Texas Hold’em Poker
This is the most popular form of poker played around the world which, unlike casino stud poker, sees the players compete against each other.
Between two and 11 players can play, placing money into the pot at every hand. The dealer deals two ‘hole’ cards to each player, which they must keep secret from other players.
In Texas Hold’em, the objective of the game is to achieve the best hand by adding to their two ‘hole’ cards with ‘community’ cards to complete their hand, which are placed in the centre of the table.
The pot can be won in two ways, either by forming the best hand from seven available cards in what is known as ‘the showdown’, or forcing all other players to fold.
The best combination is judged on a combination of these possible hands:
- Two ‘hole’ cards and three ‘community’ cards
- One ‘hole’ card and four ‘community’ cards
- Five ‘community cards’