Poker is played with a deck of 52 cards (no jokers or jocker). The objective is to form the best five-card combination with two pocket cards and three of the five community cards to all players. The goal is to take away the pot, consisting of players’ bets.
Distribution of cards
A game of Texas Hold’em Poker is played with a number between 2 and 10 players per table. When you play big tournaments, and involves many more players are divided into tables of 10 players maximum.
Before starting the game, every player gets a card and the one who gets the strongest card is appointed dealer (also called the dealer, or croupier button). In online poker, however, the cards are dealt automatically. The dealer deals the cards to all participants, and its position determines who will play first, or the player to his left. Then the tour continues clockwise.
The forced bets or Blind
The forced bets, called Blind allow to start the game. The Small Blind (small blind) is a forced bet that makes the first player located to the left of the dealer and the big blind (big blind) is made by the next player. The big blind is double the small blind. During a poker tournament online or real, at an advanced level, use is made of the Ante. The Ante is a forced bet that each participant must make at the table before the dealer distributes the cards. It is a kind of payment to be eligible to play, all participate in the formation of the pot.
The betting in poker
The betting in poker are the ones that players announce their opponents within a word. In turn, each player may:
• Withdrawing or Fold: Quit the game.
• Pass or Check: Do not aim for a lap, but keep playing.
• Jogging or Pay or Call: Trimming the bet of the previous players to continue playing.
• Point or Bet: Making a bet to force players to retire or follow you pay.
• Relaunch: Make a bet higher than that of other players.
In general, participants who have a good combination of cards relaunch to increase the amount of money in the pot. The players who no matter win or do not have a great hand are content to follow the game of those who preceded them. Players who think they have the wrong hands, they decide to retire from the game, in order to lose the least amount of money possible. So, everyone is free to make a bluff to revive other players believe that you have a good hand, when in reality it is not so, waiting for the other players scare and decide to step aside.