Texas hold em poker is among the most popular variations of the card poker game. The rules of the game change based on the type of poker variant you are playing. Two players, called the players, engage in an exciting game where each tries to be the first to accumulate the maximum number of points or wins. In poker, two cards, referred to as hole cards are dealt out face down to the players, and then two community cards are also dealt out face down. The three rounds of five community cards and the final card are dealt out to the players.
Texas hold em poker is played on the Texas Holdem table, similar to a standard poker table. The hole cards are placed face down on the table. The community cards that are dealt out are in front of the hole cards. It is essential to read the hole cards carefully before the community cards and the final card are dealt. Each player has two cards in his hand, one of which is called the flop. There are also two community cards in front of the flop. The players are dealt seven more community cards face up on the table.
Players start the game with one community card face up, called the pocket. They are then dealt seven more community cards face up to the right of their pocket. The player to the left of the pocket has one community card face up, called the small blind, which acts as the starting hand. The starting hand is followed by four pocket cards face up to the left of each player.
Player one now starts to deal out his cards to his opponents. He first deals out four community cards to his left of the pocket and four pocket cards to his right. This means that he now has eight community cards in front of him while his opponents have eight community cards behind him. The four pocket cards dealt to his left represent the cards that are revealed to the other players when the flop is dealt.
Then each player deals out the four cards from his hand face up to the players to his left of his pocket. Then each player draws four cards from the pot. From these four cards he is able to know the cards that have already been dealt to his opponents. Now player two is dealt out his four cards. in this round of dealing each player receives two communities and two pocket cards. This is called the full house.
In the next round each player is dealt out his four cards to the other player and so on down the line until there is no more cards left. The last player to be dealt out has the full house. The last player will have four communities and one pocket card for that round. This is called the river and is dealt out to the dealer.