before the deal, however this is generally discouraged.
To be eligible for the ‘Egp88‘ you hand must be the best from the first 4 cards dealt. If you are then dealt another card from the same suit (or number), it is again the best from the first 4 cards. In the event of you receiving a ‘manship card’, the game ends in a tie. So for example, if you are dealt 5, 7, 9, and 10, you have the honours as being the best 5-card hand. This honour is not entirely impossible to achieve as you may be dealt an Ace at some stage during the game.
It is not, however, necessary to have an Ace in your hand to be the best. You only need to have one in your hand to beat all other hands, with the exception of the ‘1st or second highest card’ hand. If this happens, the player with the 2nd highest card hand beats the player with the 3rd highest card hand.
The game ends when all players’ hands have been proven as not being the best, and the dealer exposes his last door card. If the player who has the lowest value of card in his hand folds, the player is the winner. The player who has the highest card hand wins when all other players have folded.