Texas hold ’em strategy and practice

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(Tony G in World Poker Tour 2004 Five Diamond at the Bellagio, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tony_G_the_Poker_Player.jpg) Texas hold ’em, commonly hold’em (HE) is a variant of poker. It is the most played variant, particularly in its no-limit  (NL) form, that is to say … Read More

Texas Hold em poker history

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Johnny Moss, Chill Wills, Amarillo Slim, Jack Binion, and Puggy Pearson outside of Binion’s Horseshoe in 1974 Even though small is recognized concerning the invention of Texas hold ’em, the Texas State Legislature officially recognizes Robstown, Texas, United States of … Read More

Texas Hold ’em poker rules (3) – Flop, Turn, River

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Flop and the second round of betting After the first betting round, the dealer puts three cards open on the table (Flop), followed by the second round. The player in the first position or the one to the left of … Read More

Texas Hold ’em poker rules (2) – Hole cards and the first round of betting

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Each player gets dealt at the beginning two “hidden” cards (Hole Cards). The player to the left of the big blind has the right to bet first, and thus began the first round. It has three options: to pay the … Read More

Texas Hold ’em poker rules (1)

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Hold ’em uses five open cards placed on the table named community cards, that can be used by each player along with those in his hand, to complete its respective combination . In casinos, besides Texas Hold ’em, Omaha is … Read More

Blind

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The blinds is a term used to describe the two forced bets posted by players to the left of the dealer in flop-style poker games. The blinds exist because Omaha and Texas hold ’em are generally played without antes, allowing … Read More

Big bet

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In a fixed-limit poker game, a big bet (BB) is the larger of two fixed bet amounts. A big bet is used in the final rounds of a game to increase the pot amount and thereby enable the possibility of … Read More

Omaha hold ’em

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Omaha hold ’em (or Omaha holdem or simply Omaha) is a community card poker game (“flop game”) similar to Texas hold ’em, where each player is dealt four cards and must make his best hand using exactly two of them, … Read More

Pineapple – Crazy Pineapple – Tahoe hold ’em

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Pineapple hold ’em exists halfway between Texas hold ’em and Omaha hold ’em. Players are initially dealt three cards. Each player then discards one of the three cards, and the game proceeds exactly as in Texas hold ’em. In Crazy … Read More

WinHoldEm

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WinHoldEm is an online Texas hold ’em bot, created by Ray Bornert. Bots of this kind can sometimes be used in online poker play, but this is considered cheating by poker rooms, and grounds for account termination. The bot is … Read More

Texas hold ’em hand groups

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David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth [1] assigned each hand to a group, and proposed all hands in the group could normally be played similarly. Stronger starting hands are identified by a lower number. Hands without a number are the weakest … Read More

Essentials in Texas hold ’em hands

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There are (52 × 51)/2 = 1,326 distinct possible combinations of two hole cards from a standard 52-card deck in hold ’em, but since suits have no relative value in poker, many of these hands are identical in value before … Read More

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