[Texas Holdem]1/24/15 9:26 PM

Basic Rules

2-10 players game

Terminology(术语):

-Dealer

-Blind
–Small blind
–Big blind

-Pot

-Call

-Raise

-Fold(Throw away the hand)

-Check

 

Players are generally allowed to raise up to 4 times in a single betting round, after which the action is capped.

The action is as follows: 1) Bet -> 2) Raise -> 3) 3-bet ->4) cap. Once a player has capped, the other players can only call/fold and are not allowed to raise until the next betting round.

The procedure of the game:

-Pre flop(Make the bet)
–Call
–Raise
–Fold

-Flop(3 cards down to the table)
–Check(Do nothing)
–Bet(Make the bet)
–Fold

-Turn(Another one card down to the table)
–Check
–Bet
–Fold

-River(Another one card down to the table)
–Check
–Bet
–Fold

-Showdown
(Combine three of the cards on the table with two cards holding in your hands)

Card Ranks:

Royal Flush

The strongest poker hand is the royal flush. It consists of Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace, all of the same suit, e.g. spades.

Straight Flush

The second strongest hand in poker is the straight flush. It is composed of five consecutive cards of the same suit. If two players have a straight flush, the one with the highest cards wins.

Four-of-a-kind

A four-of-a-kind is four cards of the same rank, e.g. four Kings. If two players have four-of-a-kind, then the one with the highest four-of-a-kind wins. If they have the same (if four-of-a-kind is on the board), then the player with the highest fifth card wins, since a poker hand is always composed of five cards.

Full House

A full house is a combination of a three-of-a-kind and a pair. If two players have a full house, then the one with the highest three-of-a-kind wins. If they have the same one, then the pair counts.

Flush

Five cards of the same suit make a flush. If two players have a flush, then the one with the highest cards wins.

Straight

Five consecutive cards are called a straight. If two players have a straight, the one with the highest cards wins.

Three-of-a-kind

A three-of-a-kind is composed of three cards of the same rank. If two players have the same three-of-a-kind, then the other cards, or both cards, determine the winner, since a poker hand is a always composed of five cards.

Two-pair

Two-pair hands are, of course, composed of two pairs. If two players have two-pair, the rank of the higher pair determines the winner. If they have the same higher pair, then the lower one counts. If that is also the same, then the fifth card counts.

Pair

A pair is composed of two cards of the same rank. Since a poker hand is always composed of five cards, the other three cards are so-called “kickers”. In case two players have the same pair, then the one with the highest kicker wins.

High card

If you don’t even have a pair, then you look at the strength of your cards. If there are two players at showdown who don’t have a pair or better, then the one with the highest cards wins.

 

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