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How to Excel In Holdem

Jun 29, 2008
Poker is one of the most exciting games available to play. The opportunity to play all the variations of poker comes with knowing the simple rules of the basic game. Each different version has very slight rule changes making playing the game straightforward.

The game play can be taught with very simple steps. No matter how many cards are dealt or how many players are present, the basics of poker apply to all types of the game. The player is able to focus on the more important parts of the game like bluffing, when he knows the basics of the game.

Depending upon table size, there can be any number of players. There must be a dealer to call who won each hand and to pass out the cards. In non-professional or casino poker the role of the dealer passes from player to player in a clockwise fashion.

After the dealer has shuffled them, the player to the right of the dealer cuts the cards. All the players place the ante into the middle. At this time, either the players can wait for the dealer to begin the game or they can bet, what is called a blind bet.

The dealer passes out the appropriate number of face down cards and, depending upon the version played, the appropriate number of face down cards. Then the players either bet again or they check showing that they do not want to bet. Checking or passing is a sign that the players do not feel the need to make the pot higher.

Either the players bet or check after each face up card is dealt. The players bluff about what they have in their hand during this time. A player making the other players believe that they have the better hand by betting a certain amount is bluffing.

The technique of bluffing is what differentiates this game from any other card game. The other games that involve bluffing also involve dice. The French word Poque means to bluff which is where poker received it name.

Through the game, then the betting player wins the hand if one player bets and everyone else folds. Calling is when a player will bet the same as the first bettor or raises the bettor's bet. Folding is when a player thinks his cards are not good enough to continue.

After the last card has been laid out, if there are players who wish to see or raise the bet, then, there is a showdown. all the remaining players flip over their hidden cards to see who won the hand when a showdown happens. The game starts over again when the highest hand wins the pot.

By using chips that represent the money, players bet their own money when they are playing. A player have gone "all in" once they have bet all their chips. They are then eliminated from the game, if they player who has gone all in loses their hand.

If you know the basic rules of game play, poker is not a hard game to play. Knowing when to bluff and when to fold your hand is the hardest part of the game. Unless you have developed your talent of bluffing, it is not recommended to use poker as a means of income.
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