Texas Hold’em Teaching Rules Episode 3

SWAG GAMING Casino Texas Hold’em Hand Size

As mentioned earlier, the way to win in Texas Hold’em, one is to bet to let the opponent fold, and the other is the showdown ratio.

So you at least need to know the size of the card type, in order to make corresponding actions according to the strength of the card.

Below I’ll rank all the hands in Texas Hold’em from largest to smallest:

Royal flush
A big straight of the same suit, such as 10, J, Q, K, A of spades.

Straight flush
Straights of the same suit, such as 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 of spades.

Four of a Kind

4 cards of the same number with any random card, such as 6, 6, 6, 6, 2.

Fullhouse


Three and one pair, for example: 7, 7, 7, 8, 8.

flush


Five cards of the same suit, for example: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 of hearts.

straight


Five cards with consecutive numbers, for example: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

three of a Kind


Three cards of the same number with any two unpaired cards, such as 3, 3, 3, 7, 9.

2 pairs


Two pairs with any card, such as 7, 7, 8, 8, 9.

one pair


Two cards of the same number with any three cards, such as A, A, 4, 6, 8.

high card


Five cards of different suits and numbers, such as 3, 5, 6, 8, and 10.

[Texas poker card size]

1 Royal Flush 10, J, Q, K, A of the same suit
2 Straight Flush A straight of the same suit
3 Four of a kind Four cards of the same number
4 gourd three + two pairs
5 of the same suit Five cards of the same suit
6 Straight Five consecutive cards
7 Three of a kind Three cards of the same number
8 two pairs two pairs
9 A pair of two cards of the same number
10 High cards Five cards that don’t even have a pair
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These hand types are the basis for deciding who will win the pot at the final showdown, so be sure to memorize them.

Texas Hold’em Rules and How to Play

Pump the Button position

At the beginning, all players must draw cards first, and the player who draws the highest card becomes the initial [Button] position, and the Delear Button is placed in front of this player.

In Texas Hold’em, each player’s position has a unique name, and it will rotate in order, Button is just the name of one of the positions.

initial bet

The first player to the left of the Button is called the Small Blind, or [SB] for short.

The second player on the left is called the Big Blind, or [BB] for short.

Before the cards are dealt, the small blind pays 0.5 big blind and the big blind pays 1 big blind.

There is no specific starting blind size, but basically, each player starts with 100 big blinds in chips.

For example, in a game where the small blind/big blind = 10/20, each player will buy at least 2000 chips at the table, and so on.

start to deal

The dealer will start from the small blind and deal cards clockwise, one at a time.

When the button is dealt, the second card is dealt from the small blind until all players have two cards in hand, and the players will start to perform pre-flop actions.

Preflop: Before the flop is dealt, it is called preflop.

Preflop betting stage (preflop)

Starting with the player to the left of the big blind, each player can optionally perform the following five actions during the betting phase:

  1. Fold: Give up your own hand and do not participate in this hand.

When you fold, you can say “fold” or push two cards from your hand to the dealer.

Note, however, that if there are no cards to fold, the hand can be covered with chips or presses.

Because if you check too far away from you and the croupier accidentally takes your hand away, it’s just a fold.

Unless you can clearly say the suit and number of the two hands, it will not save you.

  1. Check: In the case that no one in front of you bets, you do not bet yourself, and let the players behind you act.

When checking, you can say “check” or tap your hand twice on the table.

Some players will tap the table unconsciously while thinking, making the dealer think he is going to check, so be careful not to make this mistake.

The dealer is absolute at the poker table, and all actions are subject to the dealer’s judgment, so please do not do some actions that will make the dealer misunderstand and cause your own losses.

  1. Call: When a player bets in front of you, you take out the same chips as his bet and put it into the pot.

When calling, you can say “call” or put the chips you want to call into the pot.

When there is a bet in front of a player, if only one chip is dropped but not speaking, the dealer will call it as a call.

However, if more than two chips are lost, and the total chip amount is greater than the standard of the raise amount, the dealer will treat it as a raise.

For example, the previous player bet 200, you don’t speak, and you lose 500+100 chips, the dealer will judge it as a raise, even if you get the wrong chips, it will be too late, so please be very careful.

Off topic, there are also players who like to use this method to confuse their opponents. They obviously want to raise, but they lose too many chips, and then they say that they made a mistake.

In such a situation, you don’t need to worry about whether it’s true or false, just follow your original strategy.

  1. Raise: When a player bets in front of you and you want to bet more chips than him, you can raise.

When raising, you can call: “raise”, or call the amount you want to raise, or you can take two or more chips whose total amount is greater than the raise amount and put them into the pot.

But it is recommended to call raise first and let the dealer confirm your intention, otherwise if you make a mistake or miscalculate the raise amount and let the dealer judge you to call, it will not be worth the loss.

  1. All-in (ALL-IN): This is a type of raise, but it is not limited by the minimum raise amount. When it is your turn to bet, you can put all your chips into the pot and declare ALL- IN.

When all-in, you can shout “ALL-IN” or push all your chips into the pot.

It should be noted that some players will put stacks of chips into the pot in sequence when ALL-IN.

If you don’t call ALL-IN in advance, the dealer will judge you to call or raise based on the sum of the first stack of chips, but not ALL-IN.

So if you want to ALL-IN, please do it once.

You might be wondering: if you check at the beginning, can you still call, raise or ALL-IN when someone raises and it’s your turn?

The answer is yes, this action is called a check-raise and is generally used when you have a strong hand and want to make the pot bigger.

However, there are also players who will use this method to make their opponents fold, which is an advanced style of play, and we will discuss it later when there is a chance.

When all players who have not folded have performed their actions, the next flop comes.