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Texas Hold Em

Texas Hold em is the most popular community card game. It is especially popular in the casinos of western United States. No-limit Texas Hold em is played in the main event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Texas Hold em can be played by up to 22 players. However, it is generally played by a maximum of 10 people. The order of betting is fixed throughout all the Texas Hold em betting rounds.

How To Bet @ Texas Hold Em

The common betting structure at casino play for Texas Hold em is a fixed limit and two blinds. The limit for the first two Texas Hold em betting rounds is called a small bet. The limit for the third and fourth betting rounds is a big bet, double that of the small bet. The small blind in Texas Hold em is normally half of a small bet and the big blind is equal to a full small bet. The fourth bet is occasionally larger and the big blind is sometimes less than the small bet. In this case, the big blind in Texas Hold em is treated the same way a sub-minimum bring-in is treated in stud poker. In tournament Texas Hold em play, antes are also used along with blinds or instead of them.

The ‘All In’ Texas Hold Em Wager

When a Texas Hold em player wagers all the chips he has on the table any time, it’s called an ‘all-in’ wager. When another of the Holdem poker players at the table wants to call the all-in bet, but doesn’t have enough chips to match the bet, he calls for the total amount of chips in front of him. Then the original bettor retrieves part of his bet exceeding the call amount. The free Texas Holdem tournaments are a great way for newbie poker players to break into the world of professional Holdem poker.