If you want to learn how to play poker, you should play No-Limit Texas Hold’em. It’s one of the easiest poker games to master, but it’s also fun, challenging and rewarding.
No-Limit Holdem is also (by far) the most popular poker game in the world, so you won’t have a hard time finding people to play with.
HOW TO PLAY NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM POKER
No-Limit Hold’em, sometimes known as “Texas Hold’em”, is more than likely the game of poker you’ve seen on TV and the one your friends play in their games.
Each player at the table is dealt two cards face down .
Each player then uses these two cards (or one or neither of these cards) in combination with five shared community cards to form their best five card poker hand.
The player with the best hand (or who folds all other players) wins the pot! It’s as simple as ç has.
There are four betting rounds and any player can place all of their chips in the middle at any time. This is the allure of No-Limit poker. You’re still just one hand away from doubling (or tripling!) Your stack, but you’re also just one hand away from pulverizing your stack completely.
There are many other great poker games out there, but when it comes to simplicity and popularity, No-Limit Hold’em reigns supreme . The game’s unique blend of strategy, psychology , randomness, and odds calculation is virtually unmatched by any other popular game.
Beginner poker rules:
No-Limit Hold’em uses a standard 52-card deck, even online. It can be played by a variable number of 2 to 10 players around the same table. If you have enough tables and space, you can play with thousands of players at the same time in a poker tournament format.
Here’s how a basic poker game works:
Before the cards are dealt, the player places a mandatory bet called the small blind (sb, in English), the one still to the left places a bet of double the small blind, called the big blind (big blind, bb in English). ). These mandatory bets can be fixed in cash games or increase over time in tournaments. They serve to guarantee a minimum of action at the tables. After a few levels in tournament play, antes (each player places a very small stake in the pot) can happen, but it’s time to talk about them later.
Once the blinds and any antes have been placed, the croupier distributes two cards to each, starting with the player to his left and ending on himself (in a casino, the croupier does not play, he gives the cards starting from the player to the left of the one on the button, who fictitiously represents the dealer, and ends with this player on the button). The player to the left of the dealer is the first player to act and he has the choice:
1. Bet (this is No-Limit Hold’em so they can bet ANY amount, but minimum the value of the big blind)
2. Check (do nothing and wait for the actions of the following players).
If someone decides to bet, the other players have a choice:
1. Call (Pay the amount of the stake in the pot)
2. Fold (abandon the hand and all the chips they have already put in the pot)
3. Raise (Put more chips in the pot)
This continues until everyone has paid or until all the tokens are in the middle.
Once the first round of betting is over, the dealer deals three cards face up on the board. These are community cards that anyone can use. This is called the flop . Once again, everyone still in the hand has the option of betting and therefore raising or folding.
Once this round of betting is over, the dealer puts a fourth card on the table that anyone can use. This is called the turn . Again, everyone has the option to bet, check, raise or fold.
The dealer finally puts a fifth card on the board that anyone can use. This is called the river . For the last time, everyone has the option to bet / Check / raise / fold.