Hold’emTexas Hold’em is the most popular version of poker in the world and is played using a standard 52 card deck. Every player gets two hole cards face-down. Then through four betting rounds a total of five community cards are dealt face-up on the table. Players must make the best five card hand with a combination of their hole cards and community cards. The player with the strongest hand wins.
No LimitAll Texas Hold’em games in GGNetwork are ‘No Limit’, which means there is no limit to the maximum a player can bet at once. Thus players can go all-in and bet all of their chips on their betting turn.
PositionsThe following are positions that you should know before playing the game.
- Big blind
- The player on the left of the small blind. The big blind is the same as the minimum bet size.
- Small blind
- The player immediately left of the dealer has to post the small blind.
- Each hand has one designated dealer. The dealer position determines the small and big blind positions. The dealer button is passed clockwise after every hand.
- Check to complete your turn without betting. Remember that checking may be considered as a tell for possessing weak hands.
- If you have a good hand, you may want to bet to win a bigger pot.
- Tell your opponents that you’re not messing around.
- Call to look up your opponent’s hands. Not all bets equate to strong hands.
- Apply maximum pressure on your opponents.
- To throw away your cards and forfeit whatever you have put in the pot.
Betting RoundThere are four betting rounds in Texas Hold’em.
Pre-FlopThe betting round that takes place after the players receive their hole cards.
The FlopThe betting round that takes place after the first three community cards are dealt.
The TurnThe third betting round that takes place after the fourth community card is dealt.
The RiverThe last betting round that takes place after the fifth and final community card is dealt.
The ShowdownThe showdown begins when there are two or more players who are still in play when action ends on the river. The player with the strongest hand will take the pot. When the showdown ends in a tie, the pot is split evenly among the winning players.
Player A loses
Player B wins
|Blinds (Ante)||Buy-in||Rake per Pot||Rake Cap|
|$0.05 / $0.10||$1 ~ $10||5%||$1|
|$0.10 / $0.25||$3 ~ $25||5%||$2|
|$0.25 / $0.50||$10 ~ $50||5%||$4|
|$0.50 / $1||$20 ~ $100||5%||$5|
|$1 / $2||$40 ~ $200||5%||$6|
|$2 / $4||$100 ~ $400||5%||$8|
|$5 / $10||$300 ~ $2,000||5%||$10|
|$10 / $20 ($5)||$1,000 ~ No Max||5%||$10|
|$25 / $50||$1,000 ~ No Max||5%||$10|