Texas Hold’em Rules

Texas Hold’em is one of the most popular poker game in the world. It offers a huge number of strategies. One or more players, even by more than ten people, might play it. In this demo game, however, you play only against the Dealer.

Objectives

The Texas Hold’em game objective is to beat the others’ hands. Each player receives two cards in the beginning. Another five community cards are dealt during the game. The player with the best poker hand is the winner. The hand is standard poker hand and consists of five cards. As long as each player has two cards of his own and five – shared, only the highest combination, of five from these seven, counts. The hands are compared at the end of the game.

Cards

Texas Hold’em is played with a standard 52-card deck, mixed after each game. The cards strength goes from highest to lowest in this series: Ace (A), King (K), Queen (Q), Jack (J), 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. In some specific cases, the Ace might become the lowest card, less than number 2. All the suits – hearts, spades, diamonds, and clubs – are equal.

Game

Texas Hold’em game starts with an Ante bet. This is the game entering bet. Determine your Ante bet and click the Deal button, to deal cards. The first step is to receive two face-up cards for you and two hidden – for the Dealer.

After you are dealt with two cards, you have to evaluate your hand and to choose between the following:

You have to evaluate your hand again and to choose between the following:

After the forth community card is on the table, you are able to choose between the following:

The five community cards are on the table. It is time the two Dealer’s cards to become visible and they are turned over. Your best hand is formed by a combination between your own two cards and the five community cards. It is the same with the best Dealer’s hand. The hands are compared to each other and the highest one wins the game.

Game Results

Poker Hands

The Poker hand consists of five cards. Each higher category hand beats lower category ones: three cards of one denomination beat two sets of two cards; two sets of two cards beat a set of two cards, etc. If the hands are equal and in the same category, the individual cards set up the winner. If the highest cards in players’ hands are equal, the second highest cards should be compared, and so on. Here is an example: 4♥ 4♠ K♠ 10♦ 8♠ beats 4♣ 4♠ J♠ 8♦ 6♠, because K♠ beats J♠; or 4♥ 4♠ K♠ 10♦ 8♠ beats 4♣ 4♠ K♦ 10♠ 7♠, because 8♠ beats 7♠. The comparison continues until the fifth cards are compared.

Note that sixth and seventh cards are not taken in consideration when determining how high the hand is. Your best hand might consist of only one of your own two cards and four of the community cards, even the best hand of a player might consist only of community cards.

In case of equal individual cards, the hands become equal too. No winner is set in this case and all bets are returned to players.

List of Poker Hands

Royal Flush - Consists of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10, all of the same suit.

Ace Spade
King Spade
Queen Spade
Jack Spade
10 Spade

Straight Flush - Consists of five cards in sequence, all of the same suit (the Ace might be the weakest card).

10 Diamond
9 Diamond
8 Diamond
7 Diamond
6 Diamond

Four - Consists of four cards of the same denomination, one in each suit.

9 Club
9 Diamond
9 Heart
9 Spade
5 Diamond

Full House - Consists of three cards of one denomination and two cards of another denomination.

King Club
King Heart
King Spade
8 Diamond
8 Spade

Flush - Consists of five cards of the same suit.

Jack Spade
10 Spade
7 Spade
5 Spade
3 Spade

Straight - Consists of five cards in sequence of any suit (the Ace might be the weakest card).

Q Heart
Jack Club
10 Heart
9 Spade
8 Diamond

Three - Consists of three cards of the same denomination and two unmatched cards.

Queen Club
Queen Heart
Queen Spade
8 Spade
6 Diamond

Two Pair - Consists of two sets of two cards of the same denomination and any fifth card.

9 Heart
9 Spade
7 Club
7 Spade
10 Diamond

One Pair - Consists of two cards of the same denomination and three unmatched cards.

8 Club
8 Heart
Queen Club
6 Spade
3 Diamond

High Card - Made of any five cards not meeting any of the above requirements.

Ace Club
Queen Heart
7 Club
5 Spade
5 Heart