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Aug 3, 2008
A language of their own is spoken by poker players. A few basic words needs to be learned by those who want to start playing poker but have never played to keep them from being automatically ambushed as a novice. Other players will not gang up on them if the new players learn the language.

The different items in poker have odd names. The most different language of all the poker games is in Texas Hold'em. By learning the lingo of Texas Hold'em, a new player will be able to understand any other form of poker.

In a game of Texas Hold'em, the game starts out with up to five players and a dealer. In private, at-home games, a player is the dealer and still is allowed to bet and play. A chip or small device is passed around to let all the players know who is the first person to bet during each round.

This chip goes to the person to the left of the dealer. This first person bets what is called the small blind. The person to the left of the first person bets the big blind.

The small blind is generally half of the big blind. After these two players place their bets, which in normal games is the ante, the first two face-down cards are dealt to all the players. After all the players look at their hole cards, these two face-down cards, they each decide if they are going to bet or fold.

The player puts their two initial cards into the middle of the table if they decide to fold. If the player decided to bet, they will bet the same amount as the big blind. The first person who had placed the small blind then decides if he or she would like to stay in and if so, they will add to their small blind making it equal to the big blind.

The dealer will place the flop onto the middle of the table once it has been established who is going to continue in the game. The first three face-up cards are the flop. The flop is the start of the community cards that sit in the middle of the table for all the players to use.

The window is what the community cards are called. To determine a winning hand, the players will use these five community cards plus their two hole cards. The turn and the river are the last two community cards dealt, respectively.

After each time the dealer deals cards, the hole cards, the flop, the turn and the river, the players place bets. Unless he or she has folded, the first person to bet would be the person with the dealer's chip. If this person has folded, the next person in line to the left would bet first.

The players will then perform what is called a showdown after all the bets have been made. If there is more than one player left at the end of the round, there will be a showdown. The showdown is the final act in poker where the remaining players show their cards to reveal what hands they were able to make.

The highest-ranking hand wins the round. If a player bets all their money and loses, they are eliminated from the game. Knowing the language will help you look like you know what you are doing and if you practice it, it is not a very complex language.
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He can now be called, bracelet winner j. c. tran. He had been in the money 23 times before he hit pay dirt. Regarded as a very strong player, it was just a matter of time before tran snagged a title. He brings home a bracelet and over six hundred thousand dollars. Poker stars
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